News: Katherine Ryan Announces UK Tour

Katherine Ryan has extended the tour of her latest show, Glam Role Model, into 2015 due to popular demand.

In Katherine Ryan’s homeland of Canada, it isn’t unheard of for women to expose their breasts in public. To her amusement, however, here in the UK this questionable pastime actually has a title: ‘glamour modelling’.

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News: Joan Rivers Dies

Update 4/9/14: News is coming in that 81-year-old comedian Joan Rivers has died in New York. She had been hospitalised last week. She was reportedly having her vocal chords checked when she suffered respiratory problems and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Her daughter Melissa said she died peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

News: Settlement Reached Over Defamation Case

Comedian Louise Reay has issued a statement regarding the defamation case she has been facing.

In January this year Louise Beamont, whose stage name is Louise Reay, was served with defamation, privacy and data protection proceedings by her husband from whom she was separated.

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Interview: Julian Clary By Emma Cox

Julian Clary is touring in 2019 with his new show Born To Mince. He talks about life on the road and life in general below. Tickets are on sale now. See dates and buy tickets here.

If I was expecting Julian Clary to turn up to our interview in a fanfare of sequins, make-up and high camp, I’d have been sorely disappointed.

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Video: Jess Robinson's 12 Days Of Jessmas

Comedian/impressionist Jess Robinson is releasing a series of videos in the lead up to Christmas called 12 Days of Jessmas.

Jess will post 12 Christmas songs as 12 celebrity impressions requested by 12 of her famous and funny friends. The series begins today with Rachel Parris’ request of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ in the style of Lulu.

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News: Scott Bennett Triumphs At Midlands Comedy Awards

Scott Bennett won Best Act at the annual Midlands Comedy Awards this week, with veteran compere Barry Dodds recognised as Best MC for the fourth year in a row, meaning both the top prizes went to Notts-based performers.

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News: New Recipients Of BBC Comedy Writer’s Bursary Announced

BBC Studios is celebrating 40 years of The Radio Comedy Writer’s Bursary, which gives two new writers each year the chance to secure a contract to write for a year across a variety of audio comedy shows.

Over the years the bursary has helped launch the careers of writers such as Guy Jenkin (Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey), Rob Grant and Doug Naylor (Red Dwarf) and Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche (The Thick of It and Veep).

News: New Hosts for BBC's Newsjack And Comedy Club

Award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard Mc-Lean will host the new series of Radio 4 Extra’s satirical sketch show Newsjack, which begins on 7 February 2019.

News: First Images Of Ken Branagh In Christmas Upstart Crow

The first images have been released of Sir Kenneth Branagh in this year’s Upstart Crow Christmas Special. Kenneth appears as the mysterious stranger in A Crow Christmas Carol

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