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’.


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.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas is definitely a comedian with a difference. There aren't many stand-ups out there with the manner and patter of a prime-time entertainer and the material and passion of a hard hitting satirist. The Blackburn comic successfully manages to pull together two very different styles, sweetening his political patter with a smile and winning punchline. You may have caught him on Radio 4's Tez Talks or The Now Show or on television on Live from the BBC, Mock The Week, The Last Leg or Man Like Mobeen. Now see him live.

News: Award Wins For Trip To Spain, Detectorists

Detectorists and The Trip To Spain have both won awards at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2018.

Mackenzie Crook's BBC4 treasure hunter comedy won Best Comedy. Crook picked up the award with his co-star Toby Jones.

The Steve Coogan/Rob Brydon Sky Atlantic foodie comedy won Best Multichannel Programme. Its writer-director, filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, received the award. 

Opinion: When Bad Sitcoms Turn Good

Every time a new series of Benidorm starts I watch the first episode. I like to have an open mind and I like to think that maybe this time it'll become my favourite show. But no it doesn't. Rigid? me? But in the last week there have been a couple of sitcoms where I've had to do a critical u-turn.

News: Early Doors Tour Dates Announced

National tour dates have been confirmed for pub-based sitcom Early Doors. The show will be on the road from September 25 to October 7. This follows a run at the Salford'a from August 29 - September 15. The tour includes a night at the Eventim Apollo on October 2.

Original writers and stars Craig Cash and Phil Mealey have written a brand new story featuring the same hilarious characters. 


News: New Tour For The Mash Report's Rachel Parris

Update: Due to exceptional demand another London date has been added at the Leicester Square Theatre next year - on March 2, 2019. Tickets for this show go on sale at 10am this Friday, March 9.


Rachel Parris, the breakout star of BBC2's The Mash Report who presented the story about Piers Morgan's interview with Donald Trump, has announced a major autumn tour.


News: Alan Partridge Starts Shooting New Show

Filming has begun on This Time With Alan Partridge, the new Partridge project coming to BBC One later this year, a quarter of a century after his BBC debut. 

The show will see Alan (Steve Coogan) handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, an evening weekday magazine show. 


News: Camping Gets An American Makeover

Camping, the dark comedy by Julia Davis, is to be remade in America by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.



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