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.

Opinion: Did Peter Kay Beat The Touts?

In case you've been living in a cave without wi-fi you probably know that Peter Kay is going on tour next year whether you want to know or not. He told us on Tonight with Jonathan Ross and on Strictly Come Dancing over the weekend and would have probably plugged his shows on Newsnight if he had half a chance.

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News: Murder... Breaks Records

Murder On The Blackpool Express has been a ratings smash-hit for UKTV, having become the highest-ever rating show on its Gold channel.

The comedy drama, starring Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson and a host of TV favourites has drawn in 1.72 million viewers since its premiere on Gold on 11th November.

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News: Al Porter No Longer In Panto

Irish comedian Al Porter will not be appearing in panto this Christmas.

As was hinted at in his statement yesterday, he will no longer be starring in Polly & The Beanstalk at the Olympia Theatre. A statement on the theatre's website reads:

"Due to recent developments, Al Porter is standing aside from his role in this year’s Pantomime Polly and the Beanstalk at the Olympia Theatre.

A replacement star will be announced shortly.

Pat Egan Management / Stuart O’Connor, Spotlight Productions"

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News: UK Tour For My Dad Wrote A Porno

The team behind the hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno will take their live version on tour after a limited run of shows sold out across the world in minutes. Over twenty-two dates, My Dad Wrote A Porno Live will play to theatres nationwide including a performance at London’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre) on the 14th May 2018. 

The tour starts in Bristol on April 16 and currently ends on June 7 in Nottingham.

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Jon Pointing

Jon Pointing's Edinburgh show Act Natural was one of the underground hits of the Fringe this summer. And it may be about to go overgound with a run at the Soho Theatre. Pointing plays Cayden Hunter, an actor who will "demonstrate the importance of selflessness and sharing through this (non-participatory) workshop." The audience is his acting class as he offers them a lecture that is just a whisker away from feeling like a real lecture.

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News: Al Porter Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Comedian Al Porter is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

According to reports in the Irish edition of the Times four male performers have made allegations. The claims relate to groping or putting his hand down their trousers. He stopped when they reprimanded him.

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News: Date Revealed for Taskmaster Champion Of Champions

The date has been revealed for the Taskmaster Champion of Champions special edition.

The first of two shows will be broadcast on Dave on December 13 at 9pm. 

This all-star showdown will feature the five winners of previous series of the show battling asgainst each other in various challenges. The quintet of winners are Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Noel Fielding and the most recent victor, Bob Mortimer who helped to secure his triumph by getting into the boot of his car and cuddling Alex Horne.

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