News: Lost Voice Guy Triumphs On Britain's Got Talent

Comedian Lost Voice Guy has wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent. 

The Newcastle comic, real name Lee Ridley, has cerebral palsy so speaks via a voice syntheriser.

His unique act quickly won everyone over: "I’m a struggling stand-up comedian who struggles to stand up...To be honest, I’m not sure how good I am, I’ll leave that for you to decide....but just so you know, if you don’t laugh at the disabled guy you’re going to hell."

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Interviews: Interviews With The Cast Of Plebs

ITV2’s Series 4 of Plebs returns on Monday 9th April with an opening double bill from 10pm. Read interviews with the main cast, new cast members and special guests here and on the next four pages.

TOM ROSENTHAL plays Marcus

 

What goes through your mind when you know you’re coming back to Rome and playing Marcus again?

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News: BBC New Comedy Award 2018 Launches

The BBC New Comedy Award is back to search for the most exciting new comedy acts the UK has to offer.

The competition, launched today, provides an opportunity for the best new talent to kick-start their careers in the world of comedy. The award will once again be hosted by the home of radio comedy, Radio 4.

News: Susan Calman To Discuss Depression On New BBC Podcast

Comedian Susan Calman explores depression in a new podcast for the BBC, Susan Calman’s Mrs Brightside: A Cheerful Look at Depression.

Each week Susan and her guests will discuss their shared experiences, personal anecdotes and funny stories, whilst tackling topics that can be difficult to speak about. 

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News: Festival Award For Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris has become the fourth recipient of the annual Bath Plug Award, presented by Bath Comedy Festival each year for significant achievement or contribution to British and World comedy. 

The award, a specially engraved golden bath plug on a purple ribbon, places Rachel in great company - previous winners have been Terry Jones, Peter Richardson and Barry Cryer.

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Review: This Country, Episode 6, Family Loyalties, BBC Three

After a successful first series, the second series of This Country has kept up the momentum and high quality level with six more glorious episodes. After last week's classic when Kerry failed to make it to the steam fair the series closes with an episode that has everything. Comedy, poignancy and dodgy Dyson hoovers.

News: Jack Whitehall Joins Cast Of New Film From The Rock

Jack Whitehall has landed a role in the latest film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jungle Cruise.

Variety has reported that Whitehall will join Johnson and Emily Blunt and will play Blunt's brother. 

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News: Comedians Gather To Pay Tribute To Comedy Svengali Kim Kinnie

The cream of the UK comedy scene has gathered to remember comedy svengali Kim Kinnie, who died earlier this year.

Kinnie was famously the booker at the Comedy Store in London and the tribute appropriately took place in the venue's current home in Oxendon Street just off Leicester Square. Kinnie was well known in the 1980s for handing out sage advice to up and coming stand-up comedians. He was also famous for usually having a glass of red wine nearby. 

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News: British Comedian Makes It Through To US TV Talent Final

British comedian Will Mars has made it through to the final of NBC's Trial By Laughter competition.

Mars, who ran the Joke Thieves comedy night in London, relocated  to America a while ago but seemed to have returned to the UK earlier this year when he appeared in the New Acts Of The Year final at Rich Mix and talked about being dumped as soon as he arrived back in England.

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News: Katherine Ryan & Mark Watson Among Comics Playing New Music & Arts Festival

Katherine Ryan and Mark Watson are among the comedians playing a new music and arts festival set to take place this summer in Alexandra Palace on July 21.

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