News: Irish Comedian of the Year Results

The Irish Comedian of the Year Final has taken place today.

The winner is Lisa Casey (pictured centre). Second place went to Danny Ryan (left) and Catherine Bohart (right) was third.

The Grand Final took place at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway.

Lisa Casey wins a cash prize and a trip to perform in Australia.

News: New TV Show for Russell Brand

Russell Brand is working on a brand new show for British television in which he will be interacting with the audience about controversial, provocative issues.

The Russell Brand TV Show sounds like it will hark back to Brand's breakthrough appearances on Big Brother's Big Mouth when he roamed around the studio with his microphone getting instant feedback from unhibited members of the public about the latest events in the Big Brother house.

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Live Review: Ahir Shah, Soho Theatre

This review first appeared in the London Evening Standard here.

Ahir Shah is currently on tour. Dates here.

 

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News: Sir Lenny Henry To Make BBC Documentary

Sir Lenny Henry is to make a documentary for the BBC entitled  Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid.

Dudley born, but Jamaica bred, Henry considers himself a Commonwealth Kid, born to Jamaican parents who came to the UK as part of the post-Windrush generation in 1957.

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News: When Is The New Series Of Detectorists?

Were you asking when Detectorists is back on?

Well, you've come to the right place.

Beyond The Joke can reveal that the new series will start on BBC4 on Wednesday, November 8 at 10pm.

Writer and star MacKenzie Crook has said that this third six-part series will probably be the last one he makes. The series follows the lives and loves of people who hunt for buried treasure around the village of Danebury.

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News: Mike Smash Quite Liderally Returns For Christmas Special

The UK’s most fantabulous DJ and one half of everyone’s favourite fab radio duo, Mike Smash (Paul Whitehouse) takes time out from his charity work and returns to TV screens this Christmas with his ding-dong-merrily-on-high-iest festive favourite tunes. Smashie's Xmastastic Playlist is a new UKTV Original that will air across two days in December 2017.

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News: Susan Calman Battles For Strictly Survival

Comedian Susan Calman will be battling for survival when the latest Strictly Come Dancing votes are counted tonight.

Calman and partner Kevin Clifton came joint last in a four-way tie alongside celebrity dancers Simon Rimmer, Brian Conley and Ruth Langsford.

The judges had mixed feelings about Calman and Clifton's dance to Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix

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News: Taskmaster – The Masterclass

RTS Futures has teamed up with the creators of Avalon’s hit UKTV comedy game show, Taskmaster, to offer the ultimate masterclass in bringing ideas to TV.

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News: Good Ship Comedy Club Sails To Camden

After more than a decade entertaining crowds in Kilburn Good Ship Comedy is setting sail and moving a few miles east to The Colonel Fawcett in Camden Town. Over the past two years comics to have played there include Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Nish Kumar, Pippa Evans, Ed Gamble, Joel Dommett, Ellie Taylor, Shappi Khorsandi, Bec Hill, Abandoman, Dane Baptiste, Mae Martin, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Richard Herring.

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News: UK Tour For Sunset Milk Idiot Tim Vine

Tim Vine is taking his latest show on the road.

Vine's Sunset Milk Idiot tour starts in Aldershot on February 6 and currently finishes at Blackpool Grand on June 7. As previously reported, he plays the Eventim Apollo in London on on May 11.

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