News: Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer To Return for BBC Series

Ahead of their return this Christmas with Vic & Bob's Big Night Out special the BBC has announced that next year Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be bringing their show to BBC Four for a four episode series made by BBC Studios.

The series will mark their 25th anniversary at the BBC which began with the Smell of Reeves and Mortimer - a seminal force in British comedy and paved the way for Shooting Stars, Bang Bang, Catterick and House of Fools to name a f

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TV: Tim Vine Travels Through Time Christmas Special, BBC1

Master of the pun Tim Vine journeys back in time to Tudor England in a quest to find a silver lion and bring Christmas to Henry VIII’s court.

It’s Christmas time at Tim’s antiques shop, and special celebrity guest Emma Bunton needs Tim’s help. Can he make this antique silver lion as good as new? Thanks to his time-travelling grandfather clock, the answer is always yes!

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Review: The Celebrity Voicemail Show, BBC3

A few years ago Kayvan Novak seemed to be all over TV like a rash. Not just in prank shows such as Fonejacker and Facejacker but acting in comedies such as Inside No 9, Uncle and Rev. In this one-off he returns to what he made his name at, basically putting on ludicrous voices.

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Judah Friedlander

Onstage Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, the greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, a role model to children, and the most humble person on the planet. Or maybe not. Take a look at his Netflix special America Is The Greatest Country In The United States to make up your own minds. You may already know Friedlander from 30 Rock where he played  writer Frank Rossitano. Tina Fey described him as “one of the all-time great weirdos”.

News: UK Tour For Bridget Christie

Multi-award winning and acclaimed comedian Bridget Christie is touring in 2018 with her new show What Now?

News: Shappi Khorsandi Voted Out Of I'm A Celebrity..

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi is the first celebrity to be voted out of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

On being evicted she told interviewer Joe Swash that she had one jungle regret: “I wanted to do more creepy crawly snakey things.”

After leaving Khorsandi tweeted: "Out of Narnia! My fam weren't there to meet me as my baby girl has high temp. Cuddled up with my babies now. What a blast but SO happy to be out! Big love and luck to my campmates xxx."

Video: Watch Matt Berry & Nigel Planer In Short Film Sleigh

Watch Matt Berry and Nigel Planer in this seasonal short film about a band making a Christmas single, with music specially written for it by Elbow. The film is directed by John Panton and co-written by ace Emmy-winning comedy writer David Quantick. John Panton explains a bit more about the project here.

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News: New Comedian of the Year Finalists Revealed

The line-up has been announced for this year's New Comedian of the Year Final

The final takes place at 7pm at the Leicester Square Theatre on Monday December 18. The compere is Mick Ferry.

Previous finalists include Rob Beckett, Tim Shishodia, Jim Campbell, Ian Smith, Sofie Hagen and Funmbi Omotayo

Buy tickets here.

The finalists are below.

 

 

 

 

News: Harry Hill's Tea Time Returns to Sky One

Harry Hill’s Tea-Time will return to Sky One for a brand new series on 2nd January 2018, bringing one part chat show and one part cookery spoof show to the dinner table with guests including Sir Trevor McDonald, Jessie Wallace, Twiggy, Jenny Agutter, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Kate Humble.

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TV: Live At The Apollo, BBC2

When a show is on its thirteenth series it would be understandable if it was starting to look a bit tired and ragged around the edges. But Live at the Apollo has survived a move – some might say relegation – from BBC1 to BBC2 and established a format that works well and could last for some time yet. In fact judging by the first episode of the new series it is better than ever. Didn't it once feature grinning celebrities in the audience in the past?

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