News: Radio 1 Podcast for Andy Field

BBC Radio 1 is to launch a new comedy podcast starring rising offbeat comic Andy Field.  The Andy Field Experience is a fast-paced and surreal sketch podcast "for a new generation of comedy fans" (though presumably an old generation of comedy fan will be permitted to listen to it).. 


News: Camden Fringe Announces 2018 Line Up

The Camden Fringe Festival has announced its 2018 line-up, with comedians including Rhys James, Lloyd Griffith, Kat Bond, Marlon Davis, Caroline Mabey (pictured) and Tez Ilyas billed for the month-long festival.
The programme sees themes of #MeToo, LGBTQ and mental health taking the forefront,


News: Absolute Football Show For Matt Forde

Absolute Radio has signed comedian and presenter Matt Forde to present the station’s Rock n Roll Football Show.  The football entertainment show is packed with an upbeat indie rock soundtrack, goals and a look at the lighter side of the game. 

Matt will be joined by existing co-host and fellow Nottingham Forest fan Matt Dyson.


News: Deborah Frances-White To Deliver Fringe Welcome Address

Writer and comedian Deborah Frances-White will deliver the Fringe Central Welcome Address on Friday 3 August, sharing her own Fringe experiences and welcoming performers to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The welcome address marks the start of the Fringe and this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of Fringe Central, the Fringe Society’s centre for performers, venues, media and arts industry professionals attending the Fringe.

News: Sophie Willan Nominated For Major Award

Sophie Willan has been nominated for the Times Breakthrough Award in the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Inside No 9, Catastrophe and This Country are nominated in the Best Comedy category.

Now in its 22nd year, the annual awards ceremony will take place at The Savoy Hotel in London on Sunday 1 July 2018, hosted by Melvyn Bragg and celebrating the wide range of creative talent Britain has to offer, from Stormzy to Paddington 2. It will also be broadcast on Sky.


TV Review: Peter Kay's Car Share, The Finale, BBC1

Well that was about as soppy as everyone expected Peter Kay's very last Car Share to be.

I did wonder for a moment if there was going to be an awful accident because John (Peter Kay) kept glancing at his phone or looking at Kayleigh (Sian Gibson). And in fact the episode did feature a smash, but not in the way I expected. It was caused by Kayleigh getting out of the car to save a hedgehog, causing the car behind to swerve and prang and then for the door of John's Fiat to be sliced off by a passing truck.


News: Mock The Week Returns

Mock the Week will return for its seventeenth series on BBC Two next month. To mark the momentous occasion series regulars, host Dara O Briain and panellist Hugh Dennis, adopted a ministerial power stance (see picture)

New names lined up to appear on the long-running comedy series include Darren Harriott, Suzi Ruffell, London Hughes, Desiree Burch, Rachel Parris, Geoff Norcott and Icelandic stand-up star Ari Eldjarn.

News: A League Of Their Own Road Trip Line-Up Revealed

Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff are back on the road filming A League of Their Own: European Roadtrip for Sky One and streaming service NOW TV.

After the success of the two previous series of A League of Their Own: US Roadtrip, the team captains from the hit Sky original production are on a pre-Brexit tour of Europe, taking on the continent’s best sport - and most ridiculous challenges - as they go.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Edd Hedges

There is no such thing as an overnight success in stand-up comedy. Five years is probably the going rate from being first noticed to breaking through, which suggests that 2018 could be Edd Hedges year. In 2013 he was a joint winner of the So You Think You're Funny competition in Edinburgh and has gradually been building up his reputation as a skilful stand-up since then. He did his debut hour, Wonderland, in Edinburgh last year and now brings it to the Soho Theatre.


TV Review: Riot Girls, C4

I think it would be fair to say I'm not in Riot Girls' target demographic. Then again i'm younger than former Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell and he tweeted that this new hidden camera sketch show was the funniest thing since Jeremy Corbyn in a Russian hat. Or something like that anyway. But then again, he was frank enough to point out that his daughter Grace was one of the four budding pranksters alongside Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence.



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