News: Advance Screenings Of New League Of Gentlemen (& Dr Who)

The BBC is putting on free advance screenings in the north of England of two of the most eagerly-awaited Christmas shows – Dr Who and The League of Gentlemen. 

As well as Peter Capaldi's final Doctor Who, there will be two opportunities for comedy fans to attend a local screening for local people and see the first of three new episodes of cult favourite The League of Gentlemen.

News: New Film From Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Demetri Martin

Acclaimed American stand-up comedian and Edinburgh Festival Perrier Award-winner Demetri Martin (The Daily Show, Comedy Central’s Important Things with Demetri Martin) writes and stars in his directorial film debut DEAN, following a New York-based illustrator who falls for an LA woman while trying, in the wake of his mother’s death, to prevent his father from selling the family home. 

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News: 2018 UK Tour for Tez Ilyas

After a run at 2017’s Edinburgh Fringe, Tez Ilyas is taking his solo show Teztify around the UK with a national tour starting in March 2018.

Teztify is Tez Ilyas’ third stand-up show. His previous two, TEZ Talks and Made in Britain, both garnered critical acclaim. Teztify is no different. It’s a spectacularly powerful, provocative and brilliantly funny hour of topical stand up from a rising star of comedy. 

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News: Martin Hughes On Sean Hughes – "Winning the Perrier Award made him but it also began the disintegration of him."

The brother of Sean Hughes has spoken movingly and honestly about his awarding-winning sibling who died last month aged 51.

In an interview with the radio station ABC Radio Melbourne Martin Hughes, who lives in Australia, suggested that huge success at such a young age may have played a part in his early death.

Martin Hughes ended up living in Australia after visiting the country as Sean's guest when he appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Jon Pointing

Update 9/4/18: Jon Pointing has joined the cast of Plebs as Jason.
 
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.

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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. The second show will follow at the same time on December 20.

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News: Richard Herring Launches New Kickstarter Drip Campaign

Comedian Richard Herring is one of the first people to be part of a new crowdfunding scheme from Kickstarter entitled Drip, a way to fund artists regularly through subscriptions. Comedian/musician Reggie Watts is also one of the initial 100 people involved in the concept..

In return for monthly donations of £3 subscribers will get various extras including the following:

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News: UK Tour for Award Winner John Kearns

The only winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards, John Kearns is taking his new bold, funny and thought-provoking show, directed by Jon Brittain, on tour in 2018 after a successful sold out run at the Soho Theatre. The tour starts on January 28 in Coventry and ends on May 27 in Wells.

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News: Second Series For Back With Mitchell & Webb

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