News: Billy Connolly Says He Has Volunteered To Be Parkinson's Guinea Pig

Comedy legend Billy Connolly says that he has put himself forward to become a stem cell research "guinea pig" to help to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.


News: Police Become Involved In Graham Linehan Twitter 'Transphobia' Row

Writer Graham Linehan has been given a verbal warning by police following a complaint from a transgender activist.

According to reports West Yorkshire Police told the Father Ted co-creator to cease contacting Stephanie Hayden.


News: Applications Open For Caroline Aherne Bursary

BBC Comedy commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC North are delighted to announce the Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018.

The inaugural bursary scheme in the memory of the late Caroline Aherne was launched last year at the Salford Sitcom Showcase.


News: Jon Richardson To Release Live DVD

Jon Richardson, star of Dave’s ‘Ultimate Worrier' and team captain on Channel 4’s  ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, plus runner-up in Heat Magazine’s ‘Weird Crush’ poll (not once, not twice but three times!!) is ready to take on the state of the world, complain a little and offer absolutely no solutions in his brand new live stand-up show.


News: UK Tour for Kieran Hodgson

Following on from two consecutive Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations for Best Show for his thrilling and genre-defining shows Lance and Maestro, Kieran Hodgson returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 to claim his third nomination. He is now taking his latest hit show on tour


News: Ardal O'Hanlon & Colin Murphy Star In New BBC Northern Ireland Shows

BBC Northern Ireland audiences can expect more local drama, more comedy and a greater range of documentaries over the next year.
Addressing a range of independent production companies and members of the Northern Ireland creative sector, the BBC NI Director Peter Johnston highlighted some of the new comedy, entertainment, drama and factual commissions reflecting life in Northern Ireland, as well as the return of some


News: More Live Shows For Jason Manford

Comedian Jason Manford has added another run of dates to his current Muddle Class tour due to demand.

The new shows include a prestigious gig at the London Palladium on March 8, 2019.

The other new dates are in Cambeidge, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Liverpool.

Muddle Class is Jason's latest tour and it features new material about Jason growing up "working class" then finding, over the years, that part of him has become "middle class" - causing much confusion.


News: Lenny Henry To Play Richard Pryor

It has been confirmed that Sir Lenny Henry is to play legendary stand-up comedian Richard Pryor onstage.

The performance will be at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre, but comedy fans will have to wait until 2020 to see it. Tickets are not on sale yet, but it was announced at the NT's latest annual press conference. It will be called Richard Pryor on Fire and will be directed by Paulette Randall.


News: UK Tour For Al Murray Pub Landlord

Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, will embark on 43-date tour of the UK from May 2019. The Landlord Of Hope and Glory Tour currently starts at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre on May 8 and finishes at the Shanklin Theatre on the Isle of Wight on July 6.


News: Lost Episodes Of Dad's Army To Be Recreated

Lost episodes of classic sitcom Dad's Army are to be remade. UKTV has commissioned Mercury Productions, working very closely with the Estates of the original writers, Jimmy Perry and David Croft, to exclusively recreate three episodes of Dad’s Army that haven’t been seen on television since they were first broadcast in 1969. 



Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.