News: Date Confirmed For New Robot Wars With Dara O Briain & Angela Scanlon

The date has been confirmed for the new series of Robot Wars. Dara Ó Briain, Angela Scanlon and commentator Jonathan Pearce return to BBC2 on October 22.

The new series features an all-new competition format, that includes Robot Redemption, and the biggest battle in Robot Wars History, the Ten Robot Rumble…a ten robot, no time limit, last robot standing, fight to the death, to determine who takes the wildcard and final spot in the Grand Final.


News: BBC Appoints New Entertainment & Music Genre Director

Mark Linsey, Director, BBC Studios today announces that Suzy Lamb, currently Head of Entertainment at Thames TV, has been appointed to Genre Director, Entertainment & Music, BBC Studios, which produces shows including Strictly Come Dancing, A Question of Sport, Later… With Jools Holland, Children In Need night of TV and The Proms.

News: Cast Revealed For Morecambe, Wise & Braben Drama

An outstanding cast has been confirmed to star in Eric, Ernie & Me, the BBC Four film about Eddie Braben, who wrote for Morecambe & Wise.

Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks, Drop The Dead Donkey) will play Eddie, as he sets about reshaping the iconic double act into the Eric and Ernie that the nation took to its heart.

News: Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin Plays London Shows

Jeff Garlin, who plays Larry David's manager Jeff Greene in Curb Your Enthusiasm, is to play London shows.

He will be appearing at the Soho Theatre from Monday December 18 - Saturday December 30. 

News: Simon Brodkin Pranks Theresa May At Tory Conference

Simon Brodkin has pulled off one of his most daring stunts yet.

He managed to get past tight security to hand Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 when she was making her speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

As he was being bundled out he was asked why he did it and replied: "Boris asked me to do it."  


Live Review: Ivo Graham, Andrew Ryan, Phil Jerrod, Niamh Marron, Jamie Oliphant, Pizza Express Live

At a time when I regularly hear about comedy clubs struggling to survive it was good this week to hear about two new clubs opening. There’s a big new swanky joint in Glasgow and down south in London Pizza Express Live, just round the corner from Holborn station, is putting on stand-up on Monday nights and is a very welcome – and comfy – addition to the live circuit.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Brett Goldstein

  1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?

Pace up and down and remind myself that I am incredibly lucky to do this for a living and that I am living a dream and I should ignore the abject terror that is overtaking my body

2. What irritates you?


News: Last Leg Star Adam Hills To Release Live Clown Heart DVD

Adam Hills is to release a DVD of his most recent full-length stand-up show Clown Heart.

In his latest show the Last Leg star tackles everything from health, diets and exercise to parenting, relationships and mortality, with some very special guests joining him along the way. Adam embraces life with his inimitable positivity, laughing in the face of disaster.


News: Gemma Whelan Joins End Of The World Cast

Character comedian Gemma Whelan, who is best known these days as Yara Greyjoy from Game of Thrones, is to appear as a detective in a new C4 comedy entitled  The End of the F***ing World.

The series will launch as a complete box set exclusively on All 4 later this month, with the first episode premiering on Channel 4. 


News: Sarah Hadland & Lolly Adefope Join Cast of Hang Ups

Sarah Hadland and Lolly Adefope are two of the names who have joined the cast of Hang Ups, the new C4 comedy starring Stephen Mangan as fallen-from-grace-therapist Richard Pitt.



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