News: Susan Calman Bottoms Out On Strictly

Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton will be banking on the voting public to get through this week's Strictly Come Dancing in Blackpool.

The duo came last on Saturday's show.

Their American Smooth routine and paso doble left them well behind the rest of the celebrity dancers when the judges voted. But the public vote may save them yet. Calman is proving to be one of the most popular dancers on the show.

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News: New Toast of London Not Currently Being Written

Matt Berry is not currently writing new episodes of Toast of London, contrary to stories on the internet.

During an interview with Stewart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe on BBC6 Music on Friday Berry was asked if there would be any more of the Channel 4 sitcom about the dissolute, deluded actor and voiceover artiste Steven Toast. Berry said: " 'Yes, there will be." 

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News: Iain Lee Joins I'm A Celebrity In The Jungle

Iain Lee has joined I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

The broadcaster and comedian was plunged straight into the action and had to compete in a snake-strewn Bushtucker Trial agsinst fellow newbie, politician Kezia Dugdale.

Lee won and as a result was made Prime Minister of the camp, moving into "10 Downing Creek". He chose stand-up comic Shappi Khorsandi as his deputy.

News: John Bishop to Return With Another Series Of...In Conversation

Entertainment channel W has ordered a fourth series of the critically-acclaimed John Bishop: In Conversation With… 

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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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