News: David Walliams & Sheridan Smith Star In New Comedy

David Walliams and Sheridan Smith star in the TV version of Walliams' children’s novel Ratburger, which comes to Sky One and NOW TV this Christmas. Walliams plays evil villain Burt and Sheridan is the horrid stepmother.

News: Jongleurs Closes

Jongleurs' comedy clubs appear to have closed.

A message was sent out this afternoon saying that as of today Roving Ventures Ltd (the licensee of Jongleurs Comedy) is to suspend operations.

More details to follow but this has major ramifications for comedians who had been booked to perform at the various Jongleurs clubs around the country and Jongleurs On The Road too. There is also the issue of where comedians stand regarding outstanding payments. An administrator is to be appointed.

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News: Book Deal For Ex Comedy Agent

Ex comedy agent Hannah Begbie has signed a book deal with HarperFiction.

Her first book will be Mother, her novel exploring the identities women “juggle” throughout life, inspired by her son’s cystic fibrosis. It will be published in 2018.

News: Trailer Park Boys Star Dies

John Dunsworth, better known as Jim Lahey in the Trailer Park Boys series, has died. He was 71.

Dunsworth’s daughter Sarah posted the news on social media. She wrote, “With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away. John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness.”

News: James Corden Criticised for Weinstein Jokes

James Corden had a mixed response when he made jokes about Harvey Weinstein last night onstage at the AmfAR Gala Los Angeles Friday night in Beverly Hills.

The talk show host quipped: “This is a beautiful room, it’s a beautiful night here in L.A. It’s so beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage.”

Reports suggest that there was "nervous laughter" in the room as he continued. 

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Live Review: Tony Law and Friends in The Battle for Icetopia, Alexandra Palace

Wearing shorts, kneepads and an ice hockey top, Tony Law is muscular, masculine and hilarious in a role that brings a whole new physical element to his comedy.

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News: 27 Extra Jason Manford Tour Dates Announced

Jason Manford has added 27 more dates to his 2017/2018 Muddle Class tour due to exceptional demand. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, October 13. Link below.

In his new show Manford comes to terms with the realisation that having grown up working class he has now become middle class, hence the term "muddel class".

The tour follows his 2013/4 ‘First World Problems’ tour, which ran for 18 months and took him to all corners of the British Isles, performing more than 200 sold out shows.

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News: UK Leg Of World Tour Announced For Dane Baptiste

Comedian Dane Baptiste has announced a UK tour as part of his planned world tour for his latest show G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.).

His UK leg starts on January 18 in Nottingham and features 21 dates including 5 dates at London’s Soho Theatre. The show will also head to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Estonia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, Finland and Dubai with more countries being added. 

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News: Joel Dommett Goes Back Into The Jungle

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star Joel Dommett is to return to the Australian jungle.

When the new series starts later this year the comedian will be hosting the Extra Camp shows for ITV2 alongside Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash.

Dommett said: "Ever since 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' got me out of there, I've been wanting desperately to get back in there. I can't blooming wait!"

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News: Joel Dommett Loses Autobiography Chapter

Disaster struck comedian Joel Dommett at the weekend.

The I'm A Celebrity breakthrough star tweeted the bad news yesterday that he has lost 12,000 words of the book he is currently writing.

"My computer decided to delete a 12k word chapter of my book that I hadn't backed up. HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT NIGHT GUYS"

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