News: David Baddiel On Family, Death And Comedy

David Baddiel has spoken for the first time about his new show, which will examine his complex relationship with his parents. My Family: Not The Sitcom is the follow-up to his acclaimed dissection of modern celebrity, Fame: Not The Musical.


TV Review: Al Murray V Nigel Farage: The Battle for South Thanet, Dave

Unless you’ve spent all day in the pub you will know that Al Murray will not be taking up a seat in Westminster. But the Pub Landlord has left behind a legacy of sorts. A fun campaign that highlighted some of the absurdity of the electoral system and this entertaining fly-on-the-hustings documentary. 


News: Russell Howard Conquers America Via The Internet

Russell Howard has announced more live dates of his Wonderbox show in America and Canada, thanks largely to his online presence.

Howard’s BBC3 show Russell Howard’s Good News had been widely pirated and in November 2014 a YouTube channel was set up so that fans around the world who cannot see the programme on TV can see it legitimately on the web. The channel has now had 9 million views - there are two viewers in North Korea, although Howard has no plans to tour there at the moment.


TV Review: Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe, BBC2

What does it say in the Bible about the last coming first? After an election campaign that has been crammed to the brink with satirical programmes, Charlie Brooker bowled along just as last orders were being called to show the rest how it should be done.


Competition: Win Free Tickets For Francesca Martinez & War On Want Benefit

Next week on Tuesday, May 12 some of our finest comedians are gathering at the Union Chapel to support the charity War on Want, which fights against the root causes of poverty and human rights violation as part of the worldwide movement for global justice. 

News: Sarah Millican Curates Museum

Sarah Millican is the new curator of The Museum of Curiosity. She will take over the role for the forthcoming 8th series.

The Museum of Curiosity is the comedy panel show that sets out to bring together the most interesting people in the universe and ask them to submit one item each to fill the Museum's empty plinths.

Created by John Lloyd, Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber, it has proved to be one of the most loved programmes on BBC Radio 4.


Opinion: Have Comics Let Politicians Off The Hook? By Vic Iyer

The homogenous, zombie-like world of modern politics is often ridiculed by satirists – but this election campaign has made me wonder if the comedians are any less on-message.

Let me state from the get go that there is nothing wrong with comedians saying what they think about politics – in the age of Twitter, as I can testify to, it's kind-of impossible to resist the urge. Especially when there's so much to get angry about.


News: Hal Cruttenden Announces New Tour

Hal Cruttenden has announced a new tour this autumn with his brand new show. After a month long run at the Pleasance Courtyard for the Edinburgh Festival, the Straight Outta Cruttenden UK tour starts on 11th September at Southend’s Palace Theatre and ends on 5th December at Canterbury’s Gulbenkian Theatre.


News: Two New Series of Red Dwarf Confirmed

Two new series of Red Dwarf have been confirmed today. Writer Doug Naylor made the announcement at the Red Dwarf Convention #DJXVIII – Dimension Jump XVIII, at the  Crowne Plaza in Nottingham.

Red Dwarf XI and XII will begin production in the autumn before airing on Dave in 2016 and 2017. The programme will reunite the original team of Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules and Chris Barrie as hapless space travellers Lister, Kryten, Cat and Rimmer.


Competition: Win Free Tickets For Reginald D Hunter On Tour

Reginald D Hunter is one of the the most exciting, unpredictable talents on the UK comedy circuit. The London-based American has a reputation for being both thoughtful and controversial, but one thing he never is is boring. Whatever the subject, from race to sex, he has an interesting take on it. And in recent months he has added a whole new group of fans with his BBC2 documentary, Reginald D Hunter's Songs Of The South.


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