News: Dave Announces New Police Comedy

UKTV channel Dave has announced that it is making a brand new comedy series, entitled Undercover, starring Daniel Rigby.


NEWS: Tony Law – UK Tour

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, madcap nonsense-maker Tony Law is back on the road, bringing his brand new stand-up comedy art show: Enter the Tone Zone to venues across the UK from Falmouth to Glasgow and many more in between. The tour starts at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on September 30.

News: Sean Hughes Extends UK Tour

Following a successful tour earlier this year, Sean Hughes has added further UK performances for his latest show, Penguins. He kicks off this leg of the tour on September 19 at the Didcot Cornerstone. 

This autobiographical show goes back to Hughes' childhood in Ireland and explores the utter awkwardness of teenage life, weaving in his family, his school days, the business of friendship and tying it all in to the present. You'll have to see the show for yourself to find out what Penguins have got to do with it.   


News: Andrew Lawrence UK Tour

Following his Edinburgh 2014 run, Andrew Lawrence heads back on the road with a UK tour of Reasons To Kill Yourself, starting in Kendal on September 24. 

Dark and uncompromising with a fantastic instinct for killer punchlines, gloriously funny rants, lightening-witted audience interaction and inspired social commentary, Lawrence has  always been distinctive, ground-breaking and original. 


TV Review: Jon Richardson Grows Up, C4

There has been a bit of a trend for sending comedians off to do things in pairs recently. There have been all those scariest-car-journey-in-the-world docs and the other week Simon Day and John Thomson did a gaucho thing. And, of course, Coogan and Brydon put their own twist on buddy banter in The Trip. 

News: W1A to Return To BBC

The BBC has announced that Ian Fletcher, Head of Values, will be allowing cameras into New Broadcasting House again early next year for another series of W1A, following his day-to-day problem creating and solving abilities.

Until the cameras roll it won't be known exactly what crisis will be averted or indeed where Ian's desk will be.


Opinion: Comedy's Guilty Pleasures

In music in recent years there has been the phenomenon of Guilty Pleasures. Songs that deep down in your heart you know that you should hate, but somehow you can’t get the tune out of your head. Romesh Ranganathan has a prime example of this in his current show when he talks about how he thinks the lyrics of Blurred Lines are rapey, but the rhythm just makes you want to jiggle your body.


News: John Cleese Book Tour

John Cleese is supporting publication of his memoir, So, Anyway… with a nationwide book and theatre tour this autumn.

News: Stewart Lee Plays Secret Comedy Gig

Stewart Lee will be appearing at an innovative secret gig in a graveyard on October 4. A Soirée in a Cemetery is an interactive variety night set in a secret Victorian cemetery. The location will only be revealed on the day. 


News: Top Comedian and Drama Producer form New Company

Award-winning writer/performer Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Dead Boss) and award-winning producer Clelia Mountford (A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Cockroaches) have announced the launch of Merman Films. 



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