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Live Review: For Little Alan, Garrick Theatre

This review first appeared in the Evening Standard here.

News: Pub Landlord's Let's Go Backwards Together Tour Extended

Update: More than 30 new dates have been added. The tour now ends in Birmingham on May 22, 2017. All dates here.

Al Murray's Pub Landlord is touring again in 2016 and 2017. The Let's Go Backwards Together tour starts in Monmouth on September 9. He plays the Royal Albert Hall on October 11.

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News: Pub Landlord, Richard Herring, Reg Hunter & More for Henley Festival

Al Murray, Richard Herring & Reg Hunter are among the comedy stars appearing at this year's Henley Festival, which runs from July 6 - 10.

News: Harry Hill Reforms Pub Band For Tribute Show

Harry Hill is to reform his legendary pub band for a one-off show as a tribute to member Matt Bradstock-Smith, who has died.

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. 

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News: General Election 2015 – A Mixed Night For Comedy

It was a mixed night for comedians and the comedy industry involved in the General Election last night. Most notably Tommy Sheppard, who runs the Stand comedy club chains and various venues at the Edinburgh Fringe, was elected as SNP MP for Edinburgh East, snatching the seat from Labour with 23,188 votes, 49% of the poll.

Review Al Murray, Queen Elizabeth Hall

In a few days Al Murray could be taking his seat in Parliament. Unlikely, admittedly, but his decision to stand at the FUKP candidate in Thanet South could just possibly have an effect on the result as this is a pretty close seat, with Nigel Farage one of the other contenders. If he doesn't get to be an MP Murray still has a career as a stand-up. His Pub Landlord character is two decades old and for reasons that hardly need explaining is more relevant than ever.

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News: Jack Dee, Al Murray, Russell Kane Top Hullabaloo Bill

The full ine-up for the Comedy Hullabaloo Festival in Stratford-Upon-Avon has now been confirmed. 

Newly announced alongside previously confirmed stars Al Murray, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jon Richardson and Mark Watson will be Jack Dee, who will be bringing his Help Desk stage show to the festival and dishing out agony aunt style expert advice to audience members in need of a sympathetic ear. Jack Dee’s Help Desk will be at 12.30pm on Saturday 23rd May.

News: Al Murray Parachutes Into Kent

Breaking News, 1pm. 13/3: Al Murray has cancelled his proposed parachute jump because he is heavier than the 14st 7lb (92kg) limit.

The comedian blamed the metric scales and "health and safety gone mad".

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News: Al Murray, Pub Landlord, MP?

It has been reported that Al Murray is to stand as a candidate in the next General Election in the guise of the Pub Landlord. Murray will reportedly be standing for the newly formed FUKP – Free United Kingdom Party – in the constituency of South Thanet. This is believed to be the constituency where UKIP leader Nigel Farage is likely to stand too. In an echo of Russell Brand, Murray says he is standing because "The system is broken". His slogan is "Common sense policies for common sense people".

 

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