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News: Alan Carr Announces 2015 UK Tour

Alan Carr has announced a major UK tour for 2015. The BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his‘Yap, Yap, Yap!’ Tour, taking in over 120 theatre shows, starting in Weston Super Mare on February 1. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 7th November at 10am (individual venue/theatre pre-sale starts on Wednesday 5th November at 9am). See below for a full list of dates and booking details. More dates will be added shortly.

News: Stand Up To Cancer Returns To C4

Alan Carr, Davina McCall and Dr Christian Jessen are back to host this year's live broadcast of Stand Up To Cancer on C4 on October 21. The night will include special programmes, including: Gogglebox: Celebrity Special; Jamie Oliver and Taylor Swift joining forces for an exclusive sketch; A very special performance from Nicole Scherzinger who is joined by The SU2C Childrens Choir who have all survived cancer; and Sherlock stars and husband and wife team Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington have their minds blown by Derren Brown.

Opinion: Another Chat Show, Another Man

So this week it was announced that The Michael McIntyre Chat Show will start on BBC1 in the Spring. It is no surprise that the network has found a new vehicle for the nation's skippiest stand-up star. And maybe no surprise that it's a chat show. McIntyre is great talker and, more importantly, also a great listener. Anyone who has seen him do small shows will know that he likes nothing better than banter with his audience, so hopefully the sparks will fly when he banters with his guests.

News: Superagent Addison Cresswell Dies

It is not an understatement to say that the British comedy world was rocked as well as shocked to hear yesterday that Addison Cresswell, one of the industry's most powerful agents, had suddenly died. He suffered a suspected heart attack in his sleep on Sunday night. He was 53. I think that the last time I saw him was at the British Comedy Awards earlier this month. I only caught a glimpse of him but he seemed to be his usual self, talking fifteen to the dozen to various comedy and media movers and shakers. 

News: British Comedy Awards Xmas Singalong

In case you have missed them so far, here are the results of last night's British Comedy Awards.

Review: Brighton Comedy Festival Opening Gala, Brighton Dome

The Brighton Comedy Festival is the first really notable festival after Edinburgh and brings a number of Fringe hits to the south coast this year, such as Bridget Christie and Sara Pascoe, alongside innovative new shows. This year's fun started in familiar style with the big guns from management company Off The Kerb helping to raise funds for local HIV charity Sussex Beacon. 

Opinion: The Best Kept Secrets in Stand-Up

The O2 Arena or Ye Olde Rose & Crown in Walthamstow? For me there is not really any choice. Last night arena-filler Alan Carr popped into the north London pub to try out some new material. It was the kind of surprise that makes a good pub gig into an unforgettable pub gig. And it is the sort of thing that can only really happen in comedy.

Classic Interview: Bafta Nominee Alan Carr

In today's Bafta nominee interview Alan Carr talks about his love of being in the limelight and the challenge of trying to get better guests than Graham Norton. The friendly rivalry with Norton continues with the Bafta TV Awards – they are both up for Best Entertainment Performance. This interview first appeared in The Times in 2010. The results are announced on May 12.

 

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