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Pleasance Launches First Official Edinburgh On Sale

With shows already on sale from Ben Hart, Nina Conti, The Showstoppers, NewsRevue and Cirque Berserk, the first official on-sale sees the Pleasance Theatre Trust presenting the comedy big guns. With both Edinburgh Comedy Awards in their awards cabinet from the last full Fringe, Pleasance’s comedy programme is always unmissable alongside the amazing theatre, circus and family work that Pleasance are known and loved for.

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Richard Osman's House of Games Champion of Champions Line-Up

This really is an interesting line-up for this week's Richard Osman's House of Games Champion of Champions show for a number of reasons.

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BBC Takes On ITV In University Challenge Special With Angela Barnes, Russell Kane, Jon Culshaw & More

In a bid for glory, stars from the BBC and ITV will go head-to-head in a special episode of University Challenge for BBC Children in Need.

For one night only, Jeremy Paxman hands over the reins to journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark, who will once again host the proceedings as famous faces from the BBC and ITV compete against each other in separate teams for BBC Children in Need.

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News: Angela Barnes To Do Charity Sit Up Marathon

Comedian Angela Barnes is setting out to do 3000 sit ups during March to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital. 

The Brighton-based comedian has decided to do this to support the hospital because it has been looking after her friend and fellow stand-up Phil Jerrod, who has been undergoing cancer treatment. 

Barnes says: "The Royal Marsden are brilliant, and I'd love it if you could support them. 

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News: Angela Barnes Films Sitcom Taster

Black Dog Television has recorded a taster for a brand new sitcom starring Angela Barnes, Julia Deakin and Perry Benson, directed by Ella Jones (Enterprice, Pandemonium).

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News: Can Angela Barnes Become A Record Breaker On House Of Games?

Could Angela Barnes become an all-time record breaker on House of Games tonight?

The Brighton-based comedian has been dominating the show this week, winning all four editions so far, often by convincing margins.

The other competitors this week are Denise Van Outen, Melvin Odoom and Greg Rutherford.

Numerous other celebrity contestants have won four out of five editions but nobody has ever won every single edition they have appeared in. 

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News: Comic Angela Barnes To Marry

There isn't much good news around at the moment but Beyond The Joke has managed to find some. Comedian Angela Barnes is to marry her boyfriend Matt.

The new host of Radio 4's The News Quiz posted the news on social media with a picture of her ring and freshly manicured fingers. 

He had been planning to do it sooner but there had been a mix-up with the rings.

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News: Angela Barnes and John O’Farrell Launch Comic History Podcast

Angela Barnes (The News Quiz, Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo) has teamed up with comedy writer and author John O’Farrell (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, Grumpy Old Men) to produce a series of weekly ‘less-than-serious’ history podcasts. 

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News: Balham Comedy Festival Announces 2019 Line-Up

Update 26/6: Reginald D Hunter and Mark Steel have been added to the Festival bill. Mark Steel will be performing in the 9.15pm slot on Monday 8 July, replacing Simon Evans. Mark will be performing his Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright set whilst Reginald D Hunter will be appearing on Wednesday 10 July at 9.15pm and delivering what he describes as "A full-throated preview."  

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News: Rewind Announces Major Comedy Line-Ups

After a positive reaction to last year’s programming, Rewind is rolling out their biggest comedy line-up yet with some of the best-loved names in the game, who will all be performing at the festival for the first time. These giants in stand-up will complement the world class artists on the main stage like Bryan Ferry, Foreigner, Michael Bolton, Four Tops, Thin Lizzy and Gloria Gaynor.

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