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Opinion: Why Star Ratings Don't Tell The Whole Story

I went to see Bill Bailey at the Vaudeville Theatre last night. I reviewed the show for the Evening Standard and gave it four stars. During a brief email exchange with a sub-editor I mentioned that it was nearly a five star show and she replied that my review made it sound like almost a five star review too.  So why didn't it get the full quintet?

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News: Bill Bailey Announces London Run For Limboland Tour

Bill Bailey has announced a London run for his latest tour Limboland. Having performed the show in Australia and New Zealand and following a UK tour he takes up residence at the Vaudeville Theatre in The Strand from December 14, 2015 to January 17, 2016. 

Review: BBC iPlayer Funny Valentines – Bill Bailey: Love Song

Bill Bailey is known as a nature-loving, eco-friendly comedian so maybe that’s why he has recycled a song he has been doing for over a decade for the BBC iPlayer’s Funny Valentines series. That’s not a negative criticism. Far from it. It’s good to see that something that he has been performing onstage at least as far back as the 2004 Part Troll tour has now been given a chance to blossom into this four minute epic complete with a video featuring exploding belisha beacons. 

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News: Bill Bailey & Sean Lock Top Altitude 2015 Line-Up

Bill Bailey and Sean Lock have just been announced as the headliners at this year's Altitude Festival. The annual festival, which combines stand-up with skiing and snowboarding, takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria, from March 23 - 27.

The impressive line-up also includes The Boy with Tape on his Face and the return of one of Altitude’s founders, Marcus Brigstocke, who couldn’t join us last year after shattering his knee on Channel 4 Ski Show, The Jump. Co-founder Andrew Maxwell will be there too.

News: New iPlayer Content Featuring Bill Bailey, Nick Helm, Limmy & Co

Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content for BBC iPlayer, has today announced 16 new online titles to kick off 2015.

On Friday 13 February, nine original comedy shorts will go live on BBC iPlayer to mark Valentine’s Day, featuring Bill Bailey, Matt Berry, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Limmy, Nick Helm, Modern Toss, Russ Abbot and Katy Wix. Each comedian has each created a short Funny Valentine to bring their unique take on the international day of love.

News: Bill Bailey New Show

Tickets have gone on sale today for London performances of Bill Bailey's new show. He will be performing Limboland at the Eventim Apollo on December 8 & 9 2015 – not next week but next year.

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News: Omid Djalili Releases World Cup Anthem

Comedian Omid Djalili has collaborated with producer Rick Blaskey (Three Lions) to release the fans' anthem for the World Cup – England’s Going Out…..(To Do It Again) is available from iTunes from Monday.

Among those guesting in the video are Sir Trevor McDonald, David Baddiel, Michael McIntyre, Jack Dee, Ray Winstone, John Bishop, John Hurt, Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Sean Lock, Terry Alderton, Ricky Grover and Bill Bailey. 

Opinion: Never Mind About Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Richard Herring once wrote that he is irritated by the title of Never Mind The Buzzcocks because the Manchester punk band was called Buzzcocks, so the title should really be - pedant alert! - Never Mind Buzzcocks.  The Christmas edition goes out on BBC2 tonight and it is on a relative high thanks to a piece of broken crockery. In November it made the news pages when Huey Morgan had a hissy fit and smashed his mug on the table. The news shocked the nation.

The Week Ahead: Nov 24 - 30

One of the finest comedy variety nights out is Alex Horne's Horne Section and our host has just announced a special lunchtime Christmas edition on Dec 18. This week, however, he returns to the day job with the London transfer of this year's Edinburgh Fringe solo show, Lies, at the Soho Theatre from Monday.

Review: Sean Lock, Hammersmith Apollo

What has Sean Lock got to complain about?  A nice regular gig on 8 Out of 10 Cats, occasional forays into other quiz shows when he fancies it and a sell-out live tour, which reaches London this weekend.

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