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News: Twitter To Put On First Stand-Up Gig

In a global first, Twitter is to stream its first comedy show. Sponsored by UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave, #LaughAt2017 will stream on @livecomedy on Sunday 17 December at 10.30pm. 

It is the first time that Twitter has branched out into a comedy show with comics taking a look back at the last twelve months in the end of year stand-up show 

News: New Podcast From Carl Donnelly, Chris Martin & Trevor Crook

Comedians Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin have launched a new podcast.

In Babysitting Trevor they take their "lazy, eccentric uncle", fiftysomething Aussie comedian Trevor Crook under their wing to help him fill his empty days. They describe it as "an intervention to give him direction in life... and make themselves laugh in the process."

Live Review, Live at the Chapel with James Acaster, Kevin Eldon, Jayde Adams, Carl Donnelly, John Robins

When the pioneering Invisible Dot organisation closed down in 2016 there was a fear that the regular Union Chapel gigs promoted by ID might come to an end too. There have been lots of memorable nights at this Islington church over the years and luckily for the comedy world promoter Will Briggs has picked up the baton. Briggs is clearly a shrewd man, even if last night’s compere John Robins described him as looking like a stoner out of Point Break.

Edinburgh Preview: Carl Donnelly

I was writing the other day about the way Edinburgh acts can be divided into the mainstream crowdpleasers and arty experimentalists. Of course things are never quite that simple. Where, for instance does Carl Donnelly fit in? On the surface he seems like your tight-trousered off-the-peg gagsmith with a quip for every occasion. But he is definitely no lowest common denominator clown. Donnelly’s stories have emotional depth and heft to them as well as belly laughs.

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News: Sara Pascoe Fronts Vegan Comedy Gig

Comedian Sara Pascoe will be fronting a gig featuring a line-up of vegan comedians at the restaurant/arts venue Kabaret at Karamel in Wood Green, north London on January 8. Money raised from ticket sales will be donated to The Vegan Society.

Also on the bill are Michael Legge, Lee Kern, Chris Stokes and Carl Donnelly and there will be a vegan buffet. Tickets are £8 and are available here

Preview: Battle Of The Rolfalikes

In the first in an occasional series, Beyond The Joke takes a look at comedians heading to Edinburgh who have something unlikely in common. First up we take a look at comedians who share a passing resemblance to Rolf Harris.

Once upon a time this might have been a jolly thing. Something to be proud of. A talking point. Maybe even something that might have helped you inch your way up the showbiz ladder. Or at least get some lookalike work if times were tough. 

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