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Live Review: Frank Skinner, Leicester Square Theatre

Frank Skinner's first proper new show in four years does not have any whizz bang gimmicks. It does not have any themes or high concept. What it does have is a plethora of spot-on punchlines. Some of them scripted, some of them improvised. All of them conclusive evidence that the Black Country comic is still one of the best joke-crafters in the business.

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News: Frank Skinner Announces Major Showbiz Tour

Update 16/4: Following his run at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and in advance of his new stand-up tour, Showbiz, Frank Skinner is to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the place where his live career began back in 1987 and where four years later, he took home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. Now Frank is back, performing at the Gordon Aikman Theatre, (formerly The Assembly George Square Theatre) starting on 31st July until 18th August.  Tickets are on sale this Thursd

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News: Marathon Radio Show For Frank Skinner With Some Help From David Baddiel And Other Comedy Stars

Frank Skinner is set to broadcast for a mega 10 hour stint to celebrate a decade on-air at Absolute Radio.

This Saturday 16th March, Frank will start at 8am as normal and will broadcast all the way through to 6pm. Kicking off with The Frank Skinner Show with co-hosts Emily Dean and Alun Cochrane, later in the day the presenter is set to be joined by friends including David Baddiel and comedian Tim Key.

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News: London Run For Frank Skinner

Update: Extra Leicester Square Theatre dates just announced on July 5, 12, 13 & 27. Ticket link below.

Frank Skinner has announced a major London run for his new show. He will appear at the Leicester Square Theatre from June 3 - july 4. He is also touring the UK. Tickets are on sale at the link below.

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News: Warm Up Gigs For Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner is to play a number of work-in-progress gigs around the UK this March.

The preview shows will take place at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall Concert Room, Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, Salford’s The Lowry and Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre and tickets are on sale now.

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News: Why Baddiel & Skinner Didn't Sing Three Lions Live During The World Cup

Comedian Frank Skinner has revealed why he and David Baddiel didn't sing Three Lions live onstage during the World Cup.

They were invited to perform the football anthem, which recently returned to the top of the charts, in Hyde Park when the England versus Croatia semi-final was being screened. The Lightning Seeds, featuring the song's co-writer Ian Broudie had agreed to perform in from of the packed open air audience of hopeful England fans.

News: Frank Skinner & Katherine Parkinson Make Edinburgh Debuts As Playwrights

Comedian Frank Skinner and IT Crowd star Katherine Parkinson are among the four creative people who are stepping out of their comfort zone and writing their debut plays, which will then be produced for the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The other writers taking part in the scheme called Debut are journalist Bim Adewunmi and Emmy-nominated TV and film director  Beryl Richards.

TV Review: Urban Myths – Johnny Cash And The Ostrich, Sky Arts

Yes siree, that is Frank Skinner playing country legend Johnny Cash hiding behind a snowman while trying to set a trap for an ostrich in his back garden. The latest one-off film in this entertaining series of true-ish stories finds Johnny Cash holed up in Nottingham motel daubing angry messages on the walls in hot chocolate. A sort of dirty protest, Cadbury's style.

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News: Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Frank Skinner, Russell Kane Top Mental Health Bill

Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Frank Skinner and Russell Kane are some of the major acts appearing at the Heads Together Comedy Night for children’s mental health charity YoungMinds.

Also appearing are Harry Hill, Tommy Tiernan and Jimmy Carr. The one-off gig takes place at the Shepherds Bush Empire on September 18. 

News: Transmission Details for Frank Skinner Film About Muhammad Ali

Comedian Frank Skinner's documentary about his hero Muhammad Ali is set to go out one year after the boxing legend's death.

Muhammad Ali died on June 3 last year. The one-hour documentary Frank Skinner on Muhammad Ali is due to be broadcast on BBC1 in the week that marks one year since the icon's passing.

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