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News: Sara Pascoe, Jason Manford, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand Join Let's Sing And Dance for Comic Relief

Sara Pascoe, Jason Manford, Frank Skinner, Jo Brand, Paul O’Grady and Jennifer Saunders are among the comedians taking part in the forthcoming Let's Sing And Dance for Comic Relief.
But only Pascoe will be performing. The others will be members of a rotating panel of judges.

News: Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Romesh Ranganathan Play Teenage Cancer Trust Gig

The first major names have been announced for next year's Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night.

Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. More names to be announced.

The musical acts playing the annual week of fundraising gigs organised by Roger Daltrey will include The Who, The Pet Shop Boys, Paul Weller and Olly Murs.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 2nd December from:

News: Shooting Starts On Jo Brand Smiths Film

Principle photography has started in Blackpool on new film The More You Ignore Me.

Based on Jo Brand’s novel of the same name, the film is a comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England. Adapted for screen by Brand, it marks the debut feature from multi-award-winning commercials director Keith English and will be produced Debbie Gray (Northern Soul).


TV Review: Damned, C4

After Getting On and Going Forward Damned feels like the third part in a trilogy of gritty state-of-the-nation workplace comedies starring Jo Brand. But in fact this one, set in a childrens social services office, actually predates Going Forward. A one-off pilot went out on Sky Arts in 2014 but for whatever reason it is C4 that has made this six-part series. And I bet it cost them a lot less than The Great British Bake Off.

TV Review: Going Forward, BBC4

So-called experts are always saying that the situation is crucial to the success of a situation comedy. So why is one sitcom about a subject a hit and not another? Back in the mists of time there was a BBC comedy about people who worked in a dreary office, but it didn’t take off. This wasn’t the Ricky Gervais classic, this was another desk-based series that pre-dated it, Nice Day At The Office. The script was good, it starred Tim Spall, but who remembers it? Just me.


News: Jo Brand Returns To Nursing In New Comedy

Jo Brand is to return as Kim Wilde – her character in Getting On – in Going Forward, a new three-part comedy series that turns the spotlight on domiciliary care, along with the patched-up domestic lives we all lead.


News: Jo Brand Starts Her Sport Relief 150 Mile Walk

Jo Brand has set off on her Sport Relief trek entitled 'Jo Brand's Hell of a Walk'*. She plans to walk 150 miles across England east to west from Hull to Liverpool. 


News: New BBC Online Projects for Frankie Boyle, Matt Berry & More

The BBC has announced a host of iPlayer exclusive programmes from comedians including Matt Berry, Frankie Boyle and Jo Brand, alongside new commissions from emerging British filmmakers, writers and performers.

On 5 April, Matt Berry kicks off his brand new topical comedy series Matt Berry Does… for iPlayer, with Matt Berry Does..

Week Ahead: June 30 - July 6

There is only one gig in town that everyone is talking about this week. Yes, that’s right, Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard at the Museum of Comedy on Tuesday.

Opinion: Equal Rights For Panel Games

So the world of BBC panel games has finally entered the 20th Century. Women don't just have the right to vote now, there is more good news. BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen has been quoted in the Observer as saying that  "We're not going to have panel shows on any more with no women on them. You can't do that.


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