News: Balham Comedy Festival Announces Pint-Sized Festival

Al Murray The Pub Landlord and Rich Hall are among the acts lined up to perform at Banana Cabaret’s 2018  Balham Comedy Festival – Pint Sized! this Spring.

Scheduled to run over a long weekend from 27 April – 29 April at The Bedford in Balham, this scaled down version of the now legendary festival comes early as a result of the forthcoming multi-million pound refurbishment of The Bedford which will take place in the summer.

News: dinnerladies Documentaries Commissioned

Entertainment channel Gold is celebrating the work of Victoria Wood with dinnerladies diaries, a three-part special based on Wood’s personal diaries. 


News: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 – Pleasance Theatre Figures

The Pleasance Theatre Trust celebrated 33 years at Venue 33 and the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with 5074 performances of 258 shows in 27 venues. 

Ticket sales were up every day of the Festival compared to 2016 with total ticket sales up by 5 per cent compared to 2016 (12 per cent including the tickets sold for EICC shows).

News: Malcolm Hardee Awards 2017 – As They Happen

The Malcolm Hardee Awards have been handed out tonight at a show at the Counting House at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The award for Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid was awarded to Rob Kemp for his Elvis Dead show at Heroes @ Monkey Barrel.

Film Review – Dying Laughing

If you’ve come to this website then I presume you are interested in stand-up comedy. And if you are remotely interested in stand-up comedy you really should see Dying Laughing. 

News: Brian Pern TV Tribute

Following the sudden death of Brian Pern in a segway mistake, BBC Four is to broadcast a special documentary, dedicated to the musician, celebrating his life and work. The one-off will be directed by the award-winning film-maker Rhys Thomas OBE (self-proclaimed) who will talk exclusively to Brian’s friends and family as well as any random celebrities he can get hold of at such short notice.  


News: Sara Pascoe To Adapt Pride & Prejudice

Sara Pascoe is to adapt Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice for the Nottingham Playhouse.

The new production, part of Giles Croft's final season as artistic director, will include music by singer Emmy the Great and will open on 19 September with previews from 15 September.


News: Joel Dommett Tour News

Update 14/12: Joel Dommett has finally announced a London show and it is a big one. He plays the Eventim Apollo on September 16. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am here.



News: Richard Ayoade To Present Bake Off?

Could Richard Ayoade be in the frame to join Paul Hollywood when Channel 4 takes over broadcasting the cookery show?

According to stories in various tabloids the host of Travel Man and star of The IT Crowd is being considered at the channel.

News: Kickstarter Campaign for Raised By Wolves

Update: less than one day after this was announced the campaign has already raised almost £60,000. Gosh.


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