Sara Pascoe

TV Review: Frankie Boyle's Election Autopsy, BBC iPlayer

So just when you thought every last comic pip had been squeezed out of the election here comes Frankie Boyle. The too-hot-for-mainstream-TV Scot is joined by the so-hot-they-are-on-everything twosome of Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan for this iPlayer discussion following the success of their previous online outing, Referendum Autopsy.

News: Sara Pascoe Nominated For Major Award

Sara Pascoe has been nominated for the Times/South Bank Breakthrough Award. 

The other nominees are actor Luke Pasqualino, classical musician Luke Bedford, visual artist James Capper, opera tenor Nicky Spence, actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw, dancer Francesca Hayward, musician LoneLady,  writer Emma Healey and theatre group 1927.

Pascoe was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award last August and was recently seen in BBC comedy W1A


Review: BBC iPlayer Funny Valentines – Sara Pascoe: Music Lovers

To mark Valentine’s Day the BBC commissioned a selection of romantic shorts from the likes of Bill Bailey, Matt Berry, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Limmy, Nick Helm, Modern Toss, Russ Abbot and Katy Wix. You hopefully had better things to do than watch iPlayer yesterday, but now is a good chance to catch up. Beyond The Joke will be reviewing them over the next few days.


Preview: This Comedian – Live, Duchess Theatre

I wrote recently about how sometimes it can be a frustrating for people who see a lot of comedy to hear the same comedians – however brilliant – do the same material every time you see them. This Monday’s all-star, must-see gig at the Duchess Theatre seems to have come up with the answer.

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: 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

TV Review: Frankie Boyle's Referendum Autopsy

Is the BBC so scared of Frankie Boyle offending viewers that they have banished him to iPlayer for this one-off post-mortem? Or have they decided that now that the Scottish Referendum is done and dusted not enough people are interested in the subject to warrant putting this out in the traditional way? Or maybe it’s a sneaky plan to drive viewers online. I’d have certainly thought this semi-serious talking shop deserved to be aired on Scottish television.

News: Eddie Izzard Joins Labour Line-Up

Eddie Izzard headlines a fundraiser for the Labour Party on September 21 at Manchester Opera House. The full bill for Stand Up With Labour has now been confirmed. Izzard is to be joined by Phill Jupitus, Ian Stone, Sara Pascoe and host Stephen K Amos. All proceeds from the event will go to the Labour Party.

News: Foster's Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2014 Foster’s Comedy Awards have been announced. They are as follows:

Sara Pascoe

James Acaster

John Kearns

Liam Williams

Alex Horne

Romesh Ranganathan

Sam Simmons

Edinburgh Fringe Preview: John Robins

I was talking to Sara Pascoe yesterday about the stresses and strains of getting an Edinburgh show right in time and she said that one of the hardest aspects – apart from making it funny – was coming up with an ending. I raised the name of rising star John Robins who I saw at the very start of the 2013 Fringe.



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