sean hughes

News: All-Star Sean Hughes Tribute Night Announced

Reece Shearsmith and Johnny Vegas are two of the performers taking part in a tribute to Sean Hughes, who died last October.

It's What He Would Have Wanted will be a celebration of the late comic's writing/poetry at the King's Head in Crouch End on December 10, near to where Hughes lived.

Also taking part will be Terry Alderton, Ben Bailey Smith, Peter Capaldi, Dave Cohen, Dave Fulton, Caroline Harker, Elizabeth Heery, Adam Hills, Ella Kenion, Connie Hyde and Balir Plant.


News: Martin Hughes On Sean Hughes – "Winning the Perrier Award made him but it also began the disintegration of him."

The brother of Sean Hughes has spoken movingly and honestly about his awarding-winning sibling who died last month aged 51.

In an interview with the radio station ABC Radio Melbourne Martin Hughes, who lives in Australia, suggested that huge success at such a young age may have played a part in his early death.

Martin Hughes ended up living in Australia after visiting the country as Sean's guest when he appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


News: Sean Hughes Playlist

Following the funeral of comedian Sean Hughes there is a Spotify playlist of songs that were played at the funeral and more music that Sean was fond of.

Songs played at the funeral included Ankle Shankles by King Creosote, Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen and, of course there had to be something by The Smiths – Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.


News: Sean Hughes' Funeral Takes Place

Comedian Sean Hughes' funeral took place on Monday at the Islington and Camden Cemetary in north London.

Among those in attendance alongside his brothers Martin and Alan and their families were friends, comedians and others who knew or worked with Hughes.


News: Sean Hughes Dies

Reports have come in that comedian Sean Hughes has died.

The news has been posted on Facebook. A post says that Hughes, 51, had liver cirrhosis and was rushed to the Whittington Hospital during the night and suffered a cardiac arrest. 


News: Sean Hughes Announces New Mumbo Jumbo Tour

Award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. His national tour starts on September 4 at the Crucible in Sheffield and finishes at Beverley East Riding Centre on November 28. He plays the Tricycle Theatre in London on September 22, 23, 29, & 30.


News: Sean Hughes Extends UK Tour

Following a successful tour earlier this year, Sean Hughes has added further UK performances for his latest show, Penguins. He kicks off this leg of the tour on September 19 at the Didcot Cornerstone. 

This autobiographical show goes back to Hughes' childhood in Ireland and explores the utter awkwardness of teenage life, weaving in his family, his school days, the business of friendship and tying it all in to the present. You'll have to see the show for yourself to find out what Penguins have got to do with it.   


Opinion: Never Mind About Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Richard Herring once wrote that he is irritated by the title of Never Mind The Buzzcocks because the Manchester punk band was called Buzzcocks, so the title should really be - pedant alert! - Never Mind Buzzcocks.  The Christmas edition goes out on BBC2 tonight and it is on a relative high thanks to a piece of broken crockery. In November it made the news pages when Huey Morgan had a hissy fit and smashed his mug on the table. The news shocked the nation.

Review: Sean Hughes, Tricycle Theatre

The bobbies on the beat might be getting younger but you can tell that the comedians are getting older by the number doing shows about mid-life crises and their ailing parents. Mark Thomas' Bravo Figaro!, about his opera-loving tyrant of a dad, set the bar high, but coming up fast on the inside rail is Sean Hughes' Life Becomes Noises, about his father's death from cancer.

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