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News: Simon Munnery Turns Renegade Plumber In New Tour

Award-winning comedian Simon Munnery is to tour the UK with a brand new stand-up show. Renegade Plumber features tales of plumbing woes, attempts at under tent heating, jokes, songs, poems and the ridicule of capitalism.


Competition: Win Tickets For Glasgow Comedy Festival Launch Gig In London

The Glasgow Live International Comedy Festival runs in the Scottish city from March 9 - 26, but before then there is a launch show in London next week to offer comedy fans down south a taste of what to expect at the festival. Beyond The Joke has a pair of tickets to give away for the gig at the Leicester Square Theatre on Wednesday, January 25.

Among those appearing in London at the Burns Night show are Simon Munnery, Fern Brady, Richard Gadd, John Hastings, Chris Kent, Imran Yusuf, Mark Nelson and Tiffany Stevenson.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions - Simon Munnery

The legend that is Simon Munnery has come up with more original comedy ideas than most comedians have had punchlines. Alan Parker Urban Warrior. League Against Tedium. Cluub Zarathustra and his Fylm concept among others.


News: New Simon Munnery Tour Dates

Award-winning comic legend Simon Munnery has announced new stand-up dates for 2016. His And Nothing But tour will run from February 3 to March 5. Dates below.
In this latest, straight, stand-up show, Munnery will "consider The Absurdity of Houses, lament The Neo-Con Con, perform The New Can-Can, extol The Joy of Washing-Up and generally tell it like it is, was, and might be if we could but get our fingers out.


News: Two-Day Comedy Festival At Bloomsbury Theatre

Independent label Go Faster Stripe is staging its first-ever comedy festival. 

Nine comedy shows will take place at the Go Faster Festival at the Bloomsbury Theatre Studio over the weekend of November 7 & 8. The shows will be filmed for future DVD release by the Cardifff-based label.

The Saturday line-up is Robin Ince, Wil Hodgson, Matthew Crosby and Tony Law and the Sunday line-up is Bec Hill, MJ Hibbett, Gavin Osborn, Simon Munnery and one more tbc.

News: Simon Munnery Takes Soren Kierkegaard On Tour

Maverick legend and multi-award-winning comedian Simon Munnery will be taking his latest Edinburgh Fringe hit, Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard, on a UK tour this year, starting in Brighton on February 11. In the show he will be perform a selection of the 19th Century Danish existentialist philosopher’s writings, talk about them, and make them funny. Plus anything else in between. Buckle in. 


Preview: The Comedy Week Ahead – Dec 22 - 28

Not a big week for live comedy in London unless you are Jewish or like Jewish humour. The two most notable gigs are Bennett Arron’s Rabbi Santa show tonight at the King’s Head, featuring Arron, Mark Maier, Sol Bernstein and Joe Bor.

News: BBC Goes Digital on The Fringe

The BBC is to screen experimental short films from top comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe. Diane Morgan's Clickbait, taking place at the BBC's Potterow venue this Sunday, will be hosted by comedian Morgan, best known for her appearances as Philomena Cunk on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, and will be streamed online live. Morgan will also be chatting to the digital pioneers about their work during the show.


Opinion: Daniel Kitson – Brilliant As Ever, But...

He is the comedian's comedian. He is respected by his peers for following his own path and not spending all of his time cultivating a shiny-floor act that will work on Live at the Apollo. He is constantly playing with the form of comedy. In his latest run in London he does something performance-wise that has not been done before.

Competition: Win Alternative Comedy Experience DVDs

If you like stand-up comedy Beyond The Joke has a treat for you. We have three copies of the DVD of series one of Comedy Central's The Alternative Comedy Experience to give away. The series was transmitted earlier this year and was acclaimed as an antidote to the shiny floor stand-up of Live at the Apollo. Comedy guru Stewart Lee was involved in selecting the acts and he appears on the DVD interviewing acts backstage at The Stand Club in Edinburgh where the series was filmed.


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