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Al Murray celebrates 20 years as The Pub Landlord with new tour

Al Murray celebrates 20 years as The Pub Landlord with new tour

Al Murray is still going strong as The Pub Landlord. He's announced a new UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor - 20 years at the lager top. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Purple Cow returns to London

The Purple Cow returns to London

The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank until the 13th July. The upside-down purple cow venue is hosting a multitude of comedy shows. Read

Not Giving Up The Ghost: Why I'm Holding A Seance For Thatcher

Not Giving Up The Ghost: Why I'm Holding A Seance For Thatcher

'Bile merchant' Nathaniel Tapley explains why he's going to spend the anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death trying to raise her from the grave... Read

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill have been named as joint winners of Bath Comedy Festival's 2014 New Act of the Year competition. Read

Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill quits 2014 Edinburgh festival

Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill quits 2014 Edinburgh festival

Published 20th March

Peter Buckley Hill, the founder of the PBH Free Fringe operation at the Edinburgh Festival, has said he will not be in Scotland this August as the dispute over free venue spaces continues. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

Published 17th March

Activist, campaigner and comedian Mark Thomas enlightens us with his views on contemporary politics, and explains his plan to commit 100 acts of 'minor dissent' before the 13th of May... Read

Lewis Schaffer - Still Free Until Famous

Lewis Schaffer - Still Free Until Famous

Published 16th March

An interview with London-based American comic Lewis Schaffer. He talks about his array of stand-up shows, fame and controversy. Read

UKIP campaign against comedy duo backfires

UKIP campaign against comedy duo backfires

Published 14th March

A campaign to try to hinder a comedy tour by anti-UKIP comedians Jonny & The Baptists has backfired, as the publicity generated has resulted in the duo announcing more dates. Read

Frank Skinner interview

Frank Skinner interview

Published 5th March

With his first stand-up show in 5 years now ready to tour, Frank Skinner talks about life, sitcoms, his changing comedy and art. Read

Marlon Davis: My Comedy 11

Marlon Davis: My Comedy 11

Published 3rd March

Football Manager obsessed stand-up Marlon Davis has imagined a fantasy team comprising of his hero comedians. Read


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Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

A panel show celebrating BBC Two, and a sketch show pilot called Sniggers With Attitude are amongst our picks. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Comedian Doc Brown will be offering free mentorship and career guidance via the Noise Festival website. Info

Jason Manford footy shows

Jason Manford footy shows

Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based specials. Read