Coverage of the Live Comedy Circuit

Coverage related to live stand-up shows, sketch comedy nights, comic stage shows, festivals etc...

James Acaster interview

James Acaster interview

He may be 'low energy', a bit ill and standing around at a train station, but James Acaster is in a feisty mood when Circuit Training calls. Reviewers and TV bookers beware.

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Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

The hugely popular Irishman Jason Byrne endured a rare career catastrophe last year when his high-profile TV vehicle flopped - here he talks turkey, his TV comeback, the 'dangerous' new tour, and a tremendous Ross Noble anecdote. Read

Behold, the mighty mirth monsters meet

Behold, the mighty mirth monsters meet

Si Hawkins gets childishly over-excited as two comedy heavyweights collide, and comes up with a new money-spinning idea for benefit gigs. Read

Andrew McBurney wins Birmingham Breaking Talent Award

Andrew McBurney wins Birmingham Breaking Talent Award

Stand-up Andrew McBurney has won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2014. Read

Guilt & Shame: Shameless Comedy

Guilt & Shame: Shameless Comedy

Double act Guilt & Shame explain the importance of having a comedy show that is about something... even if the result of that involves Jeremy Clarkson. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey talks about tackling Katie Hopkins on Celebrity Juice, using his wife as joke fodder, and his thoughts on the American version of Hebburn. Read

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes interview

Stand-up comic Angela Barnes talks about rising quickly up the comedy career ladder, what it was like to appear on Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read

Survey of comedy fans lists Britain's best known stand-ups

Survey of comedy fans lists Britain's best known stand-ups

A wide-ranging survey of live comedy fans, conducted by Ticketmaster, has revealed a list of the UK's best known stand-ups. Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay are top. Read

How well do EastEnd Cabaret know each other?

How well do EastEnd Cabaret know each other?

Published 30th September

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria - aka EastEnd Cabaret - in the style of the classic Mr and Mrs quiz game, answer questions about each other. Read

Women in Comedy Festival 2014 - Preview

Women in Comedy Festival 2014 - Preview

Published 30th September

The Women in Comedy Festival - featuring more than 80 shows across 16 venues in Manchester - takes place from the 11th until 26th October 2014. Read


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What's your rapper name?

What's your rapper name?

Find out what your rapper name is, via this tool designed by Curtis from TV sketch show Cardinal Burns. Try It

Clubbed To Death

Clubbed To Death

A funny satirical short story featuring the characters of new book Clubbed To Death reacting to a problem. Read

Manford in The Producers

Manford in The Producers

Jason Manford is to star as Leo Bloom in the new UK tour of the hit Broadway musical The Producers. Read

Miranda to end

Miranda to end

Miranda Hart has confirmed that the two Christmas specials of her hit sitcom will be the show's finale. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

A blog from Craig Beadle discussing what caused him to decide to sign up to a stand-up course. Read

At Last The 1948 Show found

At Last The 1948 Show found

Two missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered. Read

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Outspoken stand-up comic Brendon Burns is the guest on this week's episode of Richard Herring's podcast. Listen

Still Game Live on TV

Still Game Live on TV

Hit stage show Still Game Live will be broadcast on television in November, on BBC Scotland. Read

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark will host a new sketch show skewering the possibilities of the future. Read

Big Comedy Conference

Big Comedy Conference

Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye is amongst the latest speakers for The Big Comedy Conference. Details