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The Cat Laughs Festival 2013 - Full Report

The Cat Laughs Festival 2013 - Full Report

A detailed report from The Cat Laughs in Kilkenny, Ireland. The festival featured stand-up performances from comics including David O'Doherty and Tony Law, and included a screening of the second series of Sky sitcom Moone Boy.

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The Cat Laughs 2013 - Opening Night

The Cat Laughs 2013 - Opening Night

Published May 2013

Jay Richardson reports from the opening night of the Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, featuring The Big Festival Preview and Kilkenny Exposed shows. Read

Review - Mark Watson: The Information

Mark Watson review

Published November 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Mark Watson's performance of his live stand-up show 'The Information' at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow... Read

Review - Dara O'Briain: Craic Dealer

Dara O'Briain review

Published October 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Dara O'Briain's Craic Dealer stand-up show at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Read

Review - Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues

Kevin Bridges review

Published October 2012

Jay Richardson reviews The Story Continues, the live stand-up show from Scottish stand-up star Kevin Bridges. Read

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 3 Review

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 3 Review

Published June 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Chris Kent, Gearoid Farrelly, Adam Hills, Doc Brown and Al Murray in Kilkenny. Read

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 2 Review

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 2 Review

Published June 2012

For the second day of the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2012, reviewer Jay Richardson takes in Jack Dee's show. Read

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 1 Review

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 1 Review

Published June 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Adam Hills, Karl Spain, Josh Widdicombe and David O'Doherty at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2012. Read

Angelos Epithemiou & Friends review

Angelos Epithemiou & Friends review

Published December 2010

Shooting Stars made an unlikely icon of Angelos Epithemiou. So it's perhaps unsurprising that Vic and Bob's anarchic daftness provides the template for this patchy but enjoyable live show from the former burger van owner. Read

Al Murray review

Al Murray review

Published December 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Al Murray The Pub Landlord's Barrel Of Fun live show... Read

Alun Cochrane review

Alun Cochrane review

Published November 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Alun Cochrane's stand-up show 'Jokes. Life. And Jokes about Life'... Read

Reginald D Hunter review

Reginald D Hunter review

Published November 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Reginald D Hunter's 2010 stand-up tour, which the comic admits was booked to promote a DVD as yet unfilmed... Read

Jimeoin review

Jimeoin review

Published November 2010

Jay Richardson reviews the latest stand-up show from Jimeoin - the comedian who recently had a big impact Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Read

Armstrong & Miller review

Armstrong & Miller review

Published October 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller's live show. The duo are touring again for the first time in almost a decade. Read

Jay Richardson has written about comedy for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Channel 4, Scotsman, Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald, Irish Times, Metro, Big Issue, Chortle, Punchline and The List. Happiest attending comedy festivals, he can be found as @jayirichardson on Twitter.

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Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Internet star Dapper Laughs is to front an ITV2 comedy/reality show called Dapper Laughs On The Pull. Read

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read

Laughing Horse competition

Laughing Horse competition

Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. Read

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show involving electronic machines pranking the public. Read

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch