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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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ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Joe Wilkinson. Read

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle will follow his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer election show. Read

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV show. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, and how she was 'liquid sweat' filming the show. Read

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 has ordered more Plebs, the Ancient Rome sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson. Read

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series starring Jack Dee and a panel of comedians. Read