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Jason Byrne: 'A heckler told me I was too fit'

From Steve Martin to bowl haircuts, the Irish standup and audience participation master reveals what makes him laugh the most.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 28th October 2016

Becky Fury: compassion glut in the Calais

Becky is organising the cabaret part of the Anarchist Bookfair tomorrow.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 28th October 2016

Review: Tony Law, Leicester Square Theatre

Sometimes there is a thin line between watching a stand-up comedy gig and watching somebody have a mental breakdown onstage. The latest show from Tony Law, A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome, is one of those occasions. Certainly last night anyway. This was the kind of lunacy that should either win awards or prompt someone to call a doctor.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 28th October 2016

Danny Baker announces his first stand-up tour

Broadcaster and writer Danny Baker has announced that he will be doing his first stand-up tour. Cradle To The Stage will tour the UK from February 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 28th October 2016

Comedy About a Bank Robbery extends until October 2017

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery has extended its run in the West End until October 2017.

The Stage, 27th October 2016

Ade Edmondson and Beattie Edmondson interview

Beattie Edmondson has followed her famous parents into comedy -- and now she and father Ade are playing for laughs at the same theatre.

Nick Curtis, Evening Standard, 27th October 2016

Interview: rarely asked questions - Lynn Ruth Miller

There aren't many comedians over eighty years old working on the comedy circuit, but American stand-up Lynn Ruth Miller would be pretty special if she was half her age.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 27th October 2016

Review: Shirley Ghostman, Bush Hall, W12

It's not often I change my mind about seeing a show. Once it drops off the reviews list it has missed its moment. I was too busy to see spoof psychic Shirley Ghostman's "Spooktacular" opening night, but when I looked on Twitter and saw enthusiastic reports from comedians whose opinion I respect, such as Reece Shearsmith and Richard Herring, plus a lot of fans excited about it, I thought I'd better check it out. And I didn't regret it. Who could have predicted that?

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 27th October 2016

Romesh Ranganathan review

Revenge is a joke served deadpan. While a lot of Ranganathan's material is almost Michael McIntyre mainstream with a garnish of Jack Dee cynicism, he is not afraid to tackle big issues.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 27th October 2016

Bath Comedy Festival secures funding

A partnership between Bath Comedy Festival and VisitBath has been awarded £15,000 in funding by Arts Council England to help the festival reach a wider audience.

Insider Media, 27th October 2016

Camden Comedy Club birthday gig review

Free burgers, prosecco, ice cream and, of course, birthday cake were dished out to create a party spirit... though it was barely needed: the audience on a mundane Tuesday night was as bawdy as many a weekend club.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 26th October 2016

Interview: Shappi Khorsandi

This autumn Anglo-Iranian comic Shappi Khorsandi tours the land with new show Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey, which she describes as "a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain... reclaiming patriotism and sending a love letter to her adopted land."

Steve Wright, Bristol 24/7, 26th October 2016

Tommy Tiernan laughs at the heroism of everyday life

He said: "This new show is all about the heroism of everyday life and the huge effort it takes just to survive the ordinary."

The Sheffield Star, 26th October 2016

Seven questions with... Lauren Pattison

Lauren Pattison is one of the youngest comedians to have been featured on MoodyComedy, having being named September's Comedian of the Month, though watching her perform does not leave an impression of inexperience or immaturity. Lauren is a bright and exciting performer who grows in popularity with each passing year, becoming associated with bigger names in the world of comedy as she does so.
I asked Lauren these seven questions to find out more about her...

Moody Comedy, 26th October 2016

Interview: Scott Gibson takes Life After Death on tour

This year's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer reflects on his glorious August and playing on the London Underground.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 26th October 2016

Gary Little: comedy heroes Chic Murray & Billy Connolly

Glasgow stand-up picks two Scottish legends as his comic icons.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 26th October 2016

Bill Bailey delves into disaster to find comedy gold

Never underestimate a comedian. While you're laughing at his jokes, he's busy watching you -- and you're giving a lot away.

Australian Daily Telegraph, 26th October 2016

Nottingham Comedy Festival 2016: All you need to know

The eighth annual Nottingham Comedy Festival returns November 4 to 12 with over 100 comedians performing in more than a dozen venues.

Nottingham Post, 25th October 2016

Ottoman prince visits former realm to spread laughter

It's not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan.

"I've got this fancy title but don't have the riches," said Naz Osmanoglu, a British comedian and member of Turkey's former ruling family, at his first-ever gig in Turkey last week.

Ayla Jean Yackley, Reuters, 25th October 2016

Robin Ince on Billy Connolly

74 years old and with Parkinson's and he's still better than the whole damn rest of us.

Robin Ince, 25th October 2016

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