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Daniel Simonsen interview

From Da Ali G Show to German sausages, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the most.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 26th August 2016

Leicester Festival gets Heritage Lottery Fund grant

Leicester Comedy Festival has been awarded a £37,000 grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

Leicester Mercury, 25th August 2016

Hamish and Dougal to make stage debut

An amateur dramatic society in Chorley are to bring Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue characters Hamish and Dougal to the stage for the first time.

British Comedy Guide, 24th August 2016

July: comedian of the month #30, Luke Heggie

Heggie is a no-nonsense Aussie performer. A builder by day as well as being a husband and father, he's a busy man and he clearly doesn't spare much time for messing around.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 20th August 2016

Chris Ramsey interview

From Billy Connolly to Shaun Of The Dead, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the most.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 19th August 2016

Review: Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain

The 5th anniversary of the Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain series is being celebrated in the West End with a Best Of Barmy Britain show which aims to teach 5-10 year olds about history through fun, acted out scenes and songs.

West End Wilma, 16th August 2016

Horrible Histories theatre review

The best bits from the critically acclaimed Barmy Britain shows make for a barnstorming afternoon.

David Crawford, The Radio Times, 15th August 2016

Isy Suttie interview

From Adrian Mole to The Inbetweeners, the comedian reveals the things that make her laugh the most.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 12th August 2016

Peter Kay joins Jason Manford on stage as a surprise

Peter Kay joined Jason Manford on stage as surprise 'support act' and fans freaked out.

Metro, 12th August 2016

Interview: Bill Bailey

With the nation divided, there's never been a better time for comedians, says Bill Bailey. He talks Brexit, the Labour 'shambles' and his new sitcom with James Mottram.

James Mottram, iNews, 11th August 2016

Comedians' shows pulled over unpaid bills

Josh Widdicombe, Jeremy Hardy, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi and Marcus Brigstocke have all had gigs dropped from the forthcoming programme of Secombe Theatre in Sutton because of the dispute with very little notice. Widdicombe was due to play there only next week. Their agency, Off The Kerb, axed the shows in a row over £3,432 of box office money they say they are owed for another of their clients, Mark Steel, three months ago.

Chortle, 11th August 2016

Bill Bailey interview

What does the art of comedy and No Man's Sky have in common?

Scott Tailford, WhatCulture, 11th August 2016

Music review: David Brent and Foregone Conclusion

Ricky Gervais's band can be a lot of fun, as long as you never, ever take him seriously.

Nick Levine, The Independent, 11th August 2016

Isy Suttie's six tips for meeting The Actual One

How should you act when you come face-to-face with a potential partner? Don't be scared of silence, don't be too keen - and make sure you're brutally, brutally honest about them. Isy Suttie and Stephen Wight demonstrate six ways to check your compatibility.

Isy Suttie, The Guardian, 5th August 2016

Gina Yashere: I'm a gadget freak!

From smartwatches to virtual reality headsets, comedian Gina Yashere says she likes to connected.

The Big Issue, 5th August 2016

Review: Welsh Unsigned Stand-Up Of The Year

So, to the Glee Cardiff, probably every stand-up comedian's favourite club, for the sold-out final of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Of The Year 2016. There were six finalists, all with only a couple of years on the clock and brimming with energy, confidence and potential.

Julia Chamberlain, Chortle, 1st August 2016

Review: Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedian Of The Year

It's Yorkshire Day, so it's apt that the Great Yorkshire Fringe has crowned - presumably with a flat cap - a new comedian of the year.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 1st August 2016

Funny Women Awards 2016 Regional Final - Salford review

The Lowry played host to the regional final of the 2016 Funny Women Awards as nine comedy acts took to the stage compete for a place in the coveted final.

Donna Kelly, The Reviews Hub, 1st August 2016

Gary Delaney review

His jokes are incredibly clever. If you're a fan of word play and puns, then you'll love Delaney.

Vicki Newman, Hartlepool Mail, 1st August 2016

Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year results

Comedian Simon Lomas has won the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2016 tonight.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 31st July 2016

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