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Addison Cresswell: Talent-spotter who brought a string of comedians to the fore and forged a new format for television comedy
Tuesday 31 December 2013
By the time of his sudden death, Addison Cresswell was undeniably a captain of the British comedy industry. Tall, fast-talking, dapper and not averse to thumping tables to make a point, the power he wielded as director of the comedy management agency Off The Kerb gained him a fearsome reputation, and one of which he was well aware. In 2000, he brought up his having been described as "the Darth Vader of the Fringe" before his interviewer had a chance to. His philosophy was this: "Small acts feed off the big ones and you need a few big names to make people feel it's worth going to."
Friday 22 November 2013
It was Super Monday this week – the comedy industry's equivalent to Super Thursday, when publishers flood the bookshops with celebrity memoirs and other sure-sellers for the festive market. So on Monday DVDs by Miranda Hart, Reginald D Hunter, Micky Flanagan, Jack Dee, Eddie Izzard, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey, Seann Walsh, Keith Lemon and others hit the shelves.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Putting to one side for a second that Brand is extremely clever and funny, why do women find this scruffy, skinny, messy-haired effeminate so irresistible?
Saturday 24 August 2013
Comedian thoroughly earning his award nomination
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Stand-up has returned to dominate Edinburgh’s showcase comedy awards after a big year for mime in 2012, with one shortlisted comedian even bringing back mother-in-law jokes.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Over on ITV, the Champions League final pulled in 3.5 million viewers
Sunday 07 April 2013
'She'd say, "Come on, yank yourself up and keep going!" Then I'd have a cry'
Thursday 07 February 2013
The 'good, the tanned and the ugly' up for this year's comic alternative to the Baftas
Friday 01 February 2013
Comedian attacks production companies behind popular shows for simply employing their own clients
Thursday 27 September 2012
If there had been a spot for stand-up in the London 2012 closing ceremonies, it would surely have gone to Michael McIntyre.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Abandoned warehouses, monstrous babies and dry ice are scary in any language, it seems.
Friday 24 February 2012
Monday 20 February 2012
Sarah Marsh talks to Josh Widdicombe about gigging with Michael McIntyre, future plans and why comedians are insecure.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
He has been called the comedian's comedian, a 21st-century raconteur who avoids the limelight by shunning profile-raising TV work. Now Daniel Kitson is returning to stand-up after a three-year absence, sparking a frenzy for tickets to watch him test his fresh material.
Sunday 05 February 2012
You see those two tiny dots in the distance? That's you, that is. Well, it was if "you" were Rob Newman and David Baddiel. Oh, how we chuckled at their "History Today" sketches in the early 1990s. How we roared as they took their shtick to Wembley Arena, becoming the first comedians to fill its 12,000 seats. How we wept when we realised we were sat so far from the stage that they might as well have been sarcastic marionettes.
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