Shearsmith suggests new series would be with different characters
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Friday 29 November 2013
This twice-yearly festival of short plays for the theatre – by writers who make their living from television soaps and dramas – is now in its tenth incarnation and gets better and better. JB Shorts is named after the Joshua Brooks pub across the road from the old BBC headquarters in Manchester which produced much of seminal radio drama of the last century. There must be something in the air there.
Monday 25 November 2013
The group have announced four more shows following their sell-out gig
Thursday 21 November 2013
Ageing comics promise new material for O2 show - and did not rule out the possibility of future performances
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Next to today’s sketch troupes, Python is not looking so strange
Miley Cyrus angers health support charity after saying she sticks out her tongue because she 'keeps having mini-strokes'
Monday 07 October 2013
The singer's latest controversial comments have now come to the attention of the UK's Stroke Association
Thursday 03 October 2013
Peep Show star David Mitchell defends panel shows after attack by Fast Show co-creator Charlie Higson
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Panel show regular answers criticism that format crowds out sketch shows
Friday 20 September 2013
Watch the videos below to see recent projects from the comedian, actor and musician Bret McKenzie, including his latest film ‘Austenland’
Tuesday 03 September 2013
New Zealand law students had gained 300,000 views since Friday
Friday 23 August 2013
Today's lesson - how to produce a pleasurable comedy that passes the perils-of-primetime test
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.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
On Saturday morning, one day after wrapping Season Four of Downton Abbey, I gently laid Lady Cora down, and put her to bed for a while. (In a lovely Four Poster, His Lordship, securely by her side). I then packed my bags, and headed to Edinburgh to perform with my band "Sadie and The Hotheads". We have played with each other, on and off, for a decade, but this is the first time we have performed at the Fringe festival.
Monday 19 August 2013
If the hero of John Osborne's Look Back In Anger, Jimmy Porter, had ever performed stand-up, he'd look and sound a bit like Liam Williams. Similarly deracinated and disillusioned, Williams sets out to extricate himself from the restrictions of a lower middle class upbringing and thereby express his dissatisfaction with the world as a whole.
Edinburgh comedy review: Andrew Maxwell's Banana Kingdom - Alex Salmond, and the funny side of medieval theology
Saturday 17 August 2013
A year before the referendum, Andrew Maxwell deserves credit for doing material about Scottish independence, not least because he’s a London-based Irishman whose jokes could easily divide the room. But such is his skill, charm and Banana Kingdom’s faultless construction that he takes the crowd with him.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Tina Fey is planning a new comedy series after 30 Rock - but the comedian has decided her next role will be behind-the-scenes.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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