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The British Comedian of the Year finalists have been announced

British comedian of the year

The finalists have been announced for the most biggest prize in British comedy- The British Comedian of the Year award. The prize awarded to the winner of The British Comedian of the Year competition is conveniently £1 more than the main Edinburgh Comedy Comedy Award and therefor sits at a £10,001 prize. The coipition attracts […]

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An Evening With David Sedaris 2022’ National Tour

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Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY David Sedaris, humorist, bestselling author and star of Radio 4 series ‘Meet David Sedaris’, has announced a 20 date UK tour for 2022 which starts on Sunday 10th July at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and culminates on 2nd August at Cardiff’s St. David’s […]

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Eugene Levy, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ star, set to host ‘The Reluctant Traveler’

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Eugene Levy is is set to host and executive produce a travel show ‘The Reluctant Traveler’ for Apple TV+. In ‘The Reluctant Traveler’, the Levy will visit some of the world’s most remarkable hotels and explore the people, places and cultures that surrounding them. The 74-year-old comedian confesses to not being the average […]

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Jeff Garlin announces ‘No Device Connected’ UK tour 2022

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Star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Goldbergs, Jeff Garlin, has announced his first UK stand up tour since 2017. His ‘No Device Connected’ tour starts on Mon 6th June at Brighton’s Theatre Royal and culminates on Sat 25th at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Jeff’s last stand-up special, ‘Our Man In Chicago’, was filmed in […]

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Q&A with comedian Luisa Omielan as she starts her ‘God is a Women’ tour

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Beyonce Did Good Feminism in the first world has many voices Not all of them likeable. Some of them labia witheringly negative.  Too many of them drone through the deep, choking smug of the university cloister where the researching of a philosophical treatise supporting the premise  Boys are Bad, Girls are Good, End Of  is pretty much seen […]

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Remembering Lynn Ruth Miller and her incredible career

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I wrote this about Lynn Ruth Miller last year. And, although she died a month ago, I cannot bring myself to put any of it into the past tense. Lynn Ruth was a joy to be around, in every way. A little bundle of positive energy made up of generosity, talent, passion, outrage, intelligence, pride […]

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Funny Women Awards 2021 winners announced!

Funny Women Finale

The finale of the Funny Women’s awards was last week, which was a beautiful night where all the best women in comedy were celebrated for their work across many genres over the last year. Read more about each award winner and their work that got them there below. The Stage Award Sponsored by Sky Studios- […]

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Frisky & Mannish are back this November with an all-new digital concoction ‘PopCorn’

Frisky & Mannish

Following their critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe live show ‘Pop Lab’, Frisky & Mannish are back this November with an all-new digital concoction they call ‘PopCorn’. Diving into the new medium headfirst, F&M have teamed up with Lawrence Batley Theatre and Superla.tv to bring to audiences their most realized creative vision to date. “Fully blown superstars” TIME […]

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Review of Jack Docherty’s Edinburgh Fringe act ‘Nothing But’

Jack Docherty

Jack Docherty- ‘Nothing But’ – 5 Stars ***** It is entirely possible that those of us fortunate enough to join Jack Docherty for a wholly captivating hour this August may be  witnessing the birth of a comedy genre. A kind of Schrodinger’s Comedy. But without a cat. Or, indeed, a box.  The hour could be entirely filled […]

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Review of Kate Smurthwaite’s Edinburgh Fringe show ‘The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi’

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Review Kate Smurthwaite- ‘The Last Mayor of Fihalhoni’ (*****) One of the greatest delights of this August has been The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi who, it turns out, is Kate Smurthwaite. Now, before you assume that she was involved in some radical feminist, left-wing coup which overthrew a perfectly nice bloke in charge, shattered the […]

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