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Friday
Sep082017

BBC THREE SITCOM 'JOSH' BACK FOR A THIRD SERIES IN OCTOBER

After a successful second series in 2016, hugely popular stand-up Josh Widdicombe returns for a 3rd series of 'JOSH'.

Written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine, directed by David Schneider (I'm Alan Partridge and The Death Of Stalin) and produced by Simon Mayhew-Archer from BBC Studios (This Country),  the 6 x 25 minute series will debut on BBC Three this October (date to be confirmed).

For Josh, the phrase “nice guys finish last” doesn’t quite cover it. He’s the kind of guy who doesn’t realise the race has started, hits every hurdle on the way and then gets strangled by the finishing tape.

This series follows his successes (not many) and his failures (many) as he tries to navigate the race of life. Whether it’s being dumped whilst dangling on a zip-line, tolerating an egomaniacal fellow comedian on tour or being blackmailed by a septuagenarian next-door neighbour, Josh always tries to do the right thing…and always comes off the loser.

Trundling alongside Josh are his loyal flat-mates, Owen (Elis James) and Kate (Beattie Edmondson), closely followed by their remorselessly attentive landlord, Geoff (Jack Dee).  Other cast members to appear throughout the series include; Jennifer Saunders (Kate's mum Judith), Diana Vickers (as herself), Scarlet Alice Johnson plus comedians Tom Allen, Ellie Taylor, Cariad Lloyd and Mike Bubbins

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Thursday
Sep072017

NEW JACK DEE SITCOM 'BAD MOVE' TO AIR ON ITV1 THIS AUTUMN

6 X 30 MINUTE EPISODES

First episode: Wednesday 20th September at 8pm on ITV1

Bad Move is a new single camera scripted comedy for ITV by Open Mike Productions written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair.

Starring Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, they play a married couple who are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams.

They’ve watched all the TV relocation shows and read the glossy lifestyle magazines and fell in love with the idea of ‘getting away from the rat race’.

Unfortunately living a simple existence in beautiful surroundings is not all it’s cracked up to be and Steve and Nicky soon find living in the countryside might not be for them after all. Especially when they discover that the house they’ve bought is situated in what locals refer to as ‘In’t Dip’ – a place where internet signals cannot reach, but floodwater most definitely can.

Filmed in the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors, Bad Move is a family comedy set in the most stunning countryside location, where their nearest neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk) annoyingly make it all look so easy. Other villagers include Grizzo (Seann Walsh) - a rock star that needs village life to keep him grounded , Ken  (Philip Jackson) - Steve’s no-nonsense disapproving father in-law, and Shannon (Sue Vincent)  - the local shopkeeper.

Bad Move was commissioned by Comedy Commissioning Editor Saskia Schuster and Head of Comedy Entertainment Peter Davey. It’s written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair and will be produced by Open Mike Productions with Andrew Beint executive producing.

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Thursday
Sep072017

MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S CHARITY SHOW RETURNS IN AID OF JULIA’S HOUSE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM ON MON 6TH NOVEMBER 2017

With special guests including Alan Carr, Adam Hills, Kevin Bridges and Russell Howard, plus many surprise guests.

** ALL PROFITS GO TO JULIA’S HOUSE **

**Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 7th September **

Michael McIntyre's Charity Show is back this November! 

For the past 6 years Michael has hosted a galaxy of stars to raise money for a variety of good causes. This year's show at the iconic London Palladium on Monday November 6th 2017  in aid of the wonderful Julia's House children's hospice is a treat not to be missed!

Special guests booked include Alan Carr, Adam Hills, Kevin Bridges and Russell Howard as well as huge surprise guests on the night! Always a sensational night! 

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Thursday 7th September. Tickets will be available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or the London Palladium website (http://www.reallyusefultheatres.co.uk/our-theatres/london-palladium) or call the box office on 0844 412 4655.

All profits go to Julia’s House, The Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospices providing practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Michael is currently on his ‘Big World Tour’, taking him around the world to North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, with dates in the UK from March to November next year.

www.offthekerb.co.uk / @offthekerb / www.michaelmcintyre.co.uk / @mcintweet www.juliashouse.org / @Julias_House

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Tuesday
Aug222017

THE MAGNIFICENT GREENWICH COMEDY FESTIVAL!

It's now less than one month to go until this year’s mighty edition of Greenwich Comedy Festival (13th to 17th Sept) returns to the sublime surroundings of the National Maritime Museum in Royal Greenwich with a stunning series of shows.

This year features the very best in stand-up with highlights including unkempt wordsmith Dylan Moran, 'Mock The Week' host Dara O’Briain, whip-smart 'QI' resident Alan Davies, ‘The Last Leg’ host Adam Hills, master observational comedian Ed Byrne, TV favourite Joe Lycett, 'Live At The Apollo' star Reginald D Hunter plus David O’Doherty, Tim Key, Ellie Taylor, James Acaster, Shappi Khorsandi, Doc Brown, Bridget Christie and many (many) more live in the Big Top.

Marking its ninth year in Royal Greenwich with arguably the best line-up to date comedy-lovers from across the capital and beyond will be treated to a royal roster of comedy heavyweights starring alongside the industry’s brightest young talents. 

Each night promises a glittering array of entertainment inside the Big Top seated venue surrounded by a fantastic range of bars and hand-picked selection of food vendors and award-winning coffee to keep your bouche-amused between the shows.

Tickets are flying out for this bumper crop of comedians with many shows close to selling out - so get in on the action now and don’t miss this comedy cavalcade when it comes to town.

Make sure you end your summer on a hilarious high and make your way to the capital’s favourite comedy festival!  To book tickets visit www.greenwichcomedyfestival.co.uk

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"There’s no denying that the world is giving comedians plenty to work with these days, so we’re thrilled to be presenting some of the best comic minds of our time such as Dara O’Briain and Alan Davies who’ll no doubt be giving their own take on the current state of affairs. We're also looking forward to welcoming back festival favourites such as David O'Doherty and Bridget Christie, as well as Dylan Moran who gave us one of our best ever headline shows a few years back."- Cass Randolph, Festival Producer

AT A GLANCE

Dates                     13th to 17th September 2017

Location                 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Tickets                   £20 - £25

Website                  www.greenwichcomedyfestival.co.uk

PRESS ENQUIRIES

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REVIEW TICKETS

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Friday
Jun232017

RICH HALL RETURNS WITH AN ALL-NEW LIVE SHOW FOR 2017

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed Hoedown begins its second leg of touring this autumn with an updated show for 2017. Never has there been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between the two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever.

This revitalised Hoedown tour begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America and all of its twists and turns, but ends up in a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.

Rich Hall’s Hoedown kicks off in September 2017 with over 40 dates announced so far across the UK and Ireland. Please see full listings information below. Tickets are on sale now!

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Friday
May122017

PRESS INFORMATION ‘THE LAST LEG’ RETURNS LIVE TO CHANNEL 4 MAY 19TH

The double BAFTA nominated series ‘The Last Leg’ returns live to Friday nights on Channel 4 for their eleventh series with their unique brand of irreverent satire and topical comedy 

The live, joyous, topical comedy extravaganza hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe is back to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories and round up the main talking points of the week, including all the latest general election news. The team reunite at this crucial time with their upbeat, honest, and award-winning brand of satirical comedy.

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Friday
May122017

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017

Alison Peters PR presents another great line-up of fresh new comedy talent at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  With another top selection of shows ranging from the triumphant return for the disco singing Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho, now Queen Of Game Shows, to comedy TV's favourites and the hottest newcomers. Plus the annual Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care featuring the best acts from the festival. 

Fringe favourite and best selling novelist, Shappi Khorsandi returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of spontaneity and joy 'Mistress And Misfit'.   Making her debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 is American actress and stand up comedian Ellyn Daniels with her one woman, brand new show Emotional Terrorism. Taking the audience on a powerful journey from Orlando to Togo, from ballet to bulimia.

Unique. Funny. Outstanding.  Marcus Monroe – comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery – pours out his soul in a hysterical and heartfelt performance portraying one man's pursuit of fame as the world's most beloved juggler. When Marcus takes the stage you can't help but take notice. Hailed as ‘one of the most entertaining performers’ by the New York Times, Marcus combines innovative juggling with a high-energy original take. This makes him one of the most sought after variety performers.

See the press release for the full line up details.

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Friday
May122017

RUSSELL KANE TO HOST EXCLUSIVE 'FACEBOOK LIVE' SHOW

THE KANEING LIVE is a brand new live magazine, discussion and entertainment show hosted by award-winning comedian Russell Kane. 

Based around Russell's highly popular weekly 'Kaneing' video rants on Facebook, THE KANEING LIVE is a no holds barred style show streamed exclusively on Facebook Live in 100% real time. 

This innovative event takes place on Monday 22nd May at 9pm and broadcast live from Russell's Facebook page - www.facebook.com/officalrussellkane. Recorded at Facebook’s London office in front of a live studio audience THE KANEING LIVE will feature Russell plus three very special guests.  Guests confirmed so far include comedian and TV presenter Katherine Ryan, journalist and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter and LBC Radio presenter James O'Brien.

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