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Friday
May122017

PRESS INFORMATION ‘THE LAST LEG’ RETURNS LIVE TO CHANNEL 4 ON JANUARY 27TH

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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Saturday
Apr292017

MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S 'BIG WORLD TOUR' 2018 UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

**Presale tickets available from 10am, Wednesday 3rd May 2017**

**General sale tickets available from: 10am, Friday 5th May 2017**

“The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious 5 Stars - The Telegraph

Britain’s biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is set to return to the stage with his eagerly awaited new tour and this time he is going global!

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2018 as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time.

Tickets for Michael’s UK and Ireland tour dates go on general sale from 10am on Friday 5th May, with pre-sale tickets available from 10am on Wednesday 3rd May.  Tickets will be available to purchase from www.michaelmcintyre.co.uk  Please find a full list of dates and listings information below - more dates will be announced shortly.

In the UK, Michael has sold over 1.5 million tickets, including a record-breaking 28 performances at London’s 16,000 capacity 02 Arena where he was awarded the keys to venue in 2015, alongside musical talents Prince, Take That and One Direction. 

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Friday
Mar312017

MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS, Underbelly Festival Southbank 12-13 May & 28 June–2 July 2017

DING DONG THE WITCH IS BACK! In a world of referendums, Brexit, Trump and overall turmoil, the multi -award winning Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns to the Underbelly Festival in 2017 to provide relief with the most fabulous game show of all!  Fresh from a total sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run in August 2016, the Iron Lady has set her sight on light entertainment has decided to become the new Mr. Saturday Night (except not a man).   

Join Maggie as she leads audience members to compete for their golden giro cheque in a topical drag cabaret extravaganza like no other! Alongside cameo appearances from Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Merkel, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon and Owen Jones, and games including Brexit Through The Gift Shop, Fake News and Check Your Privilege, there’ll be songs and let’s not forget, there’ll be catchphrases: 'The Lady’s not for turning, for turning the lady’s…?’

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Friday
Mar242017

PRESS INFORMATION: JACK DEE'S HELPDESK RETURNS TO BBC TWO

BBC Two

Episode 1/1 (30 mins)

Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017, TIME TBC

'Jack Dee’s HelpDesk' returns to BBC Two and once again sees the comedian turned agony uncle help our studio audience dispel their first world problems, and aims to shed light on the minor dilemmas and issues that affect daily life.

In this episode, Jack will be accompanied by a panel of four guests. Nothing is written or prepared, and the panel don't know what the questions from the audience will be until the show begins.

Jack’s panel guests include Larry Lamb, Katherine Ryan, Jeremy Hardy and Andi Osho. 

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Thursday
Mar092017

ITV commissions brand new Jack Dee comedy ‘Bad Move’ 

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’.

The couple must put on a brave face as the last thing they want is for all their friends back in the city to be proven right after they all said it was a ‘bad move’.

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Thursday
Mar022017

RICH HALL'S NEW DOCUMENTARY 'COUNTRIER THAN YOU' BBC4 FRIDAY MAR 17TH

Rich Hall’s 'Countrier Than You' BBC4

1 x 90 minute episode. Date: Friday March 17th

In his latest BBC4 documentary on the USA, award-winning comedian Rich Hall takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that don't get as much notoriety but have helped shape the genre over the years. 

With the help of prominent performers and producers, including Michael Martin Murphey, Robbie Fulks and Ray Benson, Rich explores the early origins of country music in Nashville and Austin.  He visits the rustic studios where this much loved sound was born and discovers how this genre of music has reinvented itself with influences from Bluegrass, Western Swing and Americana.

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