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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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Thursday
Feb022017

THE LAST LEG WINS BEST ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME AT BROADCAST AWARDS 2017

Open Mike Productions beat off stiff competition from Britains Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing to land the Best Entertainment Programme for The Last Leg at the annual 2017 Broadcast Awards.

The judges declared it a “pioneering” programme. In true Last Leg fashion, another added: “This show stands on its own in this genre… just not on its own legs.”

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Thursday
Jan192017

RICH HALL'S 'HOEDOWN' EXTRA DATES FOR SPRING 2017 ANNOUNCED

Join Rich Hall and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration as they return for limited dates of the infamous ‘Hoedown’ in spring 2017.

Performing for two nights at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (17th - 18th March) and four nights at London’s Leicester Square Theatre (5th - 8th April) will be Rich’s regular band of talented andchronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams. Tickets for full UK tour are on sale now!

Rich Hall is the star of the critically-acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s Californian Stars’, ‘Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell’, I’m Going To Texas’, ‘Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian’ and his most recent, ‘Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match’. He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 entitled ‘Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown’.

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Thursday
Jan192017

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

Award-winning ‘The Last Leg’ returns for it’s tenth series this January, bringing its unique brand of irreverent satire live to Friday nights on Channel 4.

The live, weekly satirical comedy show hosted by Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe returns to examine the biggest and most entertaining news stories via the #isitok twitter handle, where viewers tweet in edgy current affairs questions that other shows might duck. 

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Monday
Jan092017

JON RICHARDSON 'The Old Man' Brand New UK TOUR Autumn dates announced For 2017

Due to unprecedented public demand, a further 35 dates have been announced for this autumn for Jon Richardson’shighly anticipated new tour ‘Old Man’, including one night at London’s Eventim Apollo on Saturday 4th November 2017.

The star of ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, British Comedy Award nominee and runner-up in Heat Magazine’s ‘Weird Crush’ poll (not once, not twice but three times!!) is back and embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.

Old Man’ is Jon’s return to live stand-up following his 2014 sell-out ‘Nidiot’ tour and will see him travel across the UK and Ireland starting in February with over 80 dates throughout 2017. Tickets are on sale now!

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