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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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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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Wednesday
Dec142016

SHAPPI KHORSANDI 'OH MY COUNTRY! FROM MORRIS DANCING TO MORRISSEY' SPRING TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome).

Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and autumn UK tour, star of Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News for You and Q.I. Shappi Khorsandi has announced more tour dates for spring 2017, including a 10 night run at London’s Soho Theatre. Tickets for ‘Oh My Country!’ From Morris Dancing To Morrissey’ are on sale now (please find full listings information below).

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Wednesday
Dec142016

SEANN WALSH ‘ONE FOR THE ROAD’ TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING 2017

Fresh from a sell-out autumn tour, The Lie-In King returns with more dates of his hit new stand-up show ‘One For The Road’! Described by the Guardian as “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation" Seann Walsh will be traveling across the UK with more tour dates announced for spring 2017,
starting in February. Tickets are on sale now!

However disheveled he may be, the Foster's Comedy Award nominee is also one of the best comics in the country. With a keen observational mind, Seann can spot the absurdity in everything and convert it to perfectly delivered stand-up comedy.

You might have seen Seann on TV, but he’s something else live – pacing the stage, working the room and reducing crowds to hysterics. Even if he’d probably rather be at home watching Sky Sports News.

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