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Rhys Darby, Mr Adventure 2014 UK tour dates

Rhys Darby, Mr Adventure 2014 UK tour dates

Rhys Darby will be touching down in the U of K for another set of tour dates in 2014 and this time around he’s going all Bear Grylls on our collective asses as he channels the outdoors-man spirit of the wanderer general in his new show, Mr Adventure. It’s been a couple of years since(…)

Penn and Teller live 2014 UK dates

Penn and Teller live 2014 UK dates

It’s been a while since Penn and Teller initially brought their mind warping combination of comedy and magic to the masses and to be honest we’ve missed them. The good news

Monty Python live tickets on sale for the O2, London

Monty Python live tickets on sale for the O2, London

In terms of stand-up comedy news it doesn’t get much bigger than the reformation of the Monty Python gang live, short of Mitch Hedberg, Richard Prior and Bill Hicks being resurrected from the other side for a one-off show at Madison Square Gardens. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are(…)

New Comedian of the Year 2013 competition announced

New Comedian of the Year 2013 competition announced

If you think you’re pretty witty when it comes to the one liners or you’ve got more funny rhymes that a 69 year old Irishman from Ealing then the announcement for the start of the New Comedian of the Year 2013 competition might be right up your obscene joke filled street. Hosted at the Leicester(…)

Alan Davies, Work in Progress at the Pleasance Theatre

Alan Davies, Work in Progress at the Pleasance Theatre

For anyone else that was surprised to find out that Alan Davies is actually funny when he went from playing the super genius detective, Jonathan Creek, to a perpetually losing comedy powerhouse on Stephen Fry’s QI, you’ve probably missed the fact that he’s been a stand-up comic since 1988. He’s spent the last couple of(…)

Ardel O’Hanlon Live 2013 tour dates

Ardel O’Hanlon Live 2013 tour dates

It’s been a while since the genius of Father Ted graced our screens so there’s bound to be kids out there that don’t even know who Ardel O’Hanlon is. However, for everyone else he’s the dim-witted nugget of brilliance that made us all laugh like deranged chimps in the later half of the 90s and(…)

Josh Widdicombe tour dates

Josh Widdicombe tour dates

Josh Widdicombe’s tour dates for 2013 have got a bit of competition with the full take up of The Last Leg Series 1 on Channel 4, but hopefully that’ll mean he’s doubly sharp for his live gigs. With Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best

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