Monday, 21 May 2018

Newsreading comic has a straight face for radio

Newsreading comic has a straight face for radio

TEN gigs into his stand-up career, Glenn Moore had reached the final of So You Think You’re Funny and was runner-up in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. At the time he was studying English literature at the University of Sheffield — where he also...

Comic was set to bunker down ahead of Kim talks

Comic was set to bunker down ahead of Kim talks

LOTS of people have unusual hobbies but comic Angela Barnes takes it to another level. She researches and visits Cold War nuclear bunkers — and such is her fascination with these now abandoned concrete structures that she even spent her 40th birthday...
Comedy line-up

Comedy line-up

THE first Checkendon Comedy Club night will take place on April 27 at the village hall from 7.30pm. Damian Kingsley will compère the event and the line-up of four comedians comprises Iszi Lawrence, Ed Pownall, Nicole Harris and Richard Morton....
Talkative comedian has taken his cue from TED

Talkative comedian has taken his cue from TED

HE’S a Muslim, a working class man of faith, and a northerner with a capital N. Probably in that order — but there’s no need to take our word for it. Following a stellar run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, stand-up comedian Tez Ilyas is...
Elves’ podcast show is also ‘Quite Interesting’

Elves’ podcast show is also ‘Quite Interesting’

THEY’RE the brains behind the long-running BBC Two panel show QI who released the first year of their podcast No Such Thing as a Fish as a vinyl LP after it racked up more than 1.2 million downloads a week. December saw literary spin-off The Book of...

Festival comedian's packing a punch

Festival comedian's packing a punch

COMEDIAN Lucy Porter is bringing her smash-hit Edinburgh show to Norden Farm in Maidenhead next Friday (March 23). Choose Your Battles ...

Openly Conservative comic’s a right laugh

Openly Conservative comic’s a right laugh

HE’S a former English teacher turned stand-up comedian who grew up on a council estate. A star of Live at the Apollo and The Mash ...

Springfields star's solo show is anything but

Springfields star's solo show is anything but

TO say Mike Hurst feels at home on stage at the Kenton Theatre is clearly an understatement. “To me it’s like singing in my living ...

Country move inspired new chapter for Boycie

Country move inspired new chapter for Boycie

AFTER Del Boy and Rodney he’s the most instantly recognisable character in one of the greatest sitcoms in British television history. ...

England's own Hamilton is coming to the Kenton

England's own Hamilton is coming to the Kenton

HAMILTON, the blockbuster musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, opened in the West End just before ...

Gloves are coming off for comic's festival gig

Gloves are coming off for comic's festival gig

HAVE you ever wished you’d told that awful boss where to stick that lousy job? Dumped an ex before they dumped you? Not backed down ...

Performing artists invited to take part in 'mini Edinburgh Festival'

Performing artists invited to take part in 'mini Edinburgh Festival'

PERFORMING artists of all stripes are being invited to take part in Oxford’s 2018 Offbeat Festival. Running from June 22 to 30, ...

Stonemason's work ethic has rubbed off on comic

Stonemason's work ethic has rubbed off on comic

BILL Bailey is buzzing. After a gap of two years, the comedian is hugely excited about returning to the live arena. Later this month ...

Modern moms are ready to show us their funnies

Modern moms are ready to show us their funnies

A YEAR on from its first ever stage outing, an all-female comedy show is returning to the Kenton Theatre next weekend — bigger and ...

Comic's standing up to be counted, twice!

Comic's standing up to be counted, twice!

COMEDIAN Tania Edwards will be playing two stand-up shows at the Kenton Theatre in the space of a week later this month. After ...

'I feel like I'm destined to play Boris Johnson...'

'I feel like I'm destined to play Boris Johnson...'

“PEOPLE have said to me, ‘On one level it’s quite clever, and on another level it’s not clever at all,’” says Milton Jones, analysing ...

Performing artists invited to take part in 'mini Edinburgh Festival'

Performing artists invited to take part in 'mini Edinburgh Festival'

PERFORMING artists of all stripes are being invited to take part in Oxford’s 2018 Offbeat Festival. Running from June 22 to 30, ...

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St Mary’s annexe going up

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