Saturday, 22 September 2018

New Street theatre is good for a laugh

New Street theatre is good for a laugh

STAND-UP is back on the Kenton stage tonight (Friday), courtesy of top promoters Avalon. Drawn from TV, radio and the Edinburgh Festival, tonight’s bill features Jarlath Regan, Steve Bugeja and Kai Samra. Headliner Jarlath has appeared on Tonight at...
L-plates comic has the drive to go all the way

L-plates comic has the drive to go all the way

A MAN who has supported Sarah Millican around the world (comedically speaking), won the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award, and has been favourably compared to Eddie Izzard, Victoria Wood and Oscar Wilde, Tom Allen is quite simply one of the...
MasterChef co-presenter is toughing out a theatre tour

MasterChef co-presenter is toughing out a theatre tour

HE has previously described himself as “just the fat, bald bloke on MasterChef who likes pudding” and, more recently, as “a spoon for hire”. But he’s doing himself a disservice. Since discovering the joys of the gym earlier this year, it’s a somewhat...
Corbyn friend Jeremy is making tracks for Goring

Corbyn’s friend Jeremy is making tracks for Goring

HE may describe himself as a “pessimistic soul”, but the popular broadcaster, writer and comedian Jeremy Hardy is feeling upbeat and positive about the future. And it’s largely down to the way that British people voted in last summer’s general...
Showing you the funny

Showing you the funny

LAUGHTER is big business all year round and there are a number of stand-ups hitting the road this autumn. Fresh from selling out the Kenton Theatre and South Street in Reading earlier this year, Tom Allen visits the Oxford Playhouse on Sunday,...

Comedian minds his Ps and 45s

Comedian minds his Ps and 45s

LESS than a year after he handed Theresa May a fake P45 signed “from Boris” at October’s Conservative Party conference in Manchester, ...

Salon comedians are ready to make a good impression

Salon comedians are ready to make a good impression

IT’S long been renowned for its top-flight musical headliners but these days the Henley Festival is good for a laugh too. Last year’s ...

Comedy at Kenton during the regatta

Comedy at Kenton during the regatta

MOCK the Week star Carl Donnelly is headlining a Comedy at the Kenton night with a difference on Thursday (July 5). The difference ...

Buzzcocks stalwart set to headline Henley Festival's comedy lineup

Buzzcocks stalwart set to headline Henley Festival's comedy lineup

IS there anything Phill Jupitus hasn’t done? A DJ on BBC 6 Music, team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and West End musical star ...

Review: Giffords Circus

Review: Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus Blenheim Palace Saturday, June 9 GIFFORDS Circus, touring once again and celebrating the 250th anniversary of the ...

Win tickets to see ‘Awful Auntie’ at the Hexagon

Win tickets to see ‘Awful Auntie’ at the Hexagon

A TOURING theatre show based on David Walliams’s bestselling children’s book Awful Auntie is coming to the Hexagon next month — and ...

‘Heseltine’s Newsnight passion had me in tears’

‘Heseltine’s Newsnight passion had me in tears’

BRIDGET Christie is, by her own admission, a worrier. Climate change, cyber espionage, Brexit, Trump, plastic/air pollution, nuclear ...

Frankenstein Q&A is a monstrous undertaking

Frankenstein Q&A is a monstrous undertaking

IN the early 19th century, an ambitious young Genevan scientist is attempting the impossible — to build a living, breathing creature ...

Fighting and shouting in the town hall (just for fun)

Fighting and shouting in the town hall (just for fun)

HENLEY town hall has witnessed its fair share of rows but nothing quite like this. The thrills and spills of professional wrestling ...

Punslinger could have done the Jokeamotive with Kylie

Punslinger could have done the Jokeamotive with Kylie

WITH Sunset Milk Idiot — the name of his new pun-packed touring show — Tim Vine has done something a bit different. The former star of ...

Stand-up return is just the job for all-rounder

Stand-up return is just the job for all-rounder

QUITE a few showbiz folk are described as all-round entertainers — but Jason Manford really fits the bill. The 36-year-old is equally ...

Lost ‘Hancock’ is at heart of stage show

Lost ‘Hancock’ is at heart of stage show

IT was one of the biggest shows on radio and TV and played a key role in the evolution of what we now call sitcoms. Written by Ray ...

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