Stand-up comedy news of new, rising, established and arena filling comedians from around the UK plus US visitors touring & streaming whom you may see on your TV screens during the year
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The Fringe will take place from 05 – 29 August 2022
Stephen Grant takes up residency at Ironworks Studios
Stephen Grant announced a move to Ironworks Studios, after his long-standing relationship with Komedia Brighton was terminated
The Forge Comedy Club at Ironworks Studios which replaces Stephen’s residency at Komedia Brighton will welcome some of the UK’s biggest acts to its weekly shows.
Stephen told The Argus, Brighton’s local paper: “I’m so proud already of what this will be. The UK’s best stand-up comedians have all said they’ll come and perform here, and the support from the industry has been breath-taking. Romesh Ranganathan, will perform at The Forge’s opening night on Saturday, 29 January.
“I have an amazing team of people who are passionate about comedy above all else.”
Jo Caulfield wins “COMICS COMIC BEST ACT 2021 AWARD”. She tweeted “Thank You to the comedians/promoters who voted for me & Scott Bennett for organising it. The award sits proudly beside my cycling proficiency badge & my 25 yard swimming certificate”.
Comics’ Comic Awards 2021
Sean Lock, who died in August, posthumously won the Outstanding Achievement Award. Organisers hailed him as a ‘once-in-an-era genius who inspired a generation of comics and comedy fans’.
Three way tie for The Circuit Comedian of the Year. The Circuit Comedian of the Year, voted for by fellow comics, will this year be shared between Ninia Benjamin, Jo Caulfield and Mark Nelson after the voting by their peers failed to separate them.
Stand-up comedian Jethro has died at the age of 73 after contracting Covid-19.
The news was announced on his official Facebook page, with a statement reading: ‘It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro.
Full story here
Chloe Petts announces that prior to her 2022 debut tour her first solo run of the show, Transience, will be at London’s Soho Theatre from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th May at 9.00pm
Matt Forde announces biggest tour to date with brand new stand-up show ‘CLOWNS TO THE LEFT OF ME, JOKERS TO THE RIGHT’
Fern Brady off to Melbourne
Fern Brady booked to appear at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, one of the 3 largest comedy festivals in the world; biggest ticketed cultural event in Oz.
30 Mar – 24 Apr 2022
Stand-up comedy news from around the UK and on streamers
Liam Farrelly has won the Scottish Comedian Of The Year title.
21 year old Farrelly started performing stand-up just 4 years ago. He was previously a finalist in 2018. He was also a finalist in this year’s BBC New Comedy Awards and Beat The Frog World Series.
Rosie Jones voted Best Breakthrough act in the 2021 online I Talk Telly awards
Paul Chowdhry extends tour in 2022
Paul Chowdhry multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer will be doubling the size of his brand-new stand-up tour, Family-Friendly Comedian (*No Children) for 2022 with 43 more dates nationwide.
The star of BBC2 stand-up special Sara Pascoe Live: LadsLadsLads, writer/star of BBC2 sitcom Out of Her Mind, and author of Sunday Times bestseller Sex Power Money presents her biggest UK stand-up tour to date.
Tickets and info https://www.saraontour.com/
London Hughes has come a long way from secretly writing Frasier fan fiction alone in her bedroom. Between her breakout Netflix comedy special, To Catch a D*ck, her dating podcast ‘London, Actually’ and her award-winning TV performances, London the South Londoner has taken the entertainment world by storm. And now, in this sassy, brash, fearless, and funny memoir, London is ready to inspire women of all ages and races with her story – because London is absolutely the best person in the whole wide world to take you on a wild journey of self-discovery. As she herself puts it: ‘I’ve always been funny. I’ve always been cute. I’ve always been confident. I was born to do this shit.’
All her life, London longed to be a badass – an awesome bullet-proof woman who nobody could mess with. At a young age, she made sure she was ready to become a star, developing her own living-room popstar training regimen to prepare for her future life. But London also had her fair share of disastrous experiences in terms of friendships, relationships, and career choices. Each of the fiascos in London’s life has, with hindsight, proved to be a formative life lesson, and helped her grow into the fearless person she is today. You’ll definitely be grateful these setbacks happened to her and not you, but you’ll also learn that however bad things get, you can always build your self-worth, think long-term, and emerge triumphant, no matter what the world throws at you.
From birthday parties gone wrong to family drama, from wanting desperately to be famous to starting out on less-than-desirable TV shows, from navigating school bullies and boyfriends, London leaves no stone unturned in Living My Best Life, Hun. It took London some time to find her voice and her people, but now that she has, she’s mentally high-fiving her 14-year-old self every day.
Kiri Pritchard-McLean announced as new presenter of TV Flashbacks
The popular series delves into BBC Wales’ archives and takes a comedic look at the funniest and quirkiest television moments from the last 50 years.
Comedians John Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have become patrons of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Husband and wife Jon and Lucy have signed up to support patients, families and staff at Sheffield Children’s and support their charity fundraising efforts!
Barry Humphries: The Man Behind The Mask UK Tour
Ashley Storie has she tested positive for Covid. We wish her a speedy recovery.
She is the award winning host of the Ashley Storrie Show on BBC Radio Scotland and the host of TV’s ‘Up For It’. She is a regular guest panellist on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News and BBC NI’s the Blame Game.
She’s starred in Dinosaur a TV pilot about a woman with Autism,
Tegan Marlow wins New Act of the Year at the 2021 Notts Comedy Review Awards
stand-up comedy news
Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford tour
Maria Bamford, star of her own Netflix series, Lady Dynamite, has announced her first UK tour. She performs in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London in April next year
Scott Bennet announces first tour
Stand-up Comedy News
Forever Funny Night at the Frog and Bucket
On Wednesday the annual Forever Funny Comedy Night at Frog and Bucket raised a fantastic £4,160! The sell-out show was an evening of fun and laughter. We want to thank everyone for showing up and supporting Forever Manchester The next fundraiser will be in March 2022.
Jan 6, The Bill Murray https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/bill-murray/
Jan 7, Glee Club Birmingham, https://www.glee.co.uk/birmingham/
According to IMDB: Nick Thune was born in Seattle and lived there until he was 24, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his comedy career. He has been getting steadily more popular over the past few years, appearing at the Laugh Factory, on Letterman and in several short comedy films. He has also had cameo appearances in several major films, including Knocked Up.