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Doctor Who Live! Well, Sort Of…

Hartnell-era Doctor Who was given a mention today in the Independent by television writer Mark Ravenhill as part of a campaign to pull in viewers for tonight’s broadcast of his live drama, Ghost Story, on Sky Arts 2.  Referring to the minimally-edited programmes of the early 1960s, Ravenhill muses, “A few months ago, I got…

Sticking it to the Man!

Smarmy posh-paws Michael McIntyre hasn’t always been a successful standup comedian – once upon a time he was heavily in debt. So it was with a smile that I saw he had cancelled a gig – and lost out on £28K – when he discovered that  the 350-strong audience were all debt collectors from Kent-based…

Frankie Boyle Preview Gigs

Frankie will be trying out some brand new material in preparation for the new series of Mock the Week in three exclusive workshop performances next month at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. Here are the details. Monday 6, Monday 13 & Monday 20 July 7.30pm Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL You can find…

Stan Laurel Play

Now this is superb subject matter for a play, and it’s surprising no one has thought of it already. Stan Laurel: Please Stand Up! is currently touring and stars Bob Kingdom – tonight it is on at Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre. Described as “funny and touching” the play explores Stan Jeefferson’s transformation into Stan Laurel, as…

Altitude Sickness

[singlepic=5,240,320,,right]…and so it continues, with a feature in The Guardian about Marcus Brigstocke’s comedy ski fest in the French Alpine town of Meribel. Tragically, Brigstocke had spent £25,000 of his own money on the event before heavy snow forced him to fork out another £5,000 on snow melting equipment to rescue the marquee. Did someone…

Dara O’Briain on Tour

Despite not coming anywhere near the Quintessential Comedy HQ, we simply must mention the fact that Dara O’Briain is on tour. He’s at St Albans on Tuesday, and from there moves on across the south of England and Wales, over to Northern Ireland, some more dates in the Midlands and then he manages to come…

Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf

[singlepic=18,240,240,,right]There’s always a bit of Doctor Who drifting around the back of my head. So what better time – with Doctor Who returning to television on Saturday – to mention Toby Hadoke and his MOTHS ATE MY DOCTOR WHO SCARF show, in which he looks at fatherhood, class and of course a lifetime of loving…

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