The Big Joke is all set to take place tonight, April 22, for the first time ever, organised by the Big Issue Foundation. Having called in a few favours the foundation has managed to bring on board some of the biggest and best names on the comedy circuit to provide a top night of entertainment at London’s infamous Comedy Store.
Many a Comedy Chord reader and many of our writers are budding comedian so we took it upon ourselves to ask established comedians for tips of the trade that they have picked up on the circuit. We’ll be providing a series of these articles and hope all budding comedians find something of help here or that convinces them not to throw in the towel.
This week sees the final epsiode of the first series of John Dredge’s Nothing To Do With Anything Show. Today’s indie comedy special includes the brand new single by Fractious Nit and a chat with pop twinnock Rex Twix.
The music mayhem continues with Madonna and Morrissey (shown above wearing masks of each other in a jolly little jape) arguing in the kitchen, and there’s another mention of New Malden and the odd uncanny reference to….. steam engines.
Retweet After Me – 25/03/2013
This weekend witnessed the first Grand National since the horsemeat scandal so not surprisingly Twitter was awash with Parker and Parker jokes…
Despite a mad Tsunami of Thatcher jokes today we felt it best to end with a simple tweet about a priceless news headline misprint.
Here’s who and what made us laugh in 140 characters or less this weekend:
Ant and Dec may have been praised as a modern version of Morecambe and Wise but what about Dave Storrey? Who is he an updated version of? Let us know in the comments section below…
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Colin Hoult/Bryan Medici Interview: Medici and The Holy Trinity Outtakes to Feature Heavily as DVD ExtrasApril 5, 2013 | Howard Gorman
Colin Hoult has the amazing ability of swiching from one comedic character to another in the blink of an eyelid. Although famous for a plethora of personas, one that has gained him a great deal of critical acclaim recently was his hilarious portrayal of Warwick Davis’ spiritual adviser, Bryan Medici.
The Iceman, a film directed by Ariel Vromen (Danika, Rx) and based on the book by Anthony Bruno, relates the real-life tale of mob hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, allegedly responsible for in excess of 200 murders.
Altitude Festival 2013 featured by far some of the best comedy performances the world has to offer and now, given it’s track record and popularity, ITV2 will be sharing the week’s antics at this unique comedy festival in the form of selected highlights at 11.20pm tonight (Thursday, April 4th).
Today’s John Dredge show features an exclusive interview which we can’t really reveal as we’ve forgotten who it was with.
Celebrated non-Frinton-based actress Anna Emerson will also be putting in a word or two, and this’s weeks special guest star Reg Chimpolomew will be doing very little at all really.
If that wasn’t enough we’ll be relating the the ongoing adventures of Basil the Cylinder, the answers to last week’s holdall-based quiz, and a whole host of absolutely amazing things which have also completely slipped our minds.
Shaun Williamson was a postie, worked on a supermarket wines and spirits aisle before breaking into the entertainment business. Most remember him as the lovable yet hapless Barry Evan’s in EastEnders who met his fate a decade ago. Other television roles have included the likes of the detective series Inspector Morse and the BBC sitcom Waiting for God but what flung him back into the limelight was his appearance as a washed out, unemployable version of himself in the BBC sitcom Extras. His role on Extra’s certainly won Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant over as they asked him to recur his role in their follow-up series Life’s Too Short with Warwick Davis. Tonight sees Shaun back on our screens again, this time accompanied by the other two members of the “Twat Pack” so laughs are guaranteed. Here’s what Shaun had to say about his hopes and expectations for the Easter Special and beyond.