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About-Howard Gorman

Howard Gorman

Howard Gorman

Comedy Chords Editor-in-Chief / Features Editor and Writer. Also writes for Consequence of Sound, MusicOMH, Fresh On The Net, Lyric Lounge Review and Faded Glamour. Comedy and music promoter/writer. Translator.

Posts By Howard Gorman

Newsleak – Apologies for the Interference

March 24, 2013 |

Dave Storrey is back to present an all new episode of News Leak. This week’s scoops includea Cypriat with a possible perfect solution to the scandal whilst we also provide our very own budget calculator. Talking of advice. Gordon Bleu as some savvy advice for the Cafe Too Lait restaurant whilst Ray Tings gives us the low down of the best of this week’s TV.

Anyone wishing to contribute in any shape or form, please send us your suggestions, scripts, videos etc. to newsleak@comedychords.com

You can keep up with all the latest 100% rock solid news stories on twitter.

You will also find all the sordid details in the comedy section of our forums.

Should you have any queries as to how to get involved or what to submit please contact us either via the contact form or on Twitter and we’ll get right back to you.

Dead Man Down Blasts Into Cinemas May 3

March 22, 2013 | 1

DEAD MAN DOWN features protagonist Colin Farrell (Total Recall, In Bruges), Noomi Rapace (PROMETHEUS, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS), Dominic Cooper (DEVIL’S DOUBLE) and Terrence Howard (IRON MAN) and marks Danish director Niels Arden Oplev‘s (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) American theatrical debut. Read More

The Living Room Sessions – Episode 2

March 22, 2013 |

This week Comedy Chords brings you the second episode of The Living Room Sessions, in association with The Stand Comedy Club, with chat, reviews and discussions presented by three Stand regulars; Gus Lymburn, Gareth Waugh & Keir McAllister.

This month’s podcast features Tom Stade’s first ever interview on a podcast, insight into the up-coming Glasgow International Comedy, and the team take on the role of  a compere with comedians Martin Mor, Joe Heenan and Jojo Sutherland. This month’s music is provided by Dogshit Johnstone. Gus is also in for a rather special surprise. Read More

James Acaster’s Findings – BBC Radio 4 Comedy Show About…BREAD

March 22, 2013 |

Stand-up comedian James Acaster has come up quite the unique format for a brand new radio comedy show which will delve into the subject of ‘bread’, and we’re not talking the money kind. The show takes to the airwaves on BBC Radio 4 next Tuesday at 23:00 when James will be accompanied by his trusty sidekick Nathaniel Metcalfe. Read More

Competition: JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD on DVD

March 22, 2013 |
Further to their recent visit to these parts with their very first UK stage tour, award winning filmmaker Kevin Smith and TV icon Jason Mewes recorded their exploits an a two-disc DVD released on the 25th March. Read More

THE CULT OF COMEDY & A NIGHT WITH AVA VIDAL & SAMEENA ZEHRA

March 21, 2013 |

On Thursday, April, 4, 2013 (19:30) get ready to laugh your socks off with an excellent line-up from the best that the current comedy circuit has to offer.

Sajeela Kershi: “Smart, funny, with a mischievous glint’ The Times.

Jo Ogden: ‘Naturally dry delivery’ Three Weeks

Nick Ewans

Daphna Baram: ‘Loud and vivacious’ Three Weeks

and Matt Price: ‘Price’s storytelling skills are superb’ Chortle

The host for the night will be MC (mistress of the cult) Sameena Zehra Read More

Darren Walsh at Brighton Fringe 2013 – I am a Giant

March 21, 2013 | 1

Comedian Darren Walsh, runner up in the prestigious Hackney New Act of the Year (NATY) and also the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year is bringing his first ever half hour solo show of puns, surreal nonsense and clowning with technology to the Brighton Fringe this year. Read More

Life’s Too Short Special – First of Three Teaser Videos

March 21, 2013 |

Following yesterday’s confirmation of the date and time of BBC Two’s Life’s To Short Easter Special (Saturday 30 March, 10pm) an exclusive video was posted this morning on the BBC’s official website.

Ricky Gervais introduces us to this one-off special and the cult stars and there’s a special clip showing us that Shaun Williamson, Keith Chegwin and Les Dennis could very well have a singing career ahead of them.

There will be a further two exclusive teaser clips release next week prior to the show.


 

Amused Moose Laugh Off Quarterfinals Next Week

March 21, 2013 |

The Amused Moose Laugh Off Quarterfinals will take place at The Hen and Chicken’s Theatre, London on Monday March 25 consisting of two shows on the same night with different comedians.

Further to the qualifying auditions of more than 500 entrants and the first eight heats held a couple of weeks ago, the audience are once again invited to vote, in conjunction with comedy industry talent scouts, for who they believe should be the next breakthrough comedians. Now is your chance to to be in at the beginning in the search for the next Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall or Jimmy Carr.

The first of these two shows is at 7pm, with doors opening a quarter of an hour beforehand. Host Joel Dommett (BBC’s Popatron) will introduce comedians Alex Smith, Ben Anderson, Daryl Perry, Masud Milas, Nicky Wilkinson and Robin Morgan. This will be followed up by the second show at 9pm, with the doors once again opening fifteen minutes earlier. Joel Dommett will return to present comedians Chris Pacey, Dave Green, Hill & Weedon, Jenny Collier, Luke Graves and Sindhu V.

Venue: Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Pauls Road, London N1 2NA
Tube Station : Highbury & Islington

Tickets cost a mere £6 and you can book at the following number: 020 7704 2001 (answerphone)
For any further details you can visit www.amusedmoose.com/shows

Life’s Too Short Special Details and Images

March 20, 2013 |

Warwick Davis is set to return to our screens for a one-hour special of the sitcom Life’s Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

This one-off episode finds Warwick’s life running smoothly at the helm of Dwarves For Hire when his old friend Val Kilmer pays him a visit to brainstorm the idea of a Willow sequel, which ultimately comes at a cost. Now having to find money to fund the projhect, Warwick holds an investment seminar and manages to rope in none other than Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis and Shaun Williamson to put on a cabaret show, The All Star Funtime Roadshow, to tour the pubs and clubs. It looks like we’ll be witnessing a version of Family Fortunes like no other. With the helping hand of his accountant, spiritual leader and ex-wife, and old friends Ricky and Stephen, Warwick will be have the weight of the world on his shoulders as he has to juggle his agency clients, the roadshow and Val Kilmer’s vision of filming the highly anticipated Willow sequel.

The BBC have now released a series of exclusive images and the broadcast date has been confirmed for us by Cheggers Plays Pop himself: