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Keith Chegwin broke into the entertainment business at a ripe young age as an actor in the Sixties swiftly going on to make quite the name for himself with appearances on the cult shows Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore. From there the larger than life presenter turned his hand to the role of roving reporter for the likes of The Big Breakfast and GMTV. He’s certainly earnt his status as a cult hero and as I chatted with him it was more than clear he is so appreciative of being considered as such. It was not surprising that Keith then went on to get an out of the blue phone call from Ricky Gervais to appear on the shows Extras and Life’s Too Short, as well as most recently competing in Dancing On Ice. Now Keith’s back with the “All Star Funtime Trio” for a Life’s Too Short Special where it appears we’ll be getting a ‘double’ helping of Keith Chegwin…
Les Dennis became a household name with his comedy impersonations and TV work on shows such as Russ Abbott’s Mad House and of course his 16 year stint presenting Family Fortunes. Whilst many thought the series Extras was his first real acting role this couldn’t be farther from the truth as he has spent many years slowly adding feathers to his acting cap, performing in television, theatre and musical theatre.
In 2001 the Chortle Awards was nothing but a big booze up in the bar of the Comedy Café and the winners got a piece of wood that Steve Bennett himself had nailed the Chortle logo to. In 2013, the press was lining up outside of the Café De Paris on Leicester Square to catch a glimpse of some of the many a-list celebrity guests that were all attending the now very classy event. Stewart Lee, Phil Nichol, Paul Sinha, Tony Law and Nick Helm were to be spotted in the crowd alongside very non-comedians Dappy, Helen Flanagan and Lee Ryan and Duncan James from the boyband Blue. It goes to show that the Chortle Awards is no longer just a piss-up in a bar – it’s a high profile, respected and established piss-up in a bar. Comedy Chords had a talk with the man behind Chortle.
We recently posted a video of Matt Lucas performing a rendition of his infamous Baked Potato song on the Alex Horne presents the Alex Horne Section show for BBC Radio 4. Mr. Horne has outdone himself yet again in the video below where he conducts jazz singer Lianne Carroll and The Horne Section with a table tennis bat and ball no less.
The is currently aired every Sunday with a plethora of top notch guests including Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Nick Mohammed, Doc Brown, Matt Lucas and Danny Baker. For anyone who’s missed any of the shows so far you can catch each and every one of them on the BBC iPlayer.
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.
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.
Last month we told you all about Mat Ricardo‘s London Varieties Show and how each and every one would be available to watch for free. The first show of the series featured Kev Orkian, John Archer, Andre Vincent and Craig the Incredible Hula Boy.
The next great lineup will be on the 28th of March at the Leicester Square Theatre with guests AL MURRAY in conversation for the podcast, THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE, PETE WARDELL and ELLIOT MASON. We’ll be heading over to the next show for a chat with Mat so watch this space for that one.
Tickets for the show are available here and we’ll leave you with the aforementioned first performance.
Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is an all new Radio 4 series starting tonight at 11 pm dissecting the current state of British feminism.
When asked her expections of the show Christie said “I like to imagine that couples will listen to it in bed and then split up over something I’ve said. Not really. I hope I bring people together, if anything…”
Alex Horne. noun
1. comedian, writer, gambler, birdwatcher, potential neologist and father.
You should already be well aware but for those who have been in a cave or other similar dwelling Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section is currently on Radio 4 every Sunday combining their magical blend of comedy, improvisation, storytelling and music. Guests include Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Nick Mohammed, Doc Brown and Danny Baker. For the final episode Matt Lucas put in an appearance to perform his “Shooting Stars” classic, Baked Potato. Here’s exclusive footage of his vegetable stomping rendition:
Should any of you have missed any of the shows they fear not as you can hear them all again over at the BBC iPlayer.