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Doug Segal is one of a new breed of entertainers known as mentalists. He gets compared to Derren Brown a lot but as well as boggling your mind, Doug also has a comedic element to the show which many people find makes it even more enjoyable.
His 2012 Show, How to Read Minds and Influence People, won many awards including Best Cabaret at Brighton Fringe and a Three Weeks Editors Award for being one of the ten best things (out of 2,700) at the Edinburgh Fringe and so I put it to him that his star was on the rise.
Today’s Green Room Podcast features Doc Brown talking about how he ended up walking down ‘Equality Street’ with Mr. David Brent. As always there be some more prank phone calls, with snippets of Tony Hendriks giving Barry Castagnola the big come on. Not only that by Tony gets a call too, from himself. Will he catch on that he is in fact talking to his double? Does that even make any sense at all? Stand-up comedy is provided by PHIL WALKER together with some music from PAUL THORNE, and GERRY K will be answering a few deep down and personal questions and playing ‘The Drunk Girl Game Show’.
London born Gina Yashere has had a very successful carreer in the UK. Having made many appearances on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, The Lenry Henry Show, and winning multiple awards over the years does make her a successful comic in anyones’ mind but her intense drive to take her career even further has paid off as she has further established herself in America. Having been in America for a number of years now, she became a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, made several appearances on Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien and even became the first British comedian to feature on the famous Def Comedy Jam.
Andrew Maxwell just returned from the Altitude festival, where some of the world’s best comedians take turns skiing, snowboarding, drinking and doing comedy shows. Andrew is the co-founder of the event, which takes place every year, and he has joined Comedy Chords for a quick chat.
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.
Ricky Grover is best known for playing Andrew Cotton in Eastenders but he is back to remind us that he is also one of the funniest and well respected acts in comedy with the launch of his new Comedy Shuffle club. In a nod to his East London roots his new club is in London’s only super casino in Stratford.
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.
Despite just being 24 years old, Joe Lycett has already been all over your TV. He has done Celebrity Juice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 cats and the BBC One show Epic Win. He has only been doing comedy for five years and success came quickly – within the first year, he won the Chortle Student Award in 2009 but Joe still doesn’t feel like he has come that far.
Damian Clark is an Australian stand-up comedian who supported Kevin Bridges on his latest tour. Damian prefers tea over coffee, brunettes over blondes (good choice, Dam-o!), summer over winter and he thinks that nothing beats a good night of relaxation on the couch. He’s an all-round good guy.