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Further to last week’s first and second quarter finals of the Amused Moose Laugh Off competition the preliminary heat winners have now been chosen for quarterfinal rounds three through seven in association with 2entertain.
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.
Further to the BBC’s announcement of Matt Lucas’ new silent comedy Show, Pompidou, they have today also announced another green light, this time welcoming Peter Kay to the channel with new sitcom Car Share to be filmed in the North West.
Matt Lucas has received the green light for what will be his first solo written series which will introduce some brand new characters whilst featuring guest appearances from som of the world’s top physical comedy performers. The BBC has commissioned a series of six thirty minute episosdes going by the name of Pompidou. If all goes to plan, we can expect to see the series towards the end of next year.
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.
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
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:
— Keith Chegwin (@thekeithchegwin) 20 de marzo de 2013
Given the UK’s affluent back catalogue of sketch comedies ranging from the great Monty Python through to Morecambe and Wise and, more recently, Little Britain it was only a question of time before someone decided it was time to rediscover said talent. Two such fellows, Adam Dahrouge and Ofer Yatziv, have done just that with London set to play host to the very first Sketchfest from May 24 to May 26, 2013.
Stewart Francis has been all over the news lately regarding a new sitcom he is writing so naturally this was out next question for him. He is quietly optimistic and can see it in his mind’s eye on the television. For him, the hardest task involves getting a production company into the picture simply given the sheer quantity of scripts they have to sift through before picking up the ones they think will be a hit although he does imply that some higher profile comedians can cut out the middleman.