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Details of the new sitcom, Vic and Bob’s House of Fools, starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have been unleashed on the ‘Be In The Audience’ section of the BBC’s website. Stars of highly popular shows such as Bang Bang, Catterick and of course, the beloved comedy panel show Shooting Stars, which was controversially booted from BBC 2 in 2011, the duo now reunite to provide an insight into their lives off the telly. (Note that this pilot show is being recorded on a not for broadcast basis).
Stewart Francis‘ rapid rise to fame owes to several factors. Being funny always helps and Stewart’s sense of humour is hard to rival on today’s comedy circuit but what really rocketed him to household name status was his arrival on these shores when the UK stand-up scene was experiencing something of a boom. Comedy venues were raking it in and shows like ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Mock the Week’ were bringing acts to the public eye that might have otherwise flown inconspicuously under the radar.
Now such a highly sought after act, we spoke to Stewart to find out where it all began. Unsurprisingly, he set foot in the entertainment world as a cartoonist but, after sending his cartoons out, he gave it up as a bad job as he couldn’t handle all the sadness of rejection in his life. This was the turning point when he realised it was time to fall back on plan B, stand-up, back in 1989, which is what he’s been doing ever since.
Following the hilarious first eight heats of The Amused Moose Laugh Off hosted by Ian Smith (BBC2′s Popatron) at The Albany’s Comedy Cellar, London, its time to head over to the Scotland final which will be held on Sunday 17 March at 7.15pm and hosted by Janey Godley.
This week Comedy Chords is proud to feature an all new podcast The Living Room Sessions, in association with The Stand Comedy Club, bringing you chat, reviews and discussions presented by three Stand regulars; Gus Lymburn, Gareth Waugh & Keir McAllister.
An A to Z of comedy’s top performers featuring the likes of Jo Caulfield, Jenny Éclair, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, Phill Jupitus and Stewart Lee willl all be gracing the same stage for a not-to-be-missed gala evening of comedy and music with Carol Grimes and Dorian Ford at the Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames on Sunday 12th May.
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…”