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2012 was certainly Felicity Ward’s year with her profoundly personal yet hilarious show The Hedgehog Dilemma which set both critics and audiences alight receiving a nomination, if not the award, at every major Australian festival.
Comedians Tim Strange and Luke Milford are currently putting the finishing touches to their unique brand of panel show which they intend to film with a view towards submitting it for TV pick up possibilities.
The panel show will be launched amidst this year’s Sunderland Comedy Festival, with the event held at the Arizona night club on July 7th from 4.30-5.30. Entry will cost punters the donation of their choice.
Hot on the trail of a recent red band trailer for upcoming comedy We’re The Millers starring Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Helms and Emma Roberts, Warner Bros. have released some brand new character posters. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball), the film follows a small-time drug dealer selling to the likes of chefs and soccer moms, but no kids – he still has his scruples.
ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA, the highly anticipated Brit comedy film set for release this August has received it’s first FULL LENGTH trailer via MSN UK.
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Many a Comedy Chord reader and many of our writers are budding comedians so, in the run up to the Edinburgh Fringe we shall be asking 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 words of wisdom here or something that convinces them that it’s by no means time to throw in the towel.
The second instalment of Learn Guitar with David Brent hit his YouTube channel today. His second multimedia lesson finds the ex-Office manager talking about dreams, reality and traveling as he guides us all through the tutotial for the song ‘Ooh La La.’
Some of the first people I ran into on the streets of Brighton capturing the attention of a small crowd near The Royal Pavillion were Bradley Hicks and Simon Stewart. Bradley’s album Candidates is due for release on Saturday 25th May before the start of a number of UK gigs. The album is not on national release but if you can make it to one of the live dates, you may be lucky enough to get your hands on a copy after the show and it’s worth it. Eleven tracks of acoustic beauty, it’s a heartfelt offering of soulful tunes with my favourites Baited Breath and 36/1 – a cautionary tale of gambling addiction and human mistakes. Although it is not just the lyrics that cut to the heart, Bradley’s signature fragile, raw tones mixed with quiet instrumental accompaniment make the lead vocal the star of the album as it should be. If ever there was a voice that deserved to be heard….it features heavily on this album. If you are a fan of unplugged simplicity without the accoutrements and set dressings to distract, give this a whirl.
Keep up to date with Bradley on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/bradleyhicksmusic
It was already a sold out charity show at the Bloomsbury Theatre featuring my all time favourite stand-up, Michael McIntyre. I was so lucky to get a ticket. I had begged for a ticket from anyone that I knew, in any and every charity that could help get me a ticket. Eventually, I heard there were a few standing room only tickets…boom! I was in like Flynn. We had to stand but it was worth it.
This Is Your Laugh comedy nights will be venturing up to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this year, going under the moniker of This Is Your Trial. The event organiser, David Allison, has so far planned five shows between the 5th and the 9th of August which will be staged at comedian Bob Slayer’s new Fringe venue, Bob’s Bookshop. The event is currently being financed by means of a Kickstarter crowdfunding page. and there are still a few days for you to help fund this great, unique comedy event so all help is more than worthwhile.