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Jimeoin Interview: “I could almost do an entire show on eyebrows.”

March 1, 2013 |

Jimeoin fans will be well aware of his particularly singular breed of comedy and unwonted skill for turning the seemingly mundane into something of a revelation. His uncanny with has thrust him into the limelight, making him the highly sought comedian he is today all around the world. Boasting a severely long list of TV credits you will more likely than not have seen him on the likes of Just For Laughs, Good News Week, Live at the Apollo and a plethora more. We don’t know how he managed to fit us in but he did and we had a good old chinwag with the chap… Read More

David Brent is Back For Some Comic Relief

February 28, 2013 |

David Brent will be back in March as Ricky Gervais has decided it’s time to revisit his first big comedy creation for this year’s Comic Relief.

With the first episode airing back in July, 2001, it been more than a decade since Gervais’ “The Office” first appeared on our screens. At long last a brand new trailer has been unleashed (after an Ali G style teaser yesterday) showing David Brent discussing his life since the show began. As was the case back then, he’s ‘adeptly’ combining his sales rep skills with those of a music mogul to comedic effect.

Fans of the ‘comedian, rapper and bloody good entertainer’ Doc Brown (also appearing in an episode of Derek) will enjoy his special guest appearance in the sketch here with Brent demoing his political reggae song ‘Equality Street’.

Gervais commented that Brent is has taken up “passing on his wisdom to younger would-be rock stars now and is living vicariously through a young performer, Dom Johnson.”

It’s been a long time coming but the Wernham–Hogg paper merchants middle-manager is back this Red Nose Day, Friday March 15.

Gervais’ is also hard at work filming for the new Muppets movie and in case any of you missed the video we posted up on our Choice Picks Playlist here he is with Pepe on the set of ‘The Muppets…Again!’

Patrick Monahan Interview – “As a kid I didn’t even know what a comedian was.”

February 26, 2013 |

Patrick Monahan prepares to embrace the UK with his all-new, aptly titled show ‘Shooting From The Lip!’

Following his massive sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Teesside’s favourite comedian returns from his icy cold spell performing in Norway to continue his latest tour of the UK. Outright winner of the ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ culminating in the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’, the ad-lib king also won the 2011 Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award whilst putting in an appearance in ‘The Wrestling’ winner of an Edinburgh 2011 Fringe First Award.

Patrick’s achievements also include Best Newcomer at the 2012 Loaded LAFTA Awards and he got downright sexy for Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC1 last March, dressing up as none other than Rihanna. He was also spotted on the goggle box on programmes such as ‘The Comedy Annual’ (ITV1), ‘Daybreak’ (ITV1), ‘Loose Women’ (ITV1), and ‘The Wright Stuff ‘ (C5).

As he prepares to set off on his latest tour whilst also managing to make time for the Ha Ha Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk (organised by fellow comedian Nick Banks and featuring a cracking lineup), we had a chat with him over a cherry bakewell. All aboard the hugging train… Read More

Tribes – How The Other Half Live

February 25, 2013 |

Tribes are back with a bang as the video for ‘How The Other Half Live’, the first single to be taken from their upcoming second album ‘Wish to Scream’, was unleashed last night. The new album hits stores May 20th and is already available to pre-order at iTunes  where you can also preview every single track.
You can also pre-order exclusive UK formats here.

Here’s the aforementioned brand new video. Let us know what you think of the new feel to the band. (Parental advisory)

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NewsLeak: Dave Storrey’s Oscar Winning Performance

February 25, 2013 | 2

In NewsLeak this week:

“Argo” took home the top prize as best picture at the Oscars Sunday night whilst Bruce Willis looks to be losing what little hair he still has over the less than promising reviews for ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’. If that’s not enough for you we’ve got some even more lifeless talent in the form of a certain young man’s inflatable lovers!

Also this week, all this freezing weather calls for a NewsLeak forecast just to make a refreshing change from having to plough through all those weather messages on Twitter.

It’s over to Dave Storrey in the NewsLeak studio: Read More

Zoe Lyons: “People are very quick to take offence on behalf of other people.”

February 20, 2013 |

Zoe Lyons made quite the name for herself back in 2004 winning the ‘Nivea Funny Women Award’ and making her way all the way to the the finals of Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny Award’. Since then there’s been no stopping her with television appearances on the likes of Mock The Week and Dave’s One Night Stand and she is now highly sought after both here and abroad. She’s taken to the tour bus again bringing her mixture of the absurd, satire and caustic one liners to a town near you with her Pop-Up Comic show. She won’t be changing the world anytime soon but has assured us that she’ll be asking vital questions such as Dog Prams: why?

Based on the last sentence alone we just had to take the opportunity to question her about the process of creating a solo show and dealing with comedy stereotypes. We also spoke about “offensive” jokes and of course Hitler the vegetarian: Read More


February 19, 2013 |

Lo and behold, sadly we have reached the climax of the latest series of zany audio raves from John Dredge and his heavily-coerced outfit made up of James Shakeshaft, Richard Cray, Greg Haiste, and Anna Emerson. What a ride it’s been with the podcast praised by the likes of the Radio Times (see above) and Chortle stating it’s what “Kenny Everett would be doing if he was alive today.”

There’s no time to fret though as they leave the building in fine style with the latest in extra-terrestrial specimens putting in a guest appearace and all this for the price of a single Green Shield stamp.

There’s also a suprise appearance from none other than David Lynch. (Oh, damn – I’ve just gone and spoilt it.)

Fear not though, this is by no means the end of John Dredge’s manic fifteen minute show. Word has it there’ll be more shennanigans in the very near future and we’ve still got series one to keep you going until then. Also, watch this space as we’ll be asking John just what’s in store right round the corner.

You can follow John on Twitter, Facebook and the 404 Funny website.

Hardeep Singh Kohli Talks Indian Takeaway

February 19, 2013 |

I caught up with broadcaster, writer and Celebrity Masterchef finalist Hardeep Singh Kohli to discuss Twitter, Scientology and, of course, his current tour, Indian Takeaway where he races against the clock to cook the audience an Indian meal before the best local takeaway delivers to the venue. I also took the opportunity to try and blog a free curry: Read More

Retweet After Me: No More Flogging a Dead Horse

February 18, 2013 |

Enough already with horsemeat and the Pope. This weekend we thought it best to take a total break from horses, the Pope as even Twitter is running out of material in those “fields”. Well…. almost. We’ve included on eabout a meteor and another about food ingredients but apart from we’ve gone out of our way to follow the completely random approach.

You can follow us on Twitter @comedychords which is the account we’ll be using to follow our followers to choose our favourite tweets each and every weekend.

Without further ado, here are tweets that made us smile the most this week. Followers are on the up so we’ve found a lot more worthy of inclusion.

Here’s who made us laugh in 140 characters or less this weekend:




Mat Ricardo’s London Varieties – 28th Feb 2013 (and last Thursday of every month)

February 14, 2013 |

Mat Ricardo, award-winning juggler, authentic vaudeville performer extraordinaire is one of the most sought after comedy variety performers on the circuit. Such high demand is by and large thanks to unique modern take with which he approaches the grand scheme of things. You will soon all be able to experience this singular show first-hand with his show ‘Mat Ricardo’s London Varieties’ bringing the world’s greatest variety and circus stars to London’s Leicester Square theatre. Read More