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A few days ago we showed you the latest trailer for Sightseers director Ben Wheatley’s new film A Field in England.
We also mentioned that the film is getting a multi-platform release on Friday July 5th, so in the UK you will be able to watch it at the cinema, on DVD/Blu-ray, on VoD services or on television (film 4).
The latest news is that the film is now available to pre-order from the TVO store on Blu-ray and DVD – with lot’s of extras.
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Katy Brand is up to 75% in her quest to publish her first book Brenda Monk is Funny.
Katy is hoping to publish her book using Unbound, where authors can pitch their books and the public decide if they like the idea and fund the book. All funders get their name in all editions of the book and access to Katy’s authors shed on the site.
If any book is not funded all funders get a 100% refund, so there is no risk and you are helping someone achieve something they wouldn’t be able to do without your support.
Depending on how generous you are feeling you can pledge anything from £10 to £2500! There are loads of great incentives including tickets to the launch party or launch lunch, a curry and comedy evening and for those who are particularly generous, a chance to be a character in the book!
So why not pop over to the Unbound site and pledge a little (or a lot), to enable us to read all about Brenda Monk!
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Dee Plume is a busy lady with a new website, new Psycho Delia gigs and new interviews!
The singer has launched a brand new website to keep fans informed about her upcoming live shows, stills from forthcoming videos as well as other bits and bobs. If you are curious to see what’s to come for Psycho Delia or just want to revisit some old classics, head on over to check it out.
Impatient fans are in luck, as Plume is set to perform various gigs over the coming weeks. She will take the stage at the Alley Cat bar in London tomorrow, Thursday 23rd May , as part of Tiger Tails. It’s a night that promises “rip-roaring girl fronted action” from Iraq, Jettyson and the one and only Psycho Delia. You can find more information about the night on Psycho Delia’s official Facebook.
Don’t forget that Plume will be performing at Tatty Devine’s Brick Lane store on Sunday 26th May which you can read about in our earlier post and will also be doing an acoustic set at the Camden Rocks festival on 1st June.
Furthermore, you can get another dose of Dee as she spoke to The F-Word about the difference between Robots in Disguise and Psycho Delia, the upcoming collaboration with the Peruvian artist Maricarmen Felices, and her various song writing inspirations.
As if all of this isn’t enough, you can now feast your eyes and ears on a live performance of the new single 2 Degrees of Separation. The performance is featured on BalconyTV and includes a short interview afterwards. Find out what her pimped out guitar is all about over yonder or watch it below, and then give it some love!
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Kevin Eldon is to appear at a charity fundraiser in the name of arts for all.
The Arts Emergency Service was set up by comedian Josie Long and campaigner Neil Griffiths. The organisation is working to keep subjects in the Arts and Humanities accessible to everyone who wants to study them regardless of the barriers and perceived barriers.
To highlight their work and to raise funds, they are having a huge night of comedy, live art and music at the Hackney Empire on Thursday 20th June at 8pm.
Among those appearing are Kevin Eldon Josie Long, Mark Watson, Jake and Dinos Chapman (the world-famous artists), Tim Key, Isy Suttie, Kate Tempest, Robin Ince, Jo Neary, The British Humanist Association Choir, Brigitte Aphrodite and the VOBs, Horrible Histories‘ writer Greg Jenner and Author of Submarine Joe Dunthorne.
Tickets cost £ 20 (£ 10 students).
If you can’t wait until June to hear Kevin Eldon, he was a guest on Just a Minute last Monday, you can catch the show on BBC iPlayer.
Arnab Chanda takes a break from comedy writing with a poignant short on tennis, success fantasy and his relationship with an inanimate object known as The Tennis Wall. We think you’ll enjoy this intimate moment of self-reflection.
Abusive illustrator Mr Bingo will be talking at an event next Thursday 30th May – and you can be there too!
He’s be one of two guest speakers at Dev.Ocean (which claims to be a “Berkshire and Surrey Digital Event”). The other guest speaker is Ben Everard, a freelance web developer.
Rawnet are hosting the event at their digital studio in Ascot. What’s more, they’ll be providing pizza and beer for the evening. Hurrah! It starts at 7pm, with the first half an hour allocated to networking, followed by the two guest speakers and a Q&A afterwards. The evening should end at around 10pm.
The event is free; for more information and to register click here.
Everyone’s favourite nonsensical duo Oram & Meeten have joined the line-up for this weekend’s Knock2Bag live show.
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The event on Saturday evening was already looking incredibly sweet thanks to the presence of Colin Hoult, Brett Domino, Nick Mohammed, Totally Tom and MC Mark Smith, so the addition of Steve Oram and Tom Meeten is the cherry on top of a particularly creamy sponge cake of comedy delights.
Early bird tickets for the show at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, are on sale now for just £6 over yonder, and with an afterparty to follow, it promises to be a corking night, so get on down there!
For more chances to see Colin Hoult live, visit this earlier peeling, and Oram & Meeten’s Club Fantastico returns in July.
The wonderful Dave McNeill has created another video from the genius mind of Marek Larwood.
Larwood, best known as one third of sketch troope We Are Klang, has invented a brand new game, Outdoor Darts – and has set two seasoned pros onto the task of launching it.
Tubby ham guzzler Martin Van Meat, who looks suspiciously like Marek with a cushion up his jumper, squares up to immortal internet lover The Magician, who looks rather like our man Dave, with some interesting results, which you can see below.
For more silliness from Marek and his cohorts, including McNeill, check out his youtube page over yonder.
Katy Wix and Tony Law are guests on Alex Horne’s new topical podcast, Alex Horne Breaks The News.
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The audio series produced by freeview comedy channel Dave, is a ridiculous look at current news stories, with musical numbers and silly moments galore. Each weekly show sees Alex joined by two comedians and a specialist on the week’s main news story, for some intense chatter.
Launched last month, the six episodes so far have featured the likes of Miles Jupp, Dan Antopolowski and Ray Peacock amongst others. Tony Law guested on episode four, and Katy Wix on episode six, both of which can be downloaded for free via this handy link to iTunes, whilst the first four are also available to download via Dave’s website.
The official trailer for A Field In England is now live, and can be seen below.
If you need any further explanation, know that this is the fourth film from Ben Wheatley, the director of Sightseers, Kill List and Down Terrace. And if that’s not reason enough to be itching to see the results, then how’s about that cast list?
Michael Smiley, Peter Ferdinando, Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Richard Glover and Ryan Pope, in a field spiraling into what appears to be mushroom induced madness. How can it possibly go wrong?
A new poster for the film has also just been released, which includes a quote from Nicolas Roeg. It was designed by Luke Insect and Kenn Goodall at Twins of Evil (who also created designwork for Sightseers), and limited screenprints will be available soon – we’ll let you know when! To see the new poster click here.
A Field In England is released in UK cinemas, on dvd, blu-ray and video on demand, and airs on Film4′s television channel all on the same day – July 5th. For more details, visit this earlier peeling.
As all good Noel Fielding fans know, today is his 40th birthday. To mark this auspicious occasion we bring you Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Noel, in which he discusses what this landmark birthday means to him.
A few weeks ago, we asked you all to submit your questions for Noel, about the future of the Boosh, Luxury Comedy, and whatever else you wanted to know. There were so many questions, Noel very kindly spent two hours pouring through them all, so we’ve ended up with our most in-depth interview yet.
Four – yes four - further parts of the interview will follow over the next few weeks (we thought it might be a bit too much to cope with in one go!). We’ll be covering everything from his predilection for cross-dressing to meditating with Russell Brand, with plenty of exclusives in between.
If you’d like to know how the questions that you submitted were used please see the small print below.
In the meantime, we’d like to wish Noel a very happy birthday and offer heartfelt thanks to him for taking the time to chat to us. We hope you enjoy the video below – and look out for Part 2 coming to TVO soon!
The small print:
Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for the interview; we know you’ll be keen to see if Noel answer yours. We printed out your questions and corresponding names, which were read through by Noel – so he saw them! We tried to include as many of them as we could in the interview itself, but the nature of the conversation made it difficult to stick to a strict approach of question/answer, question/answer, etc. Noel sometimes answered an entire page of questions with a single answer, which meant we couldn’t then go back and ask the questions individually again. We therefore tried to strike a balance between asking as many of your questions as possible and producing an interesting, insightful interview. It just so happens that this week’s video doesn’t include many of the questions that were submitted, but future instalments will contain more. We hope you like the results, and apologies if you’re disappointed that your question isn’t used or your name referenced. Unfortunately, it was impossible to include everything. Thanks again for your support x
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Paul Foot has received another comedy award from the good people of Australia!
Last week it was announced that Paul had been awarded ‘Best of Fest (International)’ at the Sydney Comedy Festival; this week he has picked up ‘Best International Act’ at the 3013 Perth International Comedy Festival.
Paul was up against stiff competition from Craig Hill, Jimmy McGhie and Stephen K Amos. To see the full list of Festival nominees and winners click here.
Paul’s recent successes down under has prompted the Guardian to cover his comedy achievements on their hallowed pages. Not one to be impressed, Paul responded by noting that, “…the Guardian have dubbed me as an ‘emerging talent’, which is quite a relief having been a stand-up comedian across three decades.”
To find out when you can see this up-and-coming comedian, Paul Foot, visit his website for details of his Edinburgh show run and Autumn UK tour.
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Londoners have a chance to see Rachel Stubbings on a top notch bill tomorrow for a measly £2. And if you happen to be an animal, you may enjoy it even more…
Rachel and her cohorts have realised that, whilst there’s loads of comedy about animals, no-one is currently targeting the animal market directly. Sounds like she and her cohort Jess Foteskew, are onto something there!
Holding out their hands with the duo towards any rogue paws, flippers or aroliums in the vicinity will be Nathan Dean Williams, Luke Benson and two faces you may recognise from the tellybox: recent Russell Howard’s Good News guest stand-up Lou Sanders, and Sara Pascoe of The Thick Of It, 2012 and Being Human fame.
The evening of Orwellian comedy takes place at The Miller on Snowsfields Road in the Southwark area (5 minutes walk from London Bridge Underground Station), and tickets can be picked up for £2 now via wegottickets.
If you’d prefer, you can buy ‘em on the door, and for more info, including questions like “Do you know what Japanese bees do to hornets?”, visit the event’s Facebook page!
No, Joey Page hasn’t been incarcerated – but he is performing a free gig on Wednesday!
You can see Joey for no money whatsoever this Wednesday 22nd May at the Comedy Cafe in East London. Joey will be performing as one of eight fresh, new acts. Doors open at 7am and the show starts at 8pm. For more information visit the Comedy Cafe website.
As Joey tweeted yesterday: “I’m doing a gig at the comedy cafe on weds for free, in front of v important people. please tell me you can come.” So why not give him your support and catch yourself some wonderfully off-kilter whimsy while you’re at it – without having to splash any cash!
Simon Farnaby made a guest appearance on the latest episode of the Lee Mack comedy Not Going Out. He had a major role in the episode as an old flame of Lucy, who is Lee’s landlady and the object of his affections.
Katy Wix also stars in the series as Daisy, the girlfriend of Tim, who is Lucy’s brother and Lee’s best friend.
If you missed the episode, or any other episodes in the series you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.
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Fans of unhinged character-based comedy can rest easy, with the announcement of more live shows from the man with multiple personalities in his mind, Colin Hoult.
Colin will be performing his Characthorse show on 28th May at the iconic Hen & Chickens in Islington London. The show starts at 9.30pm and tickets cost £7.45. You can also see him perform at the same venue on 20th July and 27th July. For more information and to purchase tickets for any of the three Hen & Chickens dates click here.
You can also catch him as part of the bill at The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society at Soho Theatre on 3rd June. The show starts at 8pm (doors 7.30pm) and tickets are £12.50. The bill includes some stonking acts, so for more information and to purchase tickets take a look at this.
If that little lot isn’t enough for you, Colin is also at The Invisible Dot on 12th June, as part of a line up with Claudia O’Doherty. The BBQ Preview Show offers two Edinburgh Fringe preview shows with a BBQ inbetween. Sounds perfect! For more information and tickets visit The Invisible Dot’s website.
Given the prevalence of Colin’s live shows, we recommend you stay peeling to find out when you next see him perform!
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Man of the moment Chris O’Dowd stopped by the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show to talk about his new projects, the 3-D movie Epic, and his HBO series Family Tree (pictured left with Nina Conti).
Chris O’Dowd knows how to tell a story, and last night was no exception. Always amiable and engaging, he delighted the audience with his amusing adventures.
Not to worry if you missed it, you can watch the clip and get your grin on when you watch the delightful Mr. O’Dowd here.
Epic is released in theatres on May 24, and Family Tree airs on HBO Sundays at 10:30 pm.
Calling all Matt Berry music fans! Matt’s new album Kill the Wolf is set for release on June 17 2013. Eager Berry Peelers can also get a sneak peak with this newly-released ”Making of” video:
If you missed the chance to see him play live with Matt and the Maypoles May 12 -18, you can always read TVO’s interview from last week ( and if you’re really focused on the prize you can double-dose with our editor, Paul Holmes’ review of his Manchester show on Music News!)
Pick up a copy of his Limited Edition EP CD, and pre-order the album from iTunes or Amazon.
And once you’ve got that sorted, sit back and enjoy when Matt tells you to Folk Off with a rundown of his Top 10 Folk Songs:
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Applications for audience tickets for the filming of the forthcoming IT Crowd special finale are now open!
Tickets are free, and SRO Audiences are running the audience selection process. The filming of the show will take place on Saturday 8th June 2013 at Elstree Studios, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1JG; doors open at 6.45pm. Please note that the minimum age for attending the filming is 16 years.
To apply for tickets (max of 4 per person) visit SRO Audiences here. Be aware that, sadly, applying for tickets doesn’t guarantee you get them.
When we asked you to submit questions for our interview with Noel Fielding we were blown away by the scope, scale and creativity of what you wanted to ask him. Amazing stuff.
So while we continue to busy ourselves editing the footage, we thought you might appreciate a little taster of what went on…
By the time we’ve finished we hope to have more than one short film to share with you. Look out for the first instalment next Tuesday!