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ComCom Tony

8 Apr

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Tony Law headlines this month’s ComComedy Live Night  later this week.

The surrealistic stand-up is joined on the bill at the Shoreditch venue by Ben Target, Chris Betts, Rob Carter, Frost N Ireland, Carly Smallman and one of our favourite non-TVO acts, Nathanial Tapley.

It’s another jam packed line-up from ComComedy, who are known for putting on one hell of a good show, and the evening of entertainment begins at 7:30pm this Wednesday, 10th April at The Queen Of Hoxton on Curtain Road, Shoreditch.

Tickets are £8 on the door, on a measly £4 in advance – yes, really!  You can pick them up over yonder right now, so if you’re in the area, there’s no excuses!

For more info, visit the ComComedy website or the event’s Facebook page, and if you’re nowhere near Shoreditch but still need a fix of Tony Law, check out this list of his upcoming gigs this month, because that man is a bundle of energy trapped in a touring schedule, and we love him for it.

Fresh Wheatley Unearthed

8 Apr

© Rook Films / Big Talk / Studio Canal / Film 4

Hot on the heels of the Sightseers DVD and blu-ray release, as we all wait impatiently to see A Field In England, two new ways to catch a taste of Ben Wheatley’s directorial prowess have emerged, and they are as typically eclectic as you can expect from the reigning King of British Cinema.

If you have somehow managed to avoid the Go Compare ad’s – you know, the one’s with the really annoying opera singer? – then you really have been living under a rock.

Thankfully, Gio Compario has become far less irritating in the new advert, with the help of our very own Mr Wheatley.

Directed by Ben, the new 30 second advert shows the mascot presenting his colleagues with a brand new advertising idea.  Have a look at the results below…

This is obviously quite a far cry from Ben’s recent directoral roles, including his U is for Unearthed short in the 26-part anthology The ABC’s of Death. Made by Drafthouse Films – the same company that brought us Four Lions - the film shows 26 different ways it’s possible to die.

From the likely, to the fantastical, to the quite frankly absurd, using a real mash-up of styles and formats.  It’s definitely one for the horror fans amongst you, and TVO will be awaiting it’s UK cinema release on Friday, April 26th. You can see the trailer by clicking on the word Drafthouse, but be warned – it is definitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

If you’d rather hide behind the cushions in your own home, you can pre-order the DVD and Blu-ray from the TVO Amazon store, due for release June 3rd.

Ralfe Band & Kloot Come Home Together

8 Apr

© I Am Kloot

Last month we told you about an exciting live musical partnership in the form of Ralfe Band and I Am Kloot, who were touring Europe together during March. Well now those of us who live in Blighty can rejoice, as they’re touring together in the UK!

I Am Kloot have asked Ralfe Band to support them on their April UK tour , which will be taking in Sheffield, Birmingham, York, Middlesborough, Norwich, Oxford, Leicester, Holmfirth and Liverpool. Phew! For the dates in full and for further information about venues see Ralfe Band’s facebook page here.

If you’re still wondering why this particular musical pairing is worthy of note, please allow us to present you with two pieces of evidence: firstly, the wondrous first single Come On Go Wild from Ralfe Band’s new album Son be Wise (album out in June ). If you haven’t done so already (why ever not?) then take a listen here…

Then, there’s I Am Kloot’s new video for Some Better Day, featuring Montgomery Flange’s favourite actor – John Simm – which you can see below:

To stay on top of what’s next for both bands, why not follow them on twitter?  You can seek our Ralfe Band here and I Am Kloot there.

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