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Kevin’s Busy Schedule

6 Apr

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We all know that Kevin Eldon is a busy man, with appearances on many TV and radio shows, but you can also see him live in a number of shows in the next couple of months.

On 17th April you can see him at Mostly Comedy at the Market Theatre in Hitchin, where he will be joined by Bec Hill and Doggett & Ephgrave. The show starts at 9.15pm, tickets are £10.45 and can be bought in advance here, where you can also get more information about the venue etc.

Stand up for Shelter is on 7th May at the Wyndham Theatre. It’s a special comedy night to raise money for the charity. As well as Mr Eldon the participants include Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Zoe Lyons, Sean Hughes and Miles Jupp. For tickets (from £15.00) and further information about the show and Shelter, click here.

We told you last week about Experiments at The Invisible Dot, a new night that “brings together a gaggle of established performers come together to joyously experiment”. Hot Brew are there on 13th April and Kevin Eldon on 18th May.

Tickets for each show cost £8 and the gigs start at 7pm. For more information and to book tickets visit The Invisible Dot’s website.

And if that isn’t enough opportunity to see Kevin Eldon live, he will be joining Shambles Presents: The Norwegians of Comedy at Aces & Eights Saloon Bar on 22/23 May, for two nights only. Lars and Martin will also be joined by  Tony Law, Paul Currie and a Special Guest Comedian.

Tickets are £8.00 (a bargain!) and the show starts at 7.30pm. More information can be found here.

TVO Radio

6 Apr
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A couple of TVO favourites have been on BBC Radio 4 this week.

First off, Katy Brand was a guest on The News Quiz on Friday, with Sandi Toksvig. The topical news quiz takes a satirical look at the latest news. You can catch-up on the show on BBC iPlayer.

On Saturday, Tony Law was a guest of Clive Anderson on Loose Ends, joining Jo Whiley, Paul McGann, Scarlet Page and Danny Wallace. You can also catch Loose Ends on BBC iPlayer,

Tony appears at 35 minutes, talking about his childhood in Canada and how he didn’t start his comedy career until he came to London.

The North East Jester

14 Mar

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Tony Law will be performing at Jesterval, a comedy festival taking place in Gateshead in June.

Jesterval will be staged at Baltic Square at Gateshead Quays, and will run from Friday 6th June through to Saturday 14th June. As well as stand up performances for the grown ups, the festival promises something for  kids too. To see the full line up click here.

Tony Law will be performing at 9.15pm on Tuesday 10th June, and tickets for his show cost £8. Tickets for all acts can be purchased here.

There are still a few performance slots waiting to be filled, so if we hear of any other TVO artists heading up to the north east to participate in the festival, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

 

ACMS Returns!

14 Feb

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The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, or ACMS, returns for a new run of shows at the Soho Theatre next month and Tony Law and Aisling Bea will be performing.

ACMS is a new material night for both established and newer acts and encourages comedians to try out their more experimental material. The result is one of the best and most fun comedy nights out there, so we strongly advise you try to get to one.

Hosted by non-traditional double act John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck, the guests vary with each show. On 10th March, Tony Law is among the acts (as is an apparently very special secret guest) and on 7th April, Aisling Bea will make an appearance. For full line-ups visit the ACMS website.

It will return to the Soho Theatre on March 10th and there will be a show about once a month until July. Tickets are £12.50 from here but a discount code (for £8.50 tickets) is sent to the mailing list which you can sign up for here.

The ‘rival’ show AACMS (The Alternative Alternative Comedy Memorial Society) will  be returning to the Good Ship in Kilburn on 17th March and tickets are a mere £4 from here.

Invisible Dot Round-Up!

14 Feb

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As more and more shows are getting announced  for King’s Cross venue, the Invisible Dot, more and more TVO names are being added to the bills. Here’s a round-up.

First off, this Sunday sees a band of established comedians coming together for an ‘anything goes’ new material night called Experiments. It’s hosted by Mike Wozniak (recently seen in Man Down), with guests Tony Law, Rachel Parris, James Acaster and a mystery special guest.  Tickets are a mere £8 and can be found here.

Next up is Pancake Day on March 4th – a comedy night where pancakes will be served! The line-up so far is Katy Wix, James Acaster and Henry Pertidis, with more to be announced. Tickets are £12 (including the all-important pancakes) and can be found here.

The Dot’s Saturday Night Show, ever increasing in popularity, has some stonking line-ups for the coming season, with the wonderful Kevin Eldon in two shows on March 8th. He’ll be appearing alongside Cardinal Burns, Alistair Green and Nathon Caton and guests for other dates include Bridget Christie, Will Adamsdale (who some of you may have seen as one of Jon Breeze’s Wellness Companions at Julian Barratt‘s latest Soho show), Simon Munnery and Josie Long. Tickets are £10, thisaway.

Finally, on 25th March, 22nd April and 27th May, Triceratops will return to the Invisible Dot. This is a night showcasing three masterful character comedians (and no dinosaurs) performing both collaboratively and solo. The three are our own fantastic Colin Hoult, the marvelous (and slightly terrifying) Adam Riches and a special guest. Tickets are £8, you know what to do.

Tony Law Joins Dilemma

10 Feb

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Tony Law will be one of the panelists on BBC Radio 4′s Dilemma tomorrow evening.

The panel show is hosted by Sue Perkins, who puts four guests through the moral and ethical wringer by posing a series of finely-balanced dilemmas and then cross-examining them on their answers.

This week Sue is joined by Tony and fellow comedian, Isy Suttie, who battle with problems about footballing allegiance and supermarket deliveries.

Radio 1′s Gemma Cairney and economist, journalist, and presenter, Tim Harford complete the line up.

The programme airs at 6.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) and will be available on iPlayer for 7 days after the broadcast.

Leicester Comedy Festival Countdown!

3 Feb

With just three days to go before the event kicks off, we thought we’d bring you the lowdown on the many TVO names that can be caught at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival this month.

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Having been oddly quiet of late, Colin Hoult is bringing two shows to the festival. First up is a work in progress show entitled Uninspiring People Inspiring People By Being Uninspiring, which was first seen last autumn at the Invisible Dot. With a more ‘stand-up-y’ approach than Colin’s ace character-filled shows – this one is well worth a watch. And talking of his character-filled shows, he’s taking Characthorse, his show from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, to the festival later in the month. This is a madcap adventure across the mythical town of Snottingham with a host of weird and wonderful characters and, we reckon, it’s a must-see.

Next up is a show from the fab Aisling Bea – presumably this will be her Edinburgh show C’est La Bea, fresh from it’s run at the Soho Theatre, but the website doesn’t specify.

For all you connoisseurs out there, Paul Foot will be performing a show he calls An Hour In February. Shedding no light at all on the matter, the show has this description:

No board games on this lawn, baybayyy! Face the frozen ships and dance while legless bar stools finally take their revenge. Even Auntie Eclair won’t talk and this town will never recover from the naked collage.

Paul will also be taking part in the Laughing Matters Fundraiser, along with Tony Law, and Harry Hill. Tony will also be doing an hour of new shouty bollocks, a Nonsense In Progress, on the same evening.

Another familiar face in Onion-land, Joey Page, will be making a couple of appearances at the festival. Towards the end of the month he’ll be performing his own show Golden Peacock Hour and, much sooner on the horizon, he’ll be making an appearance in Tom Stade And Co.

So, he’s a list of those shows in date order . They’ll all take pace at venues around Leicester and tickets and more information can be found by following the links:

7th Feb – Colin Hoult – Work In Progress
8th Feb – Tom Stade And Co. (with Joey Page)
12th Feb – Aisling Bea
17th-18th Feb – Paul Foot – An Hour In February
19th Feb – Tony Law – Nonsense In Progress
19th Feb – Laughing Matters Fundraiser (with Tony Law and Paul Foot)
21st Feb - Colin Hoult – Characthorse
23rd Feb – Joey Page – Golden Peacock Hour

TVO’s Review Of The Year 2013: Part Four

4 Jan

Hello and a warm welcome to the final part of our Review of 2013. Although October to December may feel like it only just happened, prepare to be amazed by how much you’ve forgotten. We were, but then we’re getting on a  bit.

So here are the best bits from the fourth quarter of the year – cherry-picked from news stories about both our regulars and a few new faces too. Enjoy.

OCTOBER

October was the month that Booshmania returned.  Just as the fantastic Behind the Boosh exhibition started its run at Proud Camden, showcasing the history of that most Mighty of comedic troops via the majesty of Dave Brown‘s photography, the boys were back in town.  Or rather, on the pier, as The Mighty Boosh went from the Soho Theatre to Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme in LA. A final (chaotic) UK warm-up show and a further run through at The Comedy Store, almost halted by a Visa saga, paved the way for a live performance that turned out to be one of the Festival’s highlights. Fan forums and social media platforms were buzzing with photos, footage and reviews of the show.

Another announcement that got us more than a bit over-excited in October was the news that Ben Wheatley is to direct the first 2 episodes of the next series of Doctor Who, starring the new Time Lord, Peter Capaldi. How good is that!?  We’re itching to see what happens when you combine one of the UK’s finest directors with its biggest export, now in the capable hands of an Oscar-winning acting legend to boot.  You can see the moment Capaldi became the Doctor in the 2013 Xmas special below…

More telly stuff, with the launch of Matt Berry’s new series, Toast Of London.  We’d been itching to see it since the pilot back in 2012, and it did not disappoint…

Elsewhere, Richard Ayoade established himself as a permanent fixture on prime time panel shows with a stint as team captain on Was It Something I Said? on Channel 4. Ayoade’s intellectual sparring with host David Mitchell certainly made our Sunday evenings feel a bit more highbrow!

What else?  Well, in movie news, there was an update on the cast for Paul King‘s long-awaited Paddington Bear feature film, which included mention of Rufus Jones and James Bachman. To end the month, TVO artists offered us a veritable smorgasbord of comedy options for Halloween night’s out, with special spooky performances from Colin Hoult and Richard Sandling.  And we were sad to lose the talented comedy actor Felix Dexter, who died at the too-young age of 52. He left behind an incredible legacy of great TV performances on shows like Bellamy’s PeopleAbsolutely Fabulous, The Fast ShowKnowing Me Knowing You… With Alan Partridge, Mongrels and Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round to name but a few. He will be much misse, and would typically hate all this fuss about him, so let’s remember him with one of his silliest moments – dancing for Sport Relief alongside Rhys Thomas and Lucy Montgomery.  What a dude.

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TVO’s Review Of The Year 2013: Part Three

3 Jan

If you’ve previously taken a mosey through Part One and Part Two of our Review of 2013, you’ll already be aware that it’s been a busy old year in Onion Land. July to September was no exception, with news, reviews, new shows and live performances from both our regulars and the new names on our roster.

So here are the best bits from the third quarter of the year – hand-picked from over 700 news stories across 2013, and jam-packed with forgotten treasures and instant classics alike. Enjoy.

JULY

The month began with the release of Dan Clark‘s debut album, Dan Clark & The Difficult Three, which had been funded via a successful Pledge Music campaign. Combining genuinely funny lyrics with proper tunes played by a bona fide band, the record offered fans of Clark’s musical comedy an opportunity to re-live some of his live show classics and enjoy some newer compositions. For a wee taster, here below is a live recording of ‘Don’t Kiss Me’ (and if you fancy buying a copy of the album, head on over here):

We also featured a series of introductions to the TVO-recommended artists you could see at 2013′s Edinburgh Fringe. We intentionally mixed up the folk who we already write about with the people who we define as “beyond the Onion”; those featured included Colin Hoult, Tony Law,  Paul FootSpank, Joey PageAisling Bea, Late Night Gimp Fight, Tim Fitzhigham, Jonny & The Baptists (+ Jonny Donahoe), Pete Heat and Glen Wool.

On 19th July the world of comedy sadly lost one of its pioneers, in the shape of Mel Smith. Whilst Smith’s contribution to modern comedy is undeniable, we can also claim a link between him and the TVO family, with Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthew’s first TV sketches being written for Alas, Smith And Jones. You can watch one of them below:

In terms of new TV and film projects, this month saw the release of Ben Wheatley‘s hotly-anticipated follow-up to Sightseers, the psychedelically historical A Field In England, which launched simultaneously in cinemas, on TV and on DVD on 5th July.

Filming also began on the second series of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, and the Marmite-like TV adaptation of Graham Linehan’s Count Arthur Strong also hit our screens. Chris O’Dowd continued with his world domination of the airwaves with a role in the part-improvised US sitcom Family Tree:

Finally, fans of The Mighty Boosh got all hot and bothered over Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt‘s first live performance together since 2010 when the pair performed at The Barbican at a concert to honour the musician, Beck. Expect a bit more of the Boosh boys down below (honestly not as rude as it sounds)…

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TVO’s Review Of The Year 2013: Part Two

2 Jan

Yesterday we brought you a round-up of the first quarter of 2013, as we’d probably forgotten half of it ourselves, let alone you lovely lot out there.  The second quarter provided loads more great things to celebrate, so we’ve been ploughing through TVO’s archives to pluck out the best bits from over 700 news stories across 2013. This second instalment of our round-up covers April-June, and is jam packed with forgotten treasures and instant classics alike.  Enjoy.

APRIL

April, or Ape-ril as it was renamed by the Sumatran Orangutan Society, began with a plea from TVO regulars Dave Brown and Tony Law to grow your beard as large as possible.  This was, of course, in aid of ape conservation: we are all 96.4% Orangutan after all…

The facial hair theme continued apace, with some of Onion Land’s most mighty beard-wearers being active this month.  First up, Paul Kaye hosted a short exhibition of his art, with TVO attended the star-studded press night to admire his work and have a quick chat to the man himself, though sadly his hectic schedule postponed our latest catch-up… we’re gonna get ya in the new year, mate! Kaye also became the latest big name to join the cast of hugely acclaimed fantasy show Game Of Thrones, as warrior Thoros of Myr.

He wasn’t the only one, either. Whilst the world got increasingly excited about his (then) forthcoming film A Field In EnglandBen Wheatley did the last thing critics expected, and made a string of commercials for Go Compare, further proving he works on his own terms ahead of one of the oddest films of 2013…

Another beardy Onion layer up to good things this month was Matt Berry, who was quietly preparing to unleash his new album, Kill The Wolf. May and June would see an awful lot of Berry activity, but April was no push-over, either.  First off, his radio series I, Regress… returned to the airwaves, and he went on to release the first snippet of his new album with a track called The Devil Inside Me

He wasn’t the only one returning, either. Rhys Thomas brought back his incredibly popular Radio 4 show Down The Line for a fifth run – the sixth if you include short-lived tv spin-off Bellamy’s People. Once again it featured Thomas’ fellow Fast Show veterans Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day and the late, great Felix Dexter. Also along for the ride were Look Around You star Robert Popper, Big Train(and It’s Kevin) actress Amelia Bullmore, Citizen Khanwriter Adil Ray, and another TVO regular (and Rhys’ wife), Lucy Montgomery.

Also back this month were Boosh veterans and indie-folk legends The Ralfe Band, who released the single Come On Go Wild from their new album, Son Be Wise, and toured as support to Manchester’s finest ever band, I Am Kloot.  A video for the single followed on 1st May, which can be seen below.

This month also saw us bid farewell to Life’s Too Short, which returned for a one-off special at Easter. Sadly lacking in Matt Holness magic (Matt was a regular in the show’s first and only series), it nevertheless found the time to bring back Colin Hoult as Warwick Davis‘ useless psychic, Brian. Also along for the ride were telly veterans, Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and Shaun Williamson, as well as former Batman star Val Kilmer. A fine send-off, then, for a show that ended way too soon.

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TVO’s Review Of The Year 2013: Part One

1 Jan

2013 has been a funny old year in Onion Land. We’ve seen our regulars scoop bucketloads of awards, from Best British Film at the Empire Awards to International Emmy Awards and everything in-between. Some names on our roster have reached new heights of success, becoming household names to people who have no idea of their cult origins. Others have just continued being quietly amazing, but all of them have been worthy of your attention.

As a result, we’ve been ploughing through the 12 months of TVO, to pluck out the best bits from over 700 news stories across 2013. This first instalment of our round-up covers January-March, and is jam packed with forgotten treasures and instant classics alike.  Enjoy.

JANUARY

The year began quietly, with the only key new show on the box being, on the surface, designed for kids. FIT was a sports-based sketch show on CBBC from the team behind Sorry, I’ve Got No Head, and featured TVO regulars Tony WayRufus Jones and Aisling Bea in its ensemble cast. For the most part, however, it was the involvement of Peter Serafinowicz - reprising his beloved cult character Brian Butterfield – which got everyone’s attention…

On the other end of the spectrum, Michael SmileyDan Tetsell and Simon Farnaby turned up in the very-much-for-grown-ups cyber-thiller Utopia on Channel 4. The show concerned itself with attempts to trace the only known copy of a graphic novel which left a trail of bloody carnage in its wake. With Four Lions star Adeel Akhtar part of its ensemble cast, as well as Kill List actor Neil Maskell as a creepy hitman, and The Thick Of It‘s Paul Higgins as a blackmailed civil servant, the show became an instant cult hit, and will be returning for a second series in 2014.

Closer to home, and the good folk of Onion Land seemed keen to dish out advice. Comedic agony aunt Rachel Stubbings was offering specially crafted miniature versions of herself for sale to anyone in need of a friendly ear. Or, to be more exact, a bit of unemotional plastic which happened to look a bit like her, in a variety of costumes. The Stubby Buddy was a quick sell out, though something tells me we won’t be seeing them in the shops next year…

Elsewhere, conceptual artist and Luxury Comedy star Kim Noble was offering handy tips on how to buy an oven

And as Bowie-fever gripped the world, James Cook released his own, haunting interpretation of Mr Jones’ classic track, Ashes To Ashes

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Warm Your Cockles At The Winter Weekender

29 Dec

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We’re big fans of the Phoenix pub in Cavendish Square, London. They host stinkingly good comedy nights and their bar staff are rather splendid too ;-). Well now they’re putting on a whole weekend of comedy for your delectation, in the form of The Phoenix Fringe Winter Weekender!

Running from Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February, the weekend promises a series of top drawer daytime and evening comedy gigs, with Tony Law performing at 7pm on Friday 31st, and Kevin Eldon at the 7pm show on Saturday 1st February.

To see the full list of performers and show times – and to book tickets click here. Ticket prices start from £8.80.

 

The Good Ship Tony Law

22 Dec
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TVO’s favourite abstract Canadian Tony Law will be appearing on 20th January at The Good Ship.

Billed as “A deeply hidden, powerfully meaningful act [who] has been traveling forth through historical empires, deep space and time zones to bring you a blistering set of shout-y nonsense.”

Please note that this is an 18+ only show. Tickets cost just £5/ £4 ADV and doors open at 6pm. You can purchase them here

Fans can click here to stay abreast of all of Tony Law’s upcoming gigs.

The Tony Law Tape

19 Dec

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A raw edit of an aborted radio pilot featuring Tony Law has emerged online.

Produced in collaboration with comic John Luke RobertsThe Tony Law Tape finds that giant, history-straddling legend of a man they call ToneZone deep in conversation with Roberts on his life, achievements and experiences.

Across thirty minutes, which were, according to Roberts, “turned down for broadcast on the grounds that it was, and I misquote, far too good”, topics include Genghis Khan, the milk of wolves, Roman society, the possibilities of Tony Town, horses in the past, and the ethics of rugby when it involves decapitation.  Standard.

You can hear the whole tape below, and don’t forget that Tony Law is currently mid-residency at the Soho Theatre, where he shall remain until mid-January.  For a full list of dates, go over there.

The Onion At The Dot

16 Dec

Earlier today, we announced Anna & Katy’s new show at The Invisible Dot, and now the venue has revealed yet more cracking line-ups for 2014 with many favourites of Onionland involved.

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Just announced is the Live at the Chapel season for the new year which presents bills of stand-up legends alongside the next generation of exciting names. The first of the shows is on January 18th with Kevin Eldon heading an ace bill with Cardinal Burns, among others. The next, on 1st February, is just as impressive with Paul Foot headlining and rapidly rising star Liam Williams among the support. The March show so far lacks a TVO name but should still be fab with Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Bridget Christie topping the bill.

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The shows aren’t yet on sale but they’ll appear on the Invisible Dot website at 2pm tomorrow. The shows take place at Islington’s stunning Union Chapel and will be priced at £18 (£16 concessions).

Can’t afford £18? Well, the Saturday Night Shows at the Invisible Dot’s own venue in Kings Cross may be more your thing at only £10 a ticket. These shows are taking place, you guessed it, every Saturday night – from January 11th to April 12th.  There are far too many great names on the bills to mention but they include Tony Law on February 1st, Aisling Bea on February 8th and Kevin Eldon on March 8th.

Full line-ups and tickets can be found over here.

And as we mentioned earlier today Anna Crilly and Katy Wix will be returning to the live circuit with shows there in March.  Already it seems 2014 will be the year of the Dot, and Invisible or not, you should try to see it!

Aisling In Soho

13 Dec

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Aisling Bea will be bringing her 2013 Edinburgh show C’Est La Bea to London in the new year.

The show, which was nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in the summer, will be hosted by one of our favourite venues in the capital, the legendary Soho Theatre, for six nights at the end of January.

Rave reviews have seen the former Dead Boss star and So You Think You’re Funny award winning stand-up gain a cult following, which continues to grow, so a week of shows should help cement her as one to watch in 2014.

Tickets for the run between Monday 27th January and Saturday 1st February, can be bought now from the Soho Theatre website.

Don’t forget that the venue is also hosting a residency for Tony Law all this month, which has been extended to January 11th, and tickets can be found over yonder.  They’re also hosting our good friends Late Night Gimp Fight until December 21st, so get on down if you can!

The Alternative Comedy Experience On DVD Now!

18 Nov

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Series One of The Alternative Comedy Experience - featuring a smattering of TVO regulars and wider universe friends – is now available on dvd.

The twelve part series, which aired on Comedy Central earlier this year, was curated by stand-up legend Stewart Lee, who is currently wowing audiences attending his residency at Leicester Square Theatre with his new material try-out show, Much A-Stew About Nothing ahead of the third series of his own Comedy Vehicle series on BBC2.

Filmed at The Stand, Edinburgh, Lee chose some of his favourite stand-ups on the circuit, including our very own Tony Law and Paul Foot, alongside a few names that have occasionally cropped up on our pages before now, such as Isy Suttie, Simon Munnery, David O’Doherty, Phil Nichol, Bridget Christie and Glenn Wool.

These are people whom the ever moral Lee, a cynical genius if ever we came across one, feels represent “the stand-ups other comedians slouch at the back of the room and cry with laughter at”.  He goes on to explain: “These are the kids that got thrown into the urinals at school. They are not fashion victims, presenters, broadsheet buzzwords, or industry players. They are the people who just had to be stand-ups.”

It’s a truly fantastic run of comedians in their prime, and with all twelve episodes spread across two discs, there’s also room for  a couple of uncut, full length performances and bonus interviews.  There’s even a full colour souvenir brochure thrown in for good measure.

You can own a copy for yourselves for just £12.78 now via The Velvet Onion Amazon UK Store.  You can see a preview from the dvd featuring Tony Law below.

Series 2 of The Alternative Comedy Experience was filmed this summer, again at The Stand, and will be broadcast in the new year.  Paul Foot and Tony Law returned, alongside Isy Suttie, Susan Calman, Simon Munnery and Henning Wehn, so stay tuned for transmission dates as soon as we have them.

Micks & Legend & Aisling Bea

17 Nov

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Every so often something manages to get past our eagle eyes and take us by surprise. This is one such time, and what has slipped under our radars is Aisling Bea‘s new radio series, Micks & Legends. We’re sorry.

The 4-part series on BBC Radio 4 offers comic modern rewordings of some of Ireland’s most popular folklore.

Written by and performed by Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram, the series presents an unconventional way of telling these well-known stories, involving a strange collection of  inappropriate modern-day metaphors.

Unfortunately the first two episodes of the series have already been and gone. However, episode 3, ‘Deirdre of Sorrows’, is available on iPlayer here for a further 3 days, and you can catch the final episode ,’Children of Lir’, on Radio 4 at 23.15 on 21st November.

Fans of Aisling’s comedy can also see her this Wednesday at Bar FM in London along with fellow TVO-connected artist Tony Law, plus Brian Gittins, Mike Wozniak and Mark Silcox. Tickets cost £8 and the doors open at 7.30pm; for more information about the show from Knock2bag and to buy tickets click here.

Thomas & Tony (A Tiny Bit)

5 Nov

Tony Law has contributed to an online video in honour of the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.

Sunday 27th October 2013 marked 99 years since Dylan Thomas’ birth, and also the start of year-long centenary celebrations. Dylan Thomas 100 has been set up as an emergent community of organisations, individuals and events who have come together in celebration of the poet.

For this particular project, people were invited to use their smartphones to record 6 seconds of themselves reading a line of Dylan Thomas’ ‘Poem on his Birthday‘. And one of the clips is from Tony Law! His appearance is a bit blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, but you can glimpse him at around 4’34″ in the film below:

You can find out more about Dylan Thomas 100, and get involved yourself, by visiting their website.

 

Tony Law Has News For You

2 Nov

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Tony Law appeared in last night’s Have I Got news For you on BBC2.

Law guested on Paul Merton’s team, while Max Keiser joined Ian Hislop and newsreader Kirsty Young hosted. This is the second time he’s appeared on the panel show (the first time being in 2012 – you can view a short clip from that one here).

Last night’s show, featuring a dollop of Law-infused oddness, is available to view on iPlayer for a further 6 days, and you can do so by clicking on this. Enjoy!

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