Billy Connolly’s “You Asked For It” – Out 14th November 2011

Billy Connolly has been on TV screens throughout October with his Route 66 adventures on the United States’ tourist trail. Now he is releasing a greatest hits DVD “You Asked For It” featuring highlights from all his live shows from the “wee jobbie” to the time he visited aristocrats in Yorkshire. All of Connolly’s hairstyles … Read more Billy Connolly’s “You Asked For It” – Out 14th November 2011

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Killing Bill Gates

Formed in late 2009, Mechanical Tiger is a small production company consisting of a team of eight people. They have made two short films with two more currently in production. Killing Bill Gates will be the first theatrical production for Mechanical Tiger: “Four charity workers are caught up in a frantic and fanciful quest to … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Killing Bill Gates

“Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson” Tuesday 5th July 2011, 10pm

If you’re getting warmed up for the Edinburgh Festival this summer, “Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson” is the perfect introduction into the unpredictable world of improvised comedy. Use green screen technology, the stars of TV stand-up take to the stage and mime objects which are then inserted into the audience’s view by the studio staff. … Read more “Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson” Tuesday 5th July 2011, 10pm

PBH Free Fringe Edinburgh 2011: Who Is Jean? – “Go the Distance”

Who is Jean? are a comedy collective from Edinburgh and they are bringing their rave reviewed performances to PBH’s Free Fringe in the city this summer. “Join three of the world’s most prestigious athletes in the most challenging long-distance race of their lives as they fight tooth and limb to win the prize. They’ll be … Read more PBH Free Fringe Edinburgh 2011: Who Is Jean? – “Go the Distance”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Happier Maché”

Peeling PVA will present Happier Maché at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. The comedy troupe consists of the original three founders plus Liam McDonnell and Anna Cory – a comedienne who will also be performing with Fresh Bread this year. The Peeling PVA Company started in 2008 in York. Of the three original founders, John Rushton and … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “Happier Maché”

PBH Free Fringe 2011: “Johnny’ Favourite Show”

The PBH Free Fringe is a great supplement to the big shows of the Edinburgh Festival. Pop in to see some up and coming acts – free of charge – in between the big names and expensive productions. The Fresh Bread comedy troupe will be presenting “Johnny’s Favourite Show”. “Putting the “party” back in “search party”. … Read more PBH Free Fringe 2011: “Johnny’ Favourite Show”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Nothing 2 Show

WatchThis is the Birmingham University Guild of Students’ Society for Original Theatre. The group produces original and experimental theatre – including brand new plays written by students, improvisation workshops and shows. WatchThis is well known for its 48 hour shows, in which the cast have 10 days to learn their lines and just one weekend … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: Nothing 2 Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: The Improveteers

  Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 will see hundreds of improvisation troupes take to venues around the city and provide truly original stand-up comedy for crowds of tourists. Improvisation is a great opportunity to see guaranteed fresh performances as well as supporting up and coming acts. These comedians from Stirling University will be taking to the … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: The Improveteers

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Edinburgh Revue Show”

The Edinburgh Revue is the University of Edinburgh Comedy Society and the students will be performing “The Edinburgh Revue show” from 6th August 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Check out the video above for a sample of their work: “The Edinburgh Revue brings you the very best of homegrown Edinburgh student comedy. From Monday … Read more Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011: “The Edinburgh Revue Show”

UK TV: Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford

Northern British comic Jason Manford hits UK TV screens on the evening of Friday, 14th January 2011, with the first show in the new prime-time ITV1 series of Comedy Rocks. The show, hosted by Manford, which features stand-up comedy routines and live music, welcomes British comedians Mickey Flanagan and Russell Kane as well as Australian … Read more UK TV: Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford

US: Interview with Comedian Dean Obeidallah

As the 7th New York Arab-American Comedy Festival draws to a close, The Global Herald caught up with its co-founder and producer, Dean Obeidallah. Here, the comedian describes his work in the United States and the Middle East, as well as what it means to be Arab in post-9/11 America. How did the New York … Read more US: Interview with Comedian Dean Obeidallah

Entertainment: Russell Brand Engaged to Katy Perry, Publicist Confirms

Controversial British comedian Russell Brand, 34, and US-born singer Katy Perry, 25, got engaged on New Year’s Eve according to Brand’s publicist. Brand and Perry had managed to keep many details of their relationship private to date, though Perry did speak of their relationship in an interview with BBC’s Radio One in November 2009. Russell … Read more Entertainment: Russell Brand Engaged to Katy Perry, Publicist Confirms