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Jordan Brookes’ Body of Work at Soho Theatre

9th November 2017

Jordan Brookes’ “must-see” Edinburgh Award-nominated show comes to Soho Theatre from tonight.

Body of Work opened in a small, free venue at Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to a late-night slot at the Pleasance Courtyard for the final two weeks. The show garnered rave reviews and capacity crowds along with a best comedy show nomination.

This is Jordan’s third solo hour of high-wire stand-up, magnetic physicality and absurdism. It follows 2016’s underground hit, The Making Of, and debut show Adventures in Limited Space, which earned him a Chortle Award nomination for best newcomer.

He featured in the Guardian this week.

9–11, 14–16, 20–25 November, 10pm, Soho Upstairs

Have I Got News For You returns

3rd October 2017

Paul Merton is back on BBC1 this Friday as Have I Got News For You returns for its 54th series.

Paul is one of the original team captains for the BAFTA-winning topical news quiz, which first aired in 1990.

Alexander Armstrong hosts the first episode.

Double win for The Travelling Sisters at Melbourne Fringe

2nd October 2017

The Travelling Sisters are celebrating after scooping two awards on Saturday.

The sketch trio collected Best Comedy Show and The New Zealand Tour Ready Award at Melbourne Fringe, where they debuted new show NOO SHO.

They said: “We are so bloody happy to have won the awards… at Melbourne Fringe! Is this real life? Thank you Melbourne Fringe, we love you!”

The double win follows their best newcomer nomination at Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier this year.

Look out for The Travelling Sisters’ UK return in 2018…

Yuriko Kotani joins MWAM

29th September 2017

We’re excited to announce our latest signing: Yuriko Kotani.

Yuriko is a UK-based Japanese comedian, who began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out and won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award in 2015.

Following a successful work-in-progress run at Edinburgh Fringe in August, Yuriko is performing Green in English, Blue in Japanese at the Museum of Comedy on Friday 6 October and makes her solo hour debut next year.

Julian Clary selected for World Book Day 2018

29th September 2017

Julian Clary joins a stellar line-up of authors representing World Book Day 2018.

Following the huge success of his children’s series, The Bolds, Julian has written a special story about his much-loved hyena family, which sees them move across the ocean from African safari park to England.

The Bolds’ Great Adventure is one of the 11 official World Book Day titles available from late February, when children in the UK and Ireland will be given a £1 token to claim their chosen book.

To mark today’s launch, readers are taking part in a game on Twitter called #ShareAStoryIn10. Julian will be reading some of the day’s stories in a livestream at 4pm, with collaborator David Roberts illustrating.

World Book Day, which aims to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure, takes place on 1 March 2018 with various events leading up to the big day.

Reginald D Hunter extends UK tour

28th September 2017

Reginald D Hunter has extended his critically acclaimed UK tour due to popular demand.

Reginald returned with his new hour, Some People v Reginald D Hunter, earlier this year, performing 40 dates around the UK before a full run at Edinburgh Fringe. He is about to take the show to Ireland.

The extra dates kick off in Evesham on 10 February, finishing in Northampton on 10 March.

Chris Kent UK tour dates

25th September 2017

Chris Kent is co-headlining a string of dates around the UK with fellow Cork comedian Andrew Ryan.

The Fully Corked Tour begins in Liverpool on Wednesday and runs into 2018.

Chris recently returned from a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe.

Jordan Brookes announces 12-night Soho run

19th September 2017

Jordan Brookes brings his “must see” Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show, Body of Work, to Soho Theatre in November.

The 12-night London run follows an incredible Edinburgh Fringe, which saw glowing reviews (“A startlingly talented comedian”, The Scotsman; “One of the must-see shows of the Fringe”, Chortle), capacity crowds and a transfer to the Pleasance Courtyard along with the Best Comedy Show nomination.

This is Jordan’s third solo hour, the successor to 2016 underground hit The Making Of.

Eleanor Tiernan in Sunday Times top 10

11th September 2017

Eleanor Tiernan is one of The Sunday Times’ top 10 new female comedians.

Described as “a drolly savage Irish comic”, the broadsheet also praised her show People Pleaser for its “nice, daft surrealism” in its culture section yesterday.

Eleanor has really established herself on the UK circuit since relocating from Ireland two years ago.

She recently returned from a full run at Edinburgh Fringe and is about to begin filming for an upcoming BBC project.

Jordan Brookes Edinburgh Comedy Awards nomination

23rd August 2017

Jordan Brookes’ “must-see” show has been shortlisted for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Body of Work is nominated for Best Comedy Show following rave reviews including from The Scotsman (“A startlingly talented comedian”) and Chortle (“One of the must-see shows of the Fringe”).

Jordan’s third consecutive hour, which follows last year’s word-of-mouth hit, The Making Of, runs until Monday 28 August at the Pleasance Bunker One.

The awards are announced on Saturday.

Katy Brand returns to Soho Theatre

21st August 2017

Katy Brand is taking her new stand-up and storytelling hour, I Could’ve Been An Astronaut, to Soho Theatre after her month at Edinburgh Fringe.

The show, which explores Katy’s amateur and somewhat improbable love of astronomy and her crapness at maths, is the follow-up to last year’s hit, I Was a Teenage Christian.

The five-night run opens on Tuesday 19 September.

Jordan Brookes transfers to the Pleasance

15th August 2017

Jordan Brookes’ Edinburgh Fringe show moves to The Pleasance tonight after a run of sold-out dates and four-star reviews.

Body of Work, the follow-up to last year’s word-of-mouth hit, The Making Of, is another innovative hour from the comedian, writer and actor known for his uncomfortable physical contortions, extended tangents and daft faces.

The show delves into grief, memory, narcissism, our busy minds, and the very human need to create meaningful endings for the things we love in a genuine tribute to his late nan.

“A startlingly talented comedian”
★★★★ The Scotsman

“Impossibly captivating”
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“A magnetic display”
★★★★ Fest

Until Monday 28 August at The Pleasance Bunker One.

Our clients in Edinburgh: Jordan Brookes

1st August 2017

In August 2015, Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her.

That can’t be the whole thing can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not.

This is Jordan’s third consecutive Edinburgh show, the follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed The Making Of.

*Jordan transfers to The Pleasance Bunker One from Tuesday 15 August. Tickets here.*
(Updated 14.08.17)

Our clients in Edinburgh: Chris Kent

1st August 2017

Returning with his charming and surreal style and a new perspective on life, Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his fifth solo show, Moving On.

Having moved to the UK and recently become a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever…

Our clients in Edinburgh: Eleanor Tiernan

1st August 2017

A stranger asks a small favour. It seems so mean to refuse. But every action has its consequences. And when it’s too late, it’s too late.

Compulsive Irish over-thinker Eleanor Tiernan is back at the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show. As seen on Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience and Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTÉ.

Our clients in Edinburgh: Katy Brand

1st August 2017

Ever wished you could start life again on a new planet? Or wondered what you’re doing right now in a parallel universe? How have your choices affected who and what you have become? Can you change them? The possibilities are endless once you get to grips with the mind-bending realities of space: time travel, worm holes and dark matter.

Katy Brand explores her amateur and somewhat improbable love of astronomy and her crapness at maths in this follow-up to last year’s hit show I Was a Teenage Christian.

Our clients in Edinburgh: Reginald D Hunter

1st August 2017

Following his 40-date UK tour, Reginald D Hunter returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated new show.

Reg has been in the UK for two decades, and in that time he has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality.

His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on, even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs. This searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations.

While in Edinburgh, Reg will also be performing at Audible Presents and will take part in a discussion with Tanya Landman at the book festival.

Adrian Gray joins MWAM

18th July 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our latest signing: Adrian Gray.

Adrian is an emerging writer and performer, who was vice-president of The Cambridge Footlights in 2015.

He’s currently working on the next episode of his online series about millennials.

MWAM at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

14th July 2017

Reginald D Hunter, Katy Brand, Jordan Brookes, Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are taking new shows to the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Reginald is currently on a UK tour with Some People v Reginald D Hunter and plays The Assembly Hall in August.

Katy returns with more autobiographical storytelling in I Could’ve Been An Astronaut, the follow-up to last year’s sell-out show, I Was A Teenage Christian.

Jordan brings Body of Work, his third consecutive hour after 2016’s critically acclaimed The Making Of.

Eleanor and Chris, who both took a break last year and doubled at Camden Fringe, make a welcome return with People Pleaser and Moving On.

Also appearing in Edinburgh: Paul Merton will guest on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute while Julian Clary discusses The Bolds on Holiday, the third instalment of his children’s series, at the International Book Festival.

Julian Clary publishes The Bolds 3 paperback

13th July 2017

Julian Clary’s third children’s book, The Bolds on Holiday, is now available in paperback following its hardback release in February.

Complete with illustrations by award-winning and much sought after children’s illustrator David Roberts, the series tells the story of an extraordinary family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in Teddington.

Julian’s busy promotional schedule includes upcoming appearances at Camp Bestival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The Travelling Sisters join MWAM

10th July 2017

We’re delighted to announce our latest signing: The Travelling Sisters.

Brisbane-based Lucy Fox, Laura Trenerry and Ell Sachs combine physical and musical comedy with contemporary clowning and surreal characters.

The sketch trio’s critically acclaimed self-titled show garnered a best newcomer nomination at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 and a Guardian Pick of the Fringe in Edinburgh 2016.

Now developing their first web series, The Travelling Sisters return to the UK in 2018.

Jordan Brookes on Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club

23rd June 2017

Jordan Brookes is the latest guest on Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club Interviews.

He talks to Jess Fostekew about his critically acclaimed 2016 show, The Making Of, ahead of a short run at Soho Theatre, which opens tonight.

Jordan, who recently featured in BBC Three’s Pls Like, is also working on his third hour, Body of Work, for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Upcoming previews include Laugh Out London, Camden Comedy Club, Museum of Comedy and ARG Com Fest.

Listen to parts one and two of his radio interview on BBC Radio iPlayer.

Julian Clary stars in black comedy Le Grand Mort

13th June 2017

Julian Clary will star in the world premiere of black comedy Le Grand Mort in London this September.

The play was written specially for him by four-time Olivier Award-nominated writer Stephen Clark, who sadly died last October aged 55.

Julian said: “In 2010, Stephen Clark took me out to lunch in Camden and told me he’d like to write a play for me. How lovely, how flattering, how unusual!

“Over the following few years I got the occasional email from Stephen saying ‘I haven’t forgotten the play!’ but I decided he’d probably thought better of it. We were both busy with life, work and, in Stephen’s case, some serious health issues.

“Then, one day in 2013, it arrived. A funny, dark, beautiful play.

“Le Grand Mort will take me so far out of my comfort zone I may never return.”

Directed by Christopher Renshaw, Le Grand Mort opens at Trafalgar Studios on Wednesday 20 September, closing on Saturday 28 October.

Julian Clary returns to the London Palladium

5th June 2017

Julian Clary will star as Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington when he returns to the London Palladium in December.

It follows his hugely successful run as Dandini in Cinderella last Christmas, which broke box office records for the highest grossing week in West End theatre history and was twice nominated for an Olivier Award.

Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin, Elaine Paige, Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Gary Wilmot, and Charlie Stamp complete the principal cast.

Tickets are now on sale for the five-week run, which opens on Saturday 9 December.

Clint Edwards joins MWAM

31st May 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our latest signing: Clint Edwards.

Clint is a stand-up comedian, TV warm-up artiste and writer.

He regularly co-hosts the Rhod Gilbert show on BBC Radio Wales and has written for Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The Apprentice: You’re Fired for BBC Two, plus The News Quiz and The Now Show for BBC Radio 4.

Reginald D Hunter announces Ireland tour

23rd May 2017

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in October with his highly anticipated new show, Some People v Reginald D Hunter.

The Irish dates, which follow his UK tour and Edinburgh Festival run, kick off in Dundalk on 12 October, rounding off in Sligo on 30 October.

Tickets are on sale from 9am Thursday 25 May.

Reginald is also appearing at Latitude and Camp Bestival this summer.

Paul Merton becomes The Beatles as Sgt Pepper turns 50

23rd May 2017

Paul Merton discusses his forthcoming Beatles documentary in today’s Radio Times as the BBC marks 50 years of Sgt Pepper.

The four-part Radio 2 series, which begins on Monday 29 May at 10pm, is Paul’s attempt to answer the ‘what ifs’ about his favourite band and to put forward a fantastical version of Beatle history.

Using facts and recordings, he imagines the concert that the Beatles could have given, and follows it up with the album that they could have made.

He said: “I’ve had great fun selecting tracks from John, Paul, George and Ringo’s solo careers to firstly create a magical live ‘Beatles’ concert, and secondly a new ‘Beatles’ double album.

“I am immensely looking forward to sharing my choices with the Radio 2 listeners.”

Jordan Brookes, Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent at Mach

25th April 2017

Jordan Brookes, Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are performing at the much-loved Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales this weekend.

All three are doing work-in-progress hours ahead of Edinburgh Fringe and Jordan is performing his critically acclaimed 2016 show, The Making Of, too.

Jordan is on the bill for experimental night The Paddock while Eleanor is doing two extra shows: Arriva Late Night Lock In and The Quarry.

And Eleanor is appearing on BBC Radio Wales/4 Extra’s showcase, which goes out on BBC Radio 4 Extra (Monday 1 May, 10.35pm) then BBC Radio Wales (Saturday 6 May, 1pm).

Paul Merton returns with Have I Got News For You

21st April 2017

Paul Merton is back on BBC1 tonight for the 53rd series of Have I Got News For You.

Paul is one of the original team captains for the topical news quiz, which first aired in 1990 and won the BAFTA for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme last year.

The first of the nine-episode run is guest hosted by former Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart.

Katy Brand in The Red Nose African Convoy

23rd March 2017

Katy Brand’s East African road trip for Comic Relief is documented on BBC1 tonight.

The Red Nose Convoy, completed by Russell Kane, Hugh Dennis, David Baddiel, Michaela Coel and Reggie Yates, delivered crucial supplies and visited projects such as Mothers2Mothers, which helps pregnant women who are living with HIV.

“I had a long chat with the woman in charge, Beatrice, who told me all about her life and rather amazingly all about her sex life too,” said Katy. “Despite my slightly middle-class coyness, she was happy to talk as it was relevant to her important work.”

The Red Nose African Convoy airs at 9pm and will be available on iPlayer.

Katy also makes a guest appearance on Red Nose Day tomorrow and joins the panel for Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief on Saturday night.

Noël Coward by Julian Clary on Sky Arts

20th March 2017

Julian Clary pays tribute to the life and works of his idol Noël Coward for the new Passions series tonight. 

The opening episode features interviews with Dame Joan Collins, Twiggy and Sir Derek Jacobi, and sees Julian travel to Firefly in Jamaica, where Coward was laid to rest.

Noël Coward by Julian Clary airs on Sky Arts at 9pm.

Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent on Radio 4 Extra

17th March 2017

Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent feature on Radio 4 Extra with Arthur Smith to celebrate St Patrick’s Day tonight.

The two Irish stand-ups are establishing themselves on the UK circuit since relocating two years ago and will be returning to Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Other upcoming festival appearances include Mach and the Great Yorkshire Fringe.

The Comedy Club Interview airs at 10.55pm.

Jordan Brookes announces Soho Theatre dates

14th March 2017

Jordan Brookes brings his intricately ambitious second show to Soho Theatre for two nights in June following a widely acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

The Making Of is ‘a tricksy nugget of meta-comedy’ (the Guardian) featuring a bundle of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions, produced by Show and Tell.

Jordan is also taking the show to Machynlleth Comedy Festival in April and returns to the Fringe this summer with his third solo hour.

Max Davis sitcom debut on BBC Radio 2

13th March 2017

Writer Max Davis’ debut sitcom, starring Romesh Ranganathan, kicks off Radio 2’s Comedy Showcase tonight.

Parental Guidance centres around a couple living in Crawley with their two children. Roshan (Ranganathan) is a cost-benefits analyst for the airline industry, Kate (Amanda Abbington) is a stay-at-home mum. Roshan’s overbearing mother, Anusha (Meera Syal), lives nearby and is constantly disappointed that her son didn’t marry a Sri Lankan girl.

Max is a regular contributor to BBC Radio with credits including The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar. And he recently script edited BBC Radio 4’s Rashid Goes to Hollywood.

The pilot airs on BBC Radio 2 at 10.30pm and will be available online shortly after broadcast.

Jordan Brookes in Pls Like on BBC Three

4th March 2017

Jordan Brookes features in the latest episode of hit BBC Three mockumentary Pls Like.

The weekly series follows cynical YouTuber and struggling comedian Liam (Liam Williams), who must undertake a run of challenges to win a cash prize.

Jordan plays Apple, the PA of James Wirm (Tim Key), who makes a brief but memorable appearance.

Director Tom Kingsley tweeted: “Think this episode might just be my fave. Also has a v funny scene with [Jordan Brookes] and [Tim Key] which turns base exposition into gold.”

Last year, emerging actor Jordan starred in I’ve Got Your Number, written by Kiri Pritchard-McLean, part of Sky Arts’ Comedy Shorts for Halloween.

Julian Clary publishes third children’s book

31st January 2017

Julian Clary is delighted to unleash The Bolds on Holiday, the third instalment of his children’s book series, The Bolds.

The Bolds are an extraordinary family of hyenas living in disguise as humans in south-west London. Britain’s much-loved, wildest and hairiest family will be vacating the leafy suburbia of Teddington next year for a new adventure.

Julian said: “Are you ready for a third instalment of The Bolds? Then I have some more hyena hilarity for you: The Bolds On Holiday sees our furry friends on a camping holiday by the seaside.

“Do you think they have any idea how to put up a tent? Do you think the twins, Bobby and Betty, get up to some serious mischief in the sand dunes? Do you think Uncle Tony turns out to be a cool surfing dude? Does Mr Bold tell more of his ridiculous jokes at inappropriate moments? Well, you really need to read this book of animal nonsense as soon as possible!”

The Bolds on Holiday hardback edition is released through Andersen Press on 2 February, followed by a paperback version in summer 2017.

Julian and The Bolds’ award-winning illustrator, David Roberts, will be making a number of personal appearances over the summer too.

Jordan Brookes joins MWAM

1st January 2017

We are excited to announce our latest signing: Jordan Brookes.

Jordan is a comedian, writer and actor, who made his solo Edinburgh debut in 2015. He recently starred in I’ve Got Your Number for Sky Arts and will feature in upcoming BBC Three series Pls Like.

Jordan is working on his third consecutive Edinburgh show, the follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed The Making Of.

Katy Brand in Winnie and Wilbur UK premiere

22nd December 2016

Katy Brand takes the lead role of Winnie in Winnie and Wilbur, which makes its UK premiere on Channel 5’s MILKSHAKE! on Christmas Eve at 7.50am.

The animation special, based on the bestselling Winnie the Witch books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, features the episodes Wilbur’s Big Clean and Winnie’s Tricky Tights.

Jessica Symons, Head of Children’s at Channel 5, said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better person to play Winnie. Not only is Katy a fan of the books but she also embodies the happiness, optimism and adventurous spirit of the character.”

Katy Brand announces UK tour dates

7th December 2016

Katy Brand is delighted to announce a UK tour of her acclaimed show I Was a Teenage Christian, opening in Bristol on 4 May.

The tour follows her run at Soho Theatre in January and a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

Katy performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live! and touring around the country with her own show.

Katy Brand announces Soho Theatre run

17th November 2016

Katy Brand brings her stand-up debut to Soho Theatre in January following a highly successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

I Was a Teenage Christian sees Katy reliving the glory days of certainty and judgement as a fundamentalist Christian, while trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

Have I Got News For You returns for 52nd series

7th October 2016

Paul Merton is back on BBC1 tonight for the 52nd series of Have I Got News For You.

Paul is one of the original team captains for the show, which first aired in 1990 and won the BAFTA for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme earlier this year.

Reginald D Hunter announces 2017 UK tour

7th October 2016

Reginald D Hunter returns in 2017 with his highly anticipated new show, Some People v. Reginald D. Hunter.

During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase that spans the generations. In the past 12 months, he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of Ireland as well as performing across Europe.

The UK tour begins in Tiverton on 26 April, finishing in London on 24 June.

Stephen Tries joins MWAM

22nd September 2016

We’re pleased to announce our latest signing: Stephen Tries.

Stephen is a writer and performer, who has been producing comedy since May. Through his weekly sketches on You Tube, he is fast growing a dedicated online following.

Julian Clary extends UK tour

1st September 2016

Julian Clary has announced extra UK dates following overwhelming demand for his sold-out spring tour. The Joy of Mincing continues in Hoddesdon on 11 October, rounding off in Bromley on 6 November.

He said: “How delightful to be mincing around more of the UK and bestowing my special MBEs [Mincer of the British Empire] upon worthy audience members as I go.

“It’s marvellous to be getting stuck into some smut and innuendo once again.”

Julian Clary stars in Palladium panto

29th August 2016

Julian Clary will star as Dandini in Cinderella when pantomime returns to the London Palladium for the first time in nearly 30 years this Christmas.

Tickets are now on sale for the five-week run, which opens on Friday 9 December.

Camden Fringe 2016

3rd August 2016

Rising stand-ups Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are doubling for a short run at Camden Fringe from 22 August.

The two Irish comedians, who are now based in the UK, each present a work in progress, Starting from Scratch.

Joe Jacobs: Edinburgh Fringe 2016

20th July 2016

Joe Jacobs presents his debut solo hour, Orthodox Joe, as part of Edinburgh Festival’s Free Fringe in August.

Not even Jews, booze or Vanessa Feltz will stop Joe in this stand-up comedy show and scumbag musical that charts his attempts at rap stardom.

Joe was Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year finalist 2015, Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2014 and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2014.

He’s also through to the BBC Radio New Comedy Award semi-finals, which take place in Edinburgh.

Katy Brand: Winnie the Witch

8th July 2016

Katy Brand is set to take the lead role of Winnie in Winnie and Wilbur, a brand new animation series set to air on Channel 5. Based on the bestselling Winnie the Witch books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, Winnie and Wilbur is currently in production.

Katy Brand said: “I am utterly delighted to be giving Winnie the Witch a voice and to help bring her to life. She is funny, flighty and full of the joys of life; always up for an adventure and most importantly, a good laugh, which is why I, and so many others, love her.”

Jessica Symons, Head of Children’s at Channel 5 said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better person to play Winnie. Not only is Katy a fan of the books but she also embodies the happiness, optimism and adventurous spirit of the character. Katy is going to be a brilliant Winnie and fans of the books as well as those new to the character will love her performance.”

Impro Chums: festivals 2016

3rd July 2016

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums have added two more festival dates to their summer diary. The collective, comprising Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Mike McShane, will appear at the Platform Festival in Pocklington, York on Thursday 14 July and Comedy in the Stables at Petworth Festival on Friday 22 July.

The show also calls at Latitude festival in July and returns to Edinburgh Fringe for its 13th consecutive year in August.

Katy Brand: Edinburgh Fringe 2016

1st July 2016

Katy Brand returns to Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in a decade with her stand-up debut, I Was A Teenage Christian.

One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the ‘fun’ into fundamentalism. And the ‘mental’. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she’s not so sure.

In her first live show in six years, Katy relives her glory days of certainty and judgement, whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

Impro Chums: Edinburgh Fringe 2016

1st July 2016

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Mike McShane return to the Fringe for their 13th consecutive year presenting Paul Merton’s Impro Chums.

The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad, and now they return to Edinburgh.

Creating a new show every afternoon based entirely on suggestions from the audience, the Impro Chums, using their finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off, generate cascades of tumbling laughter.

Latitude festival 2016

30th June 2016

Paul Merton and his Impro Chums – Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster – are heading to Latitude’s comedy arena in July while Eleanor Tiernan is also making her debut at the Suffolk-based festival.

Reginald D Hunter Europe tour 2016

10th May 2016

Reginald D Hunter is taking Makem’ Shoot You in the Ass to Europe, opening in Paris on 16 May. The tour calls at Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels too.

As one of the UK comedy scene’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality, Reginald is also a familiar face on television and fronted the hugely popular BBC documentary series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South.

BAFTA Television Awards 2016

9th May 2016

Have I Got News For You, which last year celebrated 25 years and is presented by Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, won the BAFTA for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme.

We would like to congratulate our client Paul Merton.

Paul Merton: Secret Stations

29th April 2016

Paul Merton’s new Channel 4 series, which explores the history of Britain’s unusual railway stations, sees him travelling around the country by train and only getting off at request stops. The first episode is at 8pm on Sunday.

Julian Clary: The Joy of Mincing tour

11th April 2016

Julian Clary, national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming up your way…

The Joy of Mincing is Julian Clary’s celebration of 30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life, and don’t start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit.

On stage Julian will proudly wear his well-deserved M.B.E (Mincer of the British Empire). It was the last thing he expected to receive when he knelt down in front of Prince Charles in the scullery at Buckingham Palace…

And because Julian gives and gives (until it hurts) he will be handing out honours to the lucky few in the audience too. This is Julian at his filthy best. Live and unplugged.

‘He never falters. You think knob jokes are easy? Clary makes them flow like cheap German wine. It’s absolute fluff, but he pulls it off.’ Dominic Maxwell. The Times.

‘Outrageously funny. A master comedian at the top of his game.’ Andrew Edwards What’s On Stage.

Tara Flynn: Giving Out Yards

1st October 2015

Tara Flynn has published her second book, Giving Out Yards.

In Giving Out Yards, Tara puts paid to the long-debated question of what makes us Irish, nailing it in one collective and hilarious grumble-fest. Her razor-sharp wit and keen analysis of those topics that bring us out in a rash – and running to the phone/laptop/neighbour for a healthy dose of spleen-venting – leaves no moan unturned.

‘Very, very, very funny… This brilliant book of first-class satire is a must-read for everyone interested in the strange psychology of Ireland’ Marian Keyes