Harry Hill to revive Stars In Their Eyes?
HARRY HILL has been tipped as the host of a revival of ITV's karaoke show Stars In Their Eyes. The unlikely source Forbes, a magazine that usually writes about the super-wealthy, says Hill will front a new version currently begin developed by rights holders Endemol. But ITV said that although they 'love' working with Hill 'There are no confirmed programmes commissioned at this stage.' ITV are also said to be looking at a revival of Name That Tune, after having brought back Celebrity Squares, Catchphrase and Surprise Surprise.
NETFLIX series Orange Is the New Black has been named best comedy at the US Critic's Choice TV awards, ahead of fellow nominees The Big Bang Theory, Broad City, Louie, Silicon Valley and Veep. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best comedy actress for Veep; and Jim Parson best comedy actor for Big Bang Theory.
THE line-up of comics taking part in the BBC One Kevin Bridges stand-up special Live At The Theatre Royal Glasgow have been announced as Jack Dee, Frankie Boyle, Danny Bhoy, Simon Evans and Hal Cruttenden. The gig will be recorded on July 6 in celebration of the Commonwealth Games. Free tickets here.
RUSSELL BRAND called for a 'peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution' to seize back power from the political establishment when he addressed around 50,000 people protesting at austerity cuts in Central London yesterday. Fellow comics Mark Steel and Kate Smurthwaite also spoke at the event.
MONTREAL club ComedyWorks – known to international comedians as one of the warm-up gigs for the Just For Laughs festival galas – has closed after 24 years. The venue, formerly known as the Comedy Nest, seated just 80 and over the years played host to the likes of Louis CK, Ray Romano and Lewis Black.
Published: 22 Jun 2014