Dave Gorman's information overload | The comedy week ahead

Dave Gorman's information overload

The comedy week ahead

The comedy week ahead...

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LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM: The Glee Club hosts Stand Up With The Real McCoy, with two stars of the 90s BBC black-and-Asian sketch show, Junior Simpson and Curtis Walker. Geoff Schumann and Mr Frazier make up the rest of the bill.

Monday September 1

TV: Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, the Lee Mack-fronted panel show about odd facts makes a comeback to Sky 1. Opening with guests Holly Willoughby, Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis, the first episode investigates claims that identical twins smell the same and that people are more likely to believe statements that rhyme.8pm

LIVE IN LONDON: Tig Notaro, the deadpan American comic who hit the headlines two years ago when she spoke about her breast cancer on stage at a comedy club, in a set that subsequently released as an acclaimed album, plays Shepherds Bush Empire. It was supposed to be part of a mini-UK tour, but the rest of the dates have been cancelled.

LIVE IN CARDIFF: After kicking off at the Edinburgh Fringe, the next two heats of the BBC New Comedy Award take place in the Glee Clubtoday and tomorrow.

Wednesday September 3

LIVE IN FOLKESTONE: Al Murray marks 20 years in the business with a new Pub Landlord tour, One Man, One Guvnor, that will keep him busy right through to the end of May 2015. Dates.

RADIO: Word-based panel game Wordaholics returns with comics Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha and Natalie Haynes joining host Gyles Brandreth. Radio 4, 11.30am

Thursday September 4

BOOK/LIVE IN LONDON Dave Gorman releases his new book Too Much Information… Or Can Everyone Just Shut Up For a Moment, Some of Us Are Trying to Think - with a launch event at the Battersea Arts Centre. Order the book.

Friday September 5

LIVE IN LONDON: Paul Sinha is taking his brand of smart stand-up on tour this autumn, but tonight he’s part of an eclectic bill at the Comedy Store alongside Ian Moore, John Moloney and Mandy Knight.

LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM: Meanwhile there’s another strong club bill in the second city, with a nicely varied line-up at Jongleurs. Christian Reilly’s musical comedy, Canadian Dana Alexander’s tight observational comedy, and a touch of silliness from Eric Lampaert make an appealing mix.

Saturday September 6

LIVE IN ABERDEEN: Des McLean’s new stand-up show, The A to Z of Scotland - described as ‘a real selection box of Scotia Bawbaggery’ - hits the Aberdeen Lemon Tree. The show has also been released as a DVD. Here’s T for Taggart.

Published: 31 Aug 2014

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