Here's your special Twelth Night
round-up of comedy news
courtesy of Chortle.co.uk –
with absolutely no special nod to Twelfth Night As
always, for more – plus listings of more than 4,000 forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
Pajama Men: In the Middle of No-One
Charing Cross Theatre
Mon 9 Jan-Sat 3 March, 7.30pm
Following the most successful comedy run ever at Soho Theatre, an
unprecedented nine weeks, the Pajama Men make their West End debut!
‘Forget time travel: surely past and future can't be any funnier than
this.’ ★★★★★ Guardian
Limited number of £15 tickets (usually £25 from 9-14 Jan) for Chortle
Subscribers – to get best available tickets, book with promo code
or by phone on 020 7478 0100.
We've been serialising some of Stewart Lee's new book this week. Read
all the extracts here (starting from the oldest at the bottom) >>
And Chortle Editor Steve Bennett shares his personal top 10 gigs of
Ross Noble is to star in a low-budget horror film he
describes as ‘Saw meets the Chuckle Brothers’.
Jon Culshaw has cancelled his second attempt at a live tour in four
Outnumbered is set to return for another series – despite one of its
child stars claiming the show was likely to end.
The bestselling DVDs of 2011 have been named – with Peter Kay taking
the crown for the top stand-up title, as expected. >>
Sky TV has turned down the chance to revive Shooting Stars,
disappointing fans of the axed Reeves and Mortimer panel show. >>
Radio 4 has signed up Kevin Eldon for his own four-part sketch series. >>
And Michael McIntyre has earned more than £5million in just two years,
according to papers lodged at Companies House. >>
Here's an exlcusive Digest-only competition to win tickets to the
Pajama Men's acclaimed new show In The Middle Of No One, which starts
in London's Chartin Cross Theatre from Monday until March. Click
here for our review.
We have three pairs of tickets to be won... just email firstname.lastname@example.org with
he answer to the following question by 6pm Monday, and we'll pick out
the winners at random. The question is: What fruit are in pajamas in an
internationally famous children's television show?
We've also got tickets to give away to see the new comedy film Carnage
in London. Click
here for details of that.
New comedy clips
from Jasper Carrott, Tom Papa, Chris Addison and more. Click
here to watch all videos.
Out on January 23, Hacks - Channel 4's comedy take on the tabloid phone
hacking scandal. Click
to buy from Amazon.
In Correspondents, the section you write:
Do Free Fringe
shows put off reviewers? >>
Ben Elton: It's not ALL bad... >>
On Harry Hill's return to stand-up >>
Martin Soan recalls 80s comedy troupe The Greatest Show On Legs >>
here for details of how to contribute.
Piccadilly Circus New Act Of The Year 2011 >>