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Chortle Digest
Chortle Digest
No 529, January 6, 2012

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 PAJAMA online 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 2011  >>

Ross NobleRoss 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 years.  >>

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 chortlecomps@gmail.com 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.

On Sale
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 >>

Click here for details of how to contribute.


Piccadilly Circus New Act Of The Year 2011   >>

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