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The comedy week ahead

The comedy week ahead...

Monday August 12

LIVE IN EDINBURGH: It’s the Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support with The Boy With Tape On His Face hosting the likes of Caroline Rhea, Sean Hughes and Greg Proops at the EICC. Tickers are still available here

RADIO Just A Minute returns to Radio 4 for its, gulp, 67th series with Nicholas Parsons keeping order over Tony Hawks, Alun Cochrane, Patrick Kielty and Gyles Brandreth. Radio 4, 6.30pm

Tuesday August 13

LIVE IN MANCHESTER Steve Hughes warms up for his forthcoming While It’s Still Legal tour with an intimate gig at XS Malarkey. 8.30pm. £5 (£3 members)

LIVE IN EDINBURGH: Two years on, and The Wrestling is back – and this time the comics have actually learned what to do. Ardal O'Hanlon and Tim Vine, as Dr Pun Inshment, are the team captains, the grapplers include Tom Rosenthal, Thom Tuck and Epithemiou, and Brendon Burns and Andrew Maxwell will again provide ringside commentary. Sadly it’s long sold outThe Pleasance, 23:00

Friday August 16

TV: Chickens, the comedy about three young men who avoided fighting in the First World War– played by Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Jonny Sweet – comes to Channel 4 following its initial Channel 4 pilot two years ago. It’s available to Sky On Demand viewers today, before it hits screens on the 22nd.

TV: David Walliams’s new sitcom Big School – which he both stars in, as a lovelorn chemistry teacher, and co-wrote with The Dawson Brothers – starts on BBC One next month, with an ensemble cast including Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Frances de la Tour, Joanna Scanlan and Daniel Rigby. Walliams talks about it here

Published: 11 Aug 2013

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