Joan Rivers returns to the UK | A tight 5: October 10

Joan Rivers returns to the UK

A tight 5: October 10

JOAN RIVERS is to return to the UK next year. She has announced two weeks of dates for October 2014, by which time she will be 81, entitled Quick...Before They Close The Lid (Seriously...this one could be IT!). Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow. Click here for dates and ticket links.

LOUIS CK has released his latest stand-up special via his website. As usual, Oh My God is priced $5 (about £3.15). The show has previously aired on HBO, where it won an Emmy for best writing of a variety special. Click here to buy.

COMEDIAN Craig Robinson, best known for playing warehouse foreman Philbin on the US version of The Office, has been busted for drug possession as he tried to leave the Bahamas. Customs officers found a small amount of dope on the actor as he tried to board a US-bound plane in the capital Nassau. He pleaded guilty when he appeared before magistrates and was ordered to pay a $1,000 (£620) fine.

ANDY PARSONS is to release his third stand-up DVD, Slacktivist, on November 25 on the Comedy Central label, it has been announced. Click here to preorder for £12.80. Parsons is currently on tour with his show I’ve Got A Shed.

AN EXHIBITION of behind-the scenes photographs from The Mighty Boosh is to open at Proud Galleries, Camden, North London, on October 24. The photographs were taken by Dave Brown, who also plays Bollo the Gorilla, and cover 15 years from early live gigs and filming to their tours. The show runs until December 1.

Published: 10 Oct 2013

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