Gervais announces another David Brent gig | A tight 5: October 28

Gervais announces another David Brent gig

A tight 5: October 28

RICKY GERVAIS is to play another gig as David Brent - this time in Bristol. He has played two dates at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, and this morning tweeted the news that he will be at Colston Hall, Bristol on December 16t Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am.

COMEDY actress Marcia Wallace, best known for voicing Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons had died at the age of 70. Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa wrote on her blog: ‘Heaven is now a much funnier place because of you.' Wallace also played receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show.

MILES JUPP has announced a 42-date tour for 2014. The Rev star and Mock The Week regular will be on tour with his show, Miles Jupp Is The Chap You Are Thinking Of from January until the beginning of April, including West End dates at the Ambassadors Theatre. Dates

ENGLISH stand-up Ian Moore is to attempt to perform his first gig in French. The comic, who now lives in France but struggles with the language, is performing a ten-minute set at the London Comedy Store's occasional French night on November 11. He has also written a book about his experience across the Channel, A La Mod.

COMEDY writers Brona C. Titley and Tony Cooke have struck a development deal with VH1 at the New York Television Festival. They won a trip to the event as part of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum - and the prize included a reading of their sitcom script, Nannies, to American TV executives. The show revolved around underpaid, overworked child minders on an exclusive London street.

Published: 28 Oct 2013

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