Fundraising in Addison's memory

A tight 5: January 14

THE family of comedy superagent and producer Addison Cresswell, who died of heart failure just before Christmas at the age of 53, have set up a fundraising in his memory. Those wanting to donate can visit the JustGiving page. Money goes to Great Ormond Street Hospital, the beneficiary of the Channel 4 Comedy Galas that Cresswell's Off The Kerb and Open Mike companies used to produce.

MANCHESTER'S XS Malarkey has found another new home. The popular comedy club will be operating from The Pub/Zoo in the student-orientated 'Southern Quarter' of Manchester from next Tuesday. It will be its fifth home in three years after former home Jabez Clegg, was sold off. The club was started by its compere, Toby Hadoke, in 1997.

FREDDIE STARR has been arrested for the third time over alleged sex offences. Although they did not name the 70-year-old comedian, Scotland Yard said the latest arrest relates to a further allegation made to detectives from Operation Yewtree. He was further arrested after attending a police station in Warwickshire by prior appointment and is next due to return to police in February in relation to all allegations – which he has said he strongly denies.

ROBIN INCE is to release a DVD of his latest science-based stand-up show, The Importance of Being Interested. The show will be takes at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on February 5 for later release on the independent Go Faster Strip label. Meanwhile, the company has today released Sean Hughes's last show Life Becomes Noises here.

MONTY PYTHON musical Spamalot is to end its West End run on February 22. Joe Pasquale will be reprising his role as King Arthur at London's Playhouse Theatre from Monday until the run ends.

Published: 14 Jan 2014

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