DAAS have the spirit of the Fringe | A tight 5: August 15

DAAS have the spirit of the Fringe

A tight 5: August 15

AUSTRALIAN comedy trio the Doug Anthony All Stars were awarded a Spirit Of The Fringe award in Edinburgh last night by festival stalwart Melvyn Stutter. It was the last night of the band's run at the Fringe after a 25-year gap,and likely to be their last appearance because Tim Fergusson now has multiple sclerosis which makes travel difficult. Read our review of their show here.

WARWICK DAVIS is to present a new quiz show for ITV daytime. Tower of Ten revolves around ‘top ten’ lists, with teams of five friends or families having to fill in charts such as the most populated European capital cities, best-selling Madonna singles or the most common phobias to win up to £100,000. Twenty hour-long episodes have been commissioned from production house Initial.

A DVD box set is to be released next week to celebrate the life of Victoria Wood. Wood Work contains three bittersweet plays that she wrote, including the highly acclaimed Talent; the complete series of Wood and Walters plus the one-off Julie Walters and Friends, her Bafta-winning 1988 stand-up show An Audience with Victoria Wood; Housewife, 49, a portrait of an ordinary woman during wartime; and some archive interviews. The set is released on August 22, priced £24.99, or preorder here for £17.99.

AMERICA's Comedy Central has axed The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore after 18 months on air, with the last episode going out this Thursday. The programme replaced The Colbert Report and had put the emphasis on news stories about minorities, but failed to attract a large enough audience.

SKETCH group Pappy's have directed a music video for former Broken Family Band frontman Steven James Adams, which also features comedians Adam Riches, Richard Sandling, Rich Wilson, Sleeping Trees and more.  Kings Of The Back Of The Bus follows their previous work directing the video for The Spook School’s Speak When You’re Spoken To on the same Fortuna POP! label:

Published: 15 Aug 2016

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