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May, 2012

New Care Home Comedy at the Pleasance Theatre

Kicking off a run of Edinburgh previews shows with the likes of Joe Lycett and Max and Ivan, the stagespace over at the Pleasance Theatre is currently…

Telling Tales – Mike Birbiglia

We at Funnies are big fans of the Soho Theatre. What was once a champion of new writing on the fringe theatre scene has become a mecca…

Chortle Student Award Semi-Final Tonight

London will tonight host the second Semi Final of the Chortle Student Awards, whose previous shortlists have given a heads-up on notable stand-up talent including Adam Hess…

Consider it Pun

This lunchtime I’ve been catching up on some of the work of the lovely Bec Hill.  Watching the videos of this self-confessed “small Australian” is like coming in…

Cannes Open With Comedy and a Camel

Yesterday saw the opening of Cannes with Bill Murray and Wes Anderson on the Croisette looking like the generation gap of a Florida retirement home. Opening the…

Baldwin to Star Alongside Brand

Now that 30 Rock is being axed it’s great news to hear Alec Baldwin has new projects underway with two comedy greats. The first, as yet untitled…

Sky’s the Limit

Happy news came on Friday that Sky Arts strand Playhouse Presents is ending its run with an all-female half hour comedy. Psychobitches, ordered from Tiger Aspect, sees…

Behind the Scenes With Nat Tapley AKA Sir Ian Bowler

Hello Nat, we’ve just produced a web series with you. Yes, it’s called Sir Ian Bowler for London Mayor 2012 Electile Dysfunction, it’s a very short title,…

LA Comedy Short Winner 2012

It was announced at Sundance London recently that Americans love short film. It certainly seems they are embracing it beyond the traditional ‘stepping stone’ viewpoint of larger…

Mind Your Language

Here’s a new video from Oz comedian Sam McMillan aka Sammy J in which he reflects on social attitudes to swearing. The song is part of his…