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51 posts about Comedy on this blog

  1. Llangollen Comedy Festival: 10-13 June

    Tuesday 1 June 2010, 13:24

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The inaugural Llangollen Comedy Festival kicks off on Thursday 10 June, bringing together the best of Welsh, UK and international comedians in north east Wales.

    The festival is the brainchild of organiser Silky, a Liverpudlian in exile who has been running comedy nights at Llangollen Pavillion and Theatr...

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  2. Rob Brydon to receive Bafta Cymru honour

    Friday 21 May 2010, 15:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh comedian Rob Brydon will be honoured at Sunday evening's Bafta Cymru Film, Television and Interactive Media Awards ceremony with the Siân Phillips award.

    Rob Brydon

    The prestigious prize, named in honour of Welsh actor Siân Phillips, is awarded for outstanding achievements in network television and film...

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  3. Ruth Jones to star as Carry On's Hattie Jacques

    Monday 17 May 2010, 11:14

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones is set to star in a new one-off drama on the private life of comedy actor Hattie Jacques.

    The drama, set to be screened later in 2010 on BBC4, will examine the complicated love life of the Carry On legend, which saw Jacques embark on an affair with a younger man while...

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  4. Welsh writers shortlisted for comic fiction literary prize

    Tuesday 27 April 2010, 09:55

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh author Tiffany Murray has been shortlisted for the UK's only prize for comic fiction, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize.

    Also among the five authors up for the award is Malcom Pryce, who sets his quirky noir detective novels in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth.

    Tiffany Murray © Fritz Fryer / Malcolm Pryce © David Mitchell

    Tiffany Murray © Fritz Fryer ...

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  5. Top acts to headline Machynlleth Comedy Festival

    Tuesday 20 April 2010, 11:00

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new comedy festival showcasing the best up and coming talent as well as already established comedians opens in mid Wales town Machynlleth this Friday.

    The Machynlleth Comedy Festival will see headliners such as Jon Richardson, Tudur Owen, Robin Ince, Peep Show star Isy Suttie and three man sketch...

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  6. Rob Brydon to star in new BBC Two series

    Thursday 15 April 2010, 11:37

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Rob Brydon is set to star in a new BBC Two series called The Trip with Steve Coogan. The Welsh comedian has recently been filming in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales for the show, in which he and Coogan play 'loose versions of [themselves] touring around The Lakes and reviewing restaurants'.

    Rob Brydon

    The...

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  7. Terry Jones returns to Colwyn Bay

    Tuesday 13 April 2010, 12:21

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh comedian, writer, broadcaster and Monty Python star Terry Jones returned to his hometown Colwyn Bay yesterday to back the proposed revamp of Theatr Colwyn.

    Terry Jones in costume for 'The Ministry of Silly Walks' sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus

    Jones revealed that as part of the Colwyn County Council-led plans, the theatre will benefit from a new cafe, bar, improved lifts and access...

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  8. Jus' Like That - new stage show celebrates Tommy Cooper

    Friday 12 March 2010, 15:35

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    A new stage show celebrating the life and career of Welsh comedian Tommy Cooper rolls into Cardiff next week, as part of a massive 136-date tour.

    Image of Tommy Cooper, wearing his trademark fez, performing a magic trick.

    Jus' Like That! A Night Out With Tommy Cooper features actor Clive Mantle as the fez-wearing funnyman. The actor will be well-known to fans of BBC medical...

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  9. Rhod Gilbert lands comedy show pilot

    Friday 5 March 2010, 10:25

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Welsh stand-up Rhod Gilbert is set to front a new comedy show, and will film a pilot episode in front of a studio audience later this month.

    Gilbert, following the success of his appearance as host on BBC show Never Mind The Buzzcocks, would chair the proposed show - Ask Rhod Gilbert - and would be...

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  10. Rhod Gilbert and Paddy McGuinness film comedy pilot

    Monday 1 March 2010, 09:56

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Welsh stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert is set to film a pilot for a new comedy show with Paddy McGuinness.

    They Drink It In The Congo is a new panel show for ITV1 in which comics and celebrities team up for a light hearted quiz that celebrates all things funny from around the world.

    Rhod is set to be...

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  11. Rubbish work for Rhod Gilbert

    Tuesday 19 January 2010, 08:52

    BBC Wales Arts BBC Wales Arts

    Welsh funnyman Rhod Gilbert finally gets a proper job in a new television series starting tonight on BBC One Wales at 10.35pm.

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