Hannah Chalmers makes the Funny Women Final

Hannah Chalmer’s is through to this year’s Funny Women Final on September 22 with her innovative new act, Hannah Bannana. Yup, she’s a banana and she’s called Hannah….



Alistair Barrie New Showreel

Alistair has a brand new showreel and it’s rather good – view it here: http://vimeo.com/103796988

Hennessy & Friends win So You Think You’re Funny Award

Huge congratulations to DAVID SEYMOUR, Miranda Hennessy & Steven Shapland for winning Best New Sketch Act at the Gilded Balloon last night – see their show MURMERS at Cowgatehead, 7.30pm to the end of the Festival FOR FREE!


Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz

Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz take their first show to Edinburgh this year – check out the preview here:






The Jest 4* from The List

This year the Jest team have been pruned from the previous nine piece down to five. It hasn’t taken away from the quality though as this year’s offering is just as tight as last year’s; it’s just resulted in a little more running about for the remaining quintet.

The style is the same, as there’s no reason to change a formula that works so well: intelligent and inventive skits with a deliciously absurdist bent. There are a couple of old sketches – including the errant dancing Granddad and Dame Maggie Smith’s charity appeal – but they are so good they’re well worth enjoying for a second time. The new material is solid too: famous points in history are revealed as the result of misunderstandings, a 1950s’ nuclear holocaust advertising campaign and the dinner party held in a house too close to Heathrow airport delights in pushing the joke beyond the boundaries of the ridiculous.

All five performances are well honed and choreographed – there isn’t a weak link in the chain but special mention goes to Luke Theobald and his uncanny ability to perform the most unlikely impressions of celebrities including the aforementioned Maggie Smith and a truly unhinged Jim Broadbent.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 24 (not 12), 11pm, £6 – £10 (£6.50 – £9).




Look no further than here for all your festival needs!

THE JEST Pleasance Courtyard, 23:00 www.thejest.co.uk

HENNESSY & FRIENDS:MURMURS Cowgatehead, 19:30 www.mirandahennessy.com

LOU CONRAN Laughing Horse@Jekyll & Hyde, 18:45  31 July – 15 August ONLY www.louconran.com

KAILE, KEEBLE & KUNTZ, Globe Bar, 18.45 13-31 August ONLY www.kailekeeblekuntz.com

ARTHUR SMITH SINGS LEONARD COHEN VOL. 2 Pleasance Courtyard, 14:00  15-24 August ONLY www.arthursmith.co.uk

BEST OF THE REAL MACGUFFINS Underbelly Bristo Square, 18:45  17-18 August ONLY www.therealmacguffins.com

LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT:THE WORST OF LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT Pleasance Courtyard, 23:00  21-23 August ONLY www.latenightgimpfight.com

lovely new clients

Cheryl Hayes Management are delighted to announce the arrival of four new, brilliantly talented, gorgeous performers – take a look at ELLA AINSWORTH, LOU CONRAN, CARRIE MARX AND DAVID MOON’S pages to see what they’re all about….

London Sketchfest 2014

Head to Bethnal Green on Saturday and see sketch marvels, HEFFERNAN & FLETCHER and THE REAL MACGUFFINS performing as part of London Sketchfest 2014





Peacock Season (2010)
1st April, 4th April, 11th April & 17th April 2014 7pm £9

‘The Edinburgh festival is a funny place to be… If you’re not funny’
When advertising executive Keith Graham is fired from his job, little did he know it would set off a chain of events that would lead to him taking a stand-up comedy show to the Edinburgh Festival. Faced with a cheating wife, world class stand-ups, gag hags and financial ruin; Will Keith step up to the mic or will he be crushed by the greatest arts festival in the world. This comedy about comedy was shot on location at the Edinburgh Festival and features a cast of festival veterans.. A fringe film, made on a fringe budget, starring fringe performers.

Cast includes: Dan Antopolski, Brendan Burns, Scott Capurro, Nina Conti, Rhys Darby (Flight of The Conchords, Yes Man), Justin Edwards, Felicity Wren, Pete Firman, Paul Foot, Richard Glover, Joy Gohring, Richard Herring, Adam Hills, Sammy J, Fergus March, Phil Nichol, Lucy Porter, Millie Reeves, Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Isy Suttie, Glenn Wool and James Wren

80 Minutes.

Written by Alan Freestone, Fergus March & James Wren

Directed by Fergus March & Alan Freestone

Produced by Alan Freestone, Fergus March & James Wren

Heffernan & Fletcher

Heffernan and Fletcher will be performing ‘Roll It In Sequins’ for this years’ Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival at Curve Theatre on the 13th February, 8pm : http://www.curveonline.co.uk/heffernan-fletcher-roll-it-in-sequins/

They’re also gigging at:

Amused Moose Laugh Offs on Sunday 2nd February
Finger In The Pie, Madame Jo Jo’s on Sunday 2nd February
Sketchfest pre show, the LIFT574 in Dalston, Friday 7th February
Curve Theatre, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Thursday 13th February
Grandee Mondays, Hen and Chickens, Monday 17th March

There will be some more coming soon, but in the mean time please see their bits and bobs here: