Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

Gavin & Stacey’s Barry Island house is up for sale!

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The house in Barry Island where half the filming for the hit BBC sitcom, Gavin & Stacey was filmed has gone up for sale!

The current owner of the property, Glenda Kenyon who has lived at the property situated in Trinity Street in the Welsh seaside town, has decided to sell the house after living there for the last 30 years.
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Jennifer Saunders wants EVERY Absolutely Fabulous guest star in movie & RIP Dora Bryan

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Actress, comedian, writer and all-round national treasure Jennifer Saunders has revealed this week that she wants to recall every single one of the guest stars who made appearances in her award-winning TV comedy series Absolutely Fabulous to star in the show’s spin-off movie.

So, we took a minute to check just how many stars that might be, and have complied a list for you to see just how monumental a task she has before her if she sees that through…
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Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll to host new chat show?

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Mrs Brown’s Boys creator and main star, Brendan O’Carroll, is set to host a new chat show as his character, Mrs Brown, in a bid to become the new Mrs Merton, The Mirror newspaper reports.

According to the paper, the BBC are eager to get “the wheels in motion” for this new show, believing that the Irish comic, who can currently be seen in The Mrs Brown’s Boys feature film in cinemas, can attract the 11million viewers that the popular 90′s spoof chat show attracted.
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Mrs Brown’s Boys to go back on tour next year! Find out where here!

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Mrs Brown is literally a household name these days (and not just in houses where the family’s surname is Brown) following the hit touring TV series and blockbuster, high-budget movie.

So it comes as no surprise then that the man behind the woman, Brendan O’Carroll, is bringing mammy back to a stage near you next year!
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Benidorm: Kenny Ireland battles cancer & Steve Pemberton discusses the Garvey family exit!

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Benidorm actor Kenny Ireland is battling cancer, it has been reported this morning.

The star, who plays the Solana resident swinger Donald, pulled out of the new series of the hit ITV summer sitcom after being diagnosed, understandably, with writers frantically re-writing their plotlines as a result.

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BBC2 to air Rik Mayall Bottom tribute as Noble England races to No1

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In light of the sad news that British comedy legend Rik Mayall passed away last week, the BBC have decided to pay tribute to him and some of his best loved characters and their contributions to British TV’s comedy history.

Tomorrow night, Sunday June 15th,  BBC2 will replace its scheduled repeat episode of QI, and instead will show a classic episode of Bottom, entitled Gas.
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Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie: Watch the first HILARIOUS clip!

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We are literally chomping at the bit to get our tickets to see Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, so imagine how pleased we were that the lovely people involved have given us a little taster of what is in store.

There is always the chance that when something so loved and cherished on the small screen is taken and made into a feature length movie, it will lose some of its charm along the way and in the case of Mrs Brown’s Boy’s that chance is even greater as one of the things that makes the Irish comedy so unique and special is that, whilst being filmed in front of a live theatre audience, the cast play up to their surroundings, deliberately delighting the crowd by pointing out mistakes and production mishaps along the way.

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Harry Hill talks X Factor musical axe, new TV projects & NO more TV Burp!


Following reports that he will not be making any more series’ of TV Burp, Harry Hill has confirmed that he is working on new material for our tellyboxes!

The comedian, who admitted that he found the concept of TV Burp too exhausting despite its huge popularity, has been talking to the Daily Express newspaper and has revealed that he has been exploring ideas for shows that he has kept safely stored in his imagination, until now.

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Carrie Fisher blasts Alan Carr for gay jibes & guess what she was asked to do for Star Wars?

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It has not been a good month for Alan Carr, Chatty Man.

Last week the TV funny man was attacked by a python (by python we mean Monty Python star John Cleese, and by attacked we meant had WKD and Bombay mix thrown at him) and now he has been blasted by a Princess!

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Joan Collins is returning to Benidorm! #BestNewsEver

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We couldn’t believe our luck when it was announced that British acting legend Joan Collins would be making a guest appearance in the hit comedy Benidorm during last series.

The former Dynasty star has held her place in the history books of Great British actors since the 80′s and did not disappoint when she landed in the infamous Solana resort for the summer madness in 2013, playing resort CEO Crystal Hennessy-Vass for two episodes.
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Whoops! Alan Carr puts WKD on John Cleese & the Monty Python star storms off set! VIDEO

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Oh dear, there has been a bit of a to-do on Alan Carr Chatty Man, and it didn’t end very well at all!

Alan Carr is notorious in the chat show world for pretty much saying and doing the most outrageous of things, so it’s safe to say that no warning from him should be taken lightly. However perhaps Monty Python and Fawlty Towers legend John Cleese wasn’t aware of the fact and he definitely paid the price during an appearance on the Channel 4 chat show this week.

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Harry Hill will return to ITV after X Factor musical I Can’t Sing closure – But not with TV Burp!


Following his recent involvement in the failed X Factor musical at the London Palladium, it has been revealed that Harry Hill will be making a return to ITV but if you were getting excited about another series of TV Burp, you may be set for disappointment as the comic has admitted that he finds doing the popular review show “exhausting!”

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ITV2 announce Cockroaches – A post-nuclear holocaust comedy with Daniel Lawrence Taylor & Esther Smith


ITV2 has announced a brand new romantic comedy series titled Cockroaches, which is set to go into production this year.

The six part series will star Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Uncle, Hunderby) and Esther Smith (Cuckoo 2, Skins) who take on the roles of Tom and Suze, two nineteen-year-olds both dreaming of the future. However things get difficult when they get caught up in a nuclear war. Just like that scene from Grease 2, when the friends think they’re going to die, they have sex. Things get a bit awkward when they both survive.

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Caroline Aherne thought she would die from lung cancer

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Following the shocking news earlier this week that Royle Family and Mrs Merton star, Caroline Aherne was battling lung cancer, more details of the brave comedian’s ordeal have emerged.

As previously reported, Aherne has been battling the often fatal disease for five months and has feared that this latest round with cancer – she has fought the disease twice before – could end her life.
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Watch! First trailer for Inbetweeners 2 unveiled as the gang head Down Under!

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Hang on to your cork hats, the Inbetweener boys are headed for Australia, and by the looks of the official trailer, we’re in for a treat!

This will be the second film that the teenage reprobates have presented us with since their hit Channel 4 sitcom came to an end back in 2010.
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