The Elis James and John
THE cult TV and radio comedy duo are
back. Elis James and John Robins, who are stars of the Chortle Award Nominated
Radio X weekend show and cult podcast, have announced their debut UK tour for
2016 entitled:- 'The Elis James and John Robins Experience.' The
tour takes in 20 dates starting on 6 October 2016, at the Norwich Playhouse and
culminating on 14 November 2016, at London's Kentish Town Forum. The Kentish
Town Forum is additional London show due to overwhelming public demand as the
Shepherds Bush Empire date sold out in 3 days! This comes off the back of shows
earlier this year in Cardiff and Salford that sold out months in advance. With
an army of fans this is a massive underground and cult hit that follows in the
footsteps of great Radio X podcasts from:- Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant,
Russell Brand and Adam and Joe. This podcast is unique, having created its own
world that people love being a part of with its own language. Do you know the
meaning of the following phrases and expressions? PDC? One-er? Son of a Coin?
Keep It Session? Are you on email? You simply have to be these days. This is
your chance to finally taste the vibe when Elis and John take their hit podcast
on the road! The show will mix familiar features with some specially prepared
treats and the odd #keepitsession ale. Expect 'Sacred Cows' deemed
"too obscure" (Producer Dave) for broadcast, textual healing live,
and maybe even a new chapter of A Robins Amongst The Pigeons! May contain scenes
of #maximumshunting. If the above doesn't make sense to you then do something
about it and listen to the duo's podcast! John Robins commented:- "For
over 2 years now Elis and I have been flying the flag for a number of grassroots
issues: session ales below 4.5%, 19th Century Welsh communists and the
rock band Queen, so it seems fitting that we've sold out this historic venue
with a plug on our podcast, a handful of tweets and inevitably, the odd email."
Watch the 1st time they appeared together in Drunk History
YouTube or better still see them at the following venues:-
► Thursday, 6 October 2016, in the Natwich Playhouse.
► Friday, 7 October 2016, in Oxford's Glee.
► Saturday, 8 October 2016, in the Colchester Arts
► Sunday, 9 October 2016, in the Edinburgh Stand.
► Monday, 10 October 2016, in Glasow's Stand.
► Wednesday, 12 October 2016, in Cardiff's Glee.
► Thursday, 13 October 2016, in Swansea's Grand.
► Monday, 17 October 2016, in Brighton's Komedia.
► Tuesday, 18
October 2016, in the Liverpool
► Wednesday, 19 October 2016, in Birmingham's Glee.
► Saturday, 22 October 2016, in the Cambrage Junction.
► Tuesday, 25 October 2016, in Newcastle's Stand.
► Wednesday, 26 October 2016, in Salford's Lowry.
► Thursday, 27 October 2016, in Salford's Lowry.
► Friday, 28 October 2016, in
London's Shepherds Bush Empire - SOLD OUT.
► Saturday, 29 October 2016, in Canterbury's
► Saturday, 5 November 2016, in Leeds' City Varieties.
► Sunday, 6 November 2016, at Nottingham's Glee.
► Sunday, 13 November 2016, in Bristol's The Comedy
► Monday, 14 November 2016, within London's Kentish
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CCTV Appeal after a Motorbike was stolen in
Police Detectives, in Sefton, have realised CCTV of a man they want to trace in
connection with a burglary in Birkdale where a motorbike was stolen. Up to 4
offenders, including 1 woman, are believed to have been involved in the break in
at the house in Liverpool Road, on Friday, 5 August 2016. After knocking at the
front door and getting no reply the three male offenders tried to force their
way inside the garage, 1st through the main garage door and then the side door.
After failing to get in, the group targeted a UPVC kitchen door at the back of
the house and after forcing entry using garden tools, stole the key to the
garage when the victim's KTM motorbike was stored. Again, the offenders used the
victim's own tools to damage locks on the motorbike and 2 mountain bikes which
were also being stored in the garage. Detectives believe the offenders then
wheeled all 3 bikes off the driveway and escaped. The victims returned to their
house to find considerable damage had been caused to their property and their
motorbike and mountain bikes missing. Detective Sergeant Jason Ennis from Marsh
Lane CID said:- "This burglary was carried out by up to four offenders who
were determined to get inside that property and steal the motorbike they
believed was inside. By forcing their way in using tools they helped themselves
to they have caused a huge amount of damage to the couple's home which has added
to the distress they were already suffering from being burgled. This incident
happened while the couple were out for a walk on Friday afternoon so I am keen
to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious. A female offender
tried the doorbell and when she didn't get an answer, the three male offenders
scaled the side gate and broke in through the back door. This would have been a
noisy and taken some time so potentially alerted neighbours or passers by. We
are also keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV still taken
from the victim's home CCTV system. If anyone knows who he is, please contact us
on:- 0151 777 3841 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111."
Phil McIntyre Entertainments
presents:- "Nish Kumar"
NISH Kumar is set to tour the UK with
his 5th solo show:- 'Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words Unless
You Shout The Words Real Loud'. This follows a month long run at the
Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar in August, where the show premieres.
The tour takes in 40 dates and starts, on
Saturday, 1 October 2016, in Maidstone The Hazlitt and culminates, on 12
December 2016, at London's Duchess Theatre.
In 2016 Nish received a Fosters Comedy Edinburgh Award nomination and had the
best reviewed show with the critically acclaimed sell out that was:- 'Long
Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah…I'm So Clever', which went on to tour
the UK, that included a 4 week run which was extended at London's Soho Theatre.
Following on from last year's show:- 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Unless You Shout The Words Real Loud' is similarly political. This show
includes topics like gentrification and colonisation.
► He wonders, have
rich people ruined the world?
hipsters and trendy people to blame for bad legislation?
► And why
are we still proud of the British Empire and not ashamed?
► He puts
across his own conspiracy theories. He also moots is there any point in doing
comedy about politics?
shouting form the sidelines actually achieve anything?
profiting from political comedy a double standard?
Alongside stand up Nish is also a frequent voice and face across both television
and radio. Since 2015 he has hosted the topical comedy show:- 'Newsjack'
for Radio 4 Extra, which earlier this year won the Rose D'or for Best Radio
Comedy Show. On screen you can catch up with Nish on the likes of Live From The
BBC, Have I Got News For You (BBC), The John Bishop Show (BBC One), Russell
Howard's Stand Up for Central (Comedy Central), The Alternative Comedy
Experience (Comedy Central), Live at the Comedy Store (Paramount), Alan Davies
As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Live At The Apollo (BBC Two). In December 2015 Nish
was selected by Sky Arts to write a special Comedy Christmas Short in which he
also starred. 2016 looks set to be big for Nish with various radio and
television projects in development. Nish is also due to appear at the Just 4
Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
His previous shows were:- 'Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity'
(and 1 of the Top 10 best reviewed shows in 2014), 2013 'Nish Kumar Is a
Comedian' (which went onto a 2 week Soho Theatre that year) and in 2012
his debut show:- 'Who Is Nish Kumar?' (that received a Nomination
for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2013, a spot in Dave's Ten
Funniest Jokes Of The Fringe and went on to do a 2 week Soho Theatre run).
Alongside his stand up career, Nish has also starred in a number of comic plays
including:- 'The Hotel' at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 for which
he had a key role and in 'Wardens' at the 2013 Fringe Festival.
The tour dates are as follows:-
► Saturday, 1 October 2016 - MAIDSTONE – The Hazlitt.
► Sunday, 2 October 2016 - SALFO– The Lowry.
► Thursday, 6 October 2016 - CAMBRIDGE – Junction.
► Friday, 7 October 2016 - GUILDFO– Glive.
► Saturday, 8 October 2016 - SOUTHE– Palace Theatre.
► Sunday, 9 October 2016 - HULL – Fruitspace.
► Thursday, 13 October 2016 - NOTTINGHAM – The Glee.
► Friday, 14 October 2016 - BROMSGROVE – Artrix.
► Saturday, 15 October 2016 - BA– Rondo.
► Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - LINCOLN – Engine Shed.
► Thursday, 20 October 2016 - NORWICH – Arts Centre.
► Friday, 21 October 2016 - MILLOM – Beggars Theatre.
► Saturday, 22 October 2016 - EGREMONT – Florence Mine
► Sunday, 23 October 2016 - LEEDS – Wardrobe.
► Monday, 24 October 2016 - CHELTENHAM – Town Hall.
► Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - CRAWLEY – Haw.
► Thursday, 27 October 2016 -
LIVERPOOL – The Slaughterhouse.
► Friday, 28 October 2016 - MAIDENHEAD – Nordon Farm.
► Saturday, 29 October 2016 - PETERBOROUGH – The Key
► Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - GLASGOW – Oran Mor.
► Thursday, 3 November 2016 - ABERDEEN – Le Monday,
► Sunday, 6 November 2016 - EDINBURGH – The Stand.
► Friday, 11 November 2016 - BIRMINGHAM – Mac.
► Saturday, 12 November 2016 - STOCKTON – Arc.
► Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - BRIGHTON – Komedia .
► Thursday, 17 November 2016 - BASINGSTOKE – The Forge
at The Anvil.
► Friday, 18 November 2016 - BRISTOL – The Comedy Box.
► Saturday, 19 November 2016 - LEAMINGTON SPA – Royal
► Sunday, 20 November 2016 - CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach.
► Thursday, 24 November 2016 - WOLVERHAMPTON – Civic
► Friday, 25 November 2016 - READING – Sou Street.
► Saturday, 26 November 2016 - SWANSEA – The Gra
► Sunday, 27 November 2016 - OXFO– The Glee.
► Sunday, 4 December 2016 - NEWCASTLE – The Stand.
► Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - ALDERSHOT – We E
► Thursday, 8 December 2016 - EXETER – Phoenix.
► Friday, 9 December 2016 - COVENTRY – Warwick Arts
► Saturday, 10 December 2016 - NEWBURY – New Greenham
► Sunday, 11 December 2016 - NEWPORT PAGNELL – The
► Monday, 12 December 2016 - LONDON – The Duchess