Comics from across the pond


One of Canada’s best-loved comics will headline Birmingham’s Glee Club during an action-packed week of events at the city centre venue.

Funnyman Alan Davies is on his way to town


It’s a long way from Whitstable Labour Club to winning a BAFTA and becoming a mainstay on the nation’s TV screens. But funnyman Alan Davies has made that journey, having started his stand-up career in those less-than-salubrious surrounds.

Lucy Porter: Not short of big gags


Vertically-challenged British comedian Lucy Porter will bring her new show to the MET Studio, at Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre, tomorrow.

Review: Bruce Forsyth, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth on stage at Symphony Hall in Birmingham last night – ‘I am pretty good for my age’

‘A bit of singing, a bit of dancing, a little bit of piano and an awful lot of laughter, I hope’ is showbiz legend Sir Bruce Forsyth’s description of his latest live show – but it is also a little more.

Well good nights out for comedy

lee nelson

Live at the Apollo star Lee Nelson will bring Dr Bob, Jason Bent and other famous friends to Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall tonight and Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Sunday.

Review: The Office, Dudley Little Theatre

The cast of The Office, at Dudley Little Theatre, including Dave Hutchins as the cringeworthy boss David Brent, front

The antics of self-styled ‘chilled out entertainer’ and cringeworthy paper firm boss David Brent had a Black Country audience in stitches as an amateur drama group recreated three classic sitcom episodes.