The latest news updates from Britain's premier live comedy bookers and stand-up agents, Mirth Control Comedy.
We are very pleased to announce that we have signed the wonderfully funny Sheraz Yousaf.
Please see the link HERE for his biography, videos and testimonials.
If you would like to book Sheraz for a live event, recording or casting, please contact Sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk Tel: 07854468092
"Natural Born Storytellers" is a monthly event run by Michael Kossew and Matt Price
The premise for this is simple. Namely that everyone has a story to tell.
This is a night that features guests from all walks of life telling true stories from their lives.
The next night will be on 16th July at The Camden Head from 8pm when the theme will be "Wasted".
For further information, please the the Facebook page here.
Iszi Lawrence is the host of The Z List Dead List - a monthly live comedy show about obscure characters from history.
Will you be remembered after you're dead? So many people from history are forgotten because they aren't related to a celebrity taking part in Who Do You Think You Are. Our shelves are packed with quirky, eccentric, mad, evil and fascinating people that are slowly being forgotten. The Z List Dead List brings them back to life before your very eyes.
At 4pm on 13th July at The Camden Head; Qi Elf Andrew Hunter Murray, historian Liz Lutgendorff and comedians Naomi Paxton and Alex Edelman compete to have their favourite obscure historical figure put on the Z List Dead List. Who wins? You decide!
Expect death, sex, swearing and mispronunciation all at tea time! Hosted by iszi lawrence.
'It's like a Horrible History for adults!'Wwatch the videos/find out more: www.zlistdeadlist.com
Pre-book your tickets here.
The brilliant Martin Davis is due to be visiting the UK from South Africa from July until the end of October.
"Hilarious....Davis whisks inconsequential exchanges into an electrified atmosphere...he makes it look to easy" (Chortle)
Please see his biography on our Artists page for further information.
if you would like to book Martin for a casting or event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Off the back of the popular nights held on the third Wednesday of each month at The Camden Head, Natural Born Storytellers will have a "Best Of" evening at The Lost Theatre in London on Sunday 5th October.
Natural Born Storytellers is raw, alternative storytelling that works on the premise that everyone has a story to tell.
This is an evening of real people from various walks of life telling short stories from their own experiences.
The content of their stories will vary considerably. Some will be funny, sad, life affirming or heart-warming - others perhaps ridiculous.
The only rules are that there is a narrative and that their stories are true.
(Matt Price & Michael Kossew - www.naturalbornstorytellers.org.uk)
For ticket reservations please visit www.thelosttheatre.co.uk or the link HERE
Miss London (aka London Hughes) will be appearing on Vinal Tap tomorrow night (25th May) at 10pm on ITV2.
Viral Tap is a new comedy panel game shown which is presented by Caroline Flack and stars regular panellists Matt Richardson, Carly Smallman and Jim Chapman as a side show presenter.
The show features viewers sending in viral videos which could earn them cash prizes.
A message from our friends and colleagues at London Calling. It is our pleasure to help and we echo thanks to the acts who have donated their time.
London Calling has been visiting Osijek on a regular bases, for more the three years now. In Belgrade we also had a couple of regular shows in recent years.
We brought Eddie Izzard to both cities and Dylan to Belgrade.
People in Slavonija and Belgrade love good comedy, we have always felt at home there.
We are coming again, in the time of need.
Osijek was spared the floods but the region of Slavonija was heavily affected. The Serbian town of Obrenovac near Belgrade was completely submerged.
With the great help of our friends from Mirth Control agency, and with the generous help of comedians Jeff Leach, Russell Hicks and Mike Sheer we are visiting Belgrade and Osijek in June to bring a bit of laughter and to help raise desperately needed funds for the areas hit by the floods.
Northern Bosnia is practically submerged, and heavy rain triggered landslides all over the country.
We hope that in September or October we are going to be able to put together a couple of humanitarian shows in Bosnia as well.
We are also going to spread the word across the comedy industry in the UK about needs for donations.
Watch Yianni TONIGHT on "Not The One Show" at 7PM on the London Live channel (Freeview 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159, YouView 8).
If you're not in the a London area you can watch it live on the web at www.londonlive.co.uk/TV
Iszi Lawrence will next be on the show on 28th May. Danny Buckler will be appearing on 13th June.
Please do tune in and support this new channel.
LONDON LIVE is a new 24 hour entertainment channel dedicated to the capital which launched on 31st March 2014.
Iszi Lawrence and Yianni are due to appear on their panel show "Not The One Show" at 7pm during April (22nd, 18th and 28th respectively).
"Not The One Show, hosted by broadcaster, former BBC commentator and print journalist, Louise Scodie, will bring Londoners a sideways, irreverent, inquisitive and unpredictable take on the headlines and talking points of the day.
The hour-long show will transmit live every evening throughout the week from 7pm bringing Londoners a daily dose of news and debate with some of the city's hottest comedians, writers, DJs and bloggers."
(London Live can be found at Freeview 8, Sky Channel 117, Virgin 159)
We are very proud to announce that Danny Buckler is now one of our managed artists.
Please see his profile on the Artists page here for more information.
If you would like to book Danny for a comedy night, casting or corporate event please contact Sarah on her e-mail/mobile shown in the footer below.
More than 60 comics, including Al Murray, James Acaster, Stuart Goldsmith and 10 Mirth Control acts are attempting to set a new record for the longest ever stand-up gig.
The effort is set to last 83 hours from 1pm on Saturday March 15 to the evening of Tuesday March 18 – beating the existing record by three hours.
The venue is The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth. Please see the link here for further information and the acts time slots
We are pleased to announce that Pierre Novellie is a nominee for Best Newcomer in the Chortle Awards 2014.
Gary Colman, Matt Price, Pierre Novellie and Kwame Asante will all be performing at the festival this month.
Gary's show "ChUNT" (the verb to grumble) will be on Sunday 9th February at Kayal.
Matt's show "Turkeygate" will be on Saturday 15th February at Hanson Hall.
Pierre and Kwame's show will be on Tuesday 18th February at The Belmont Hotel.
Further information on timings, venues and tickets can be found here).
London Hughes (AKA Miss London) is announced as a presenter on Scrambled! - ITVs first Saturday morning children's television programme in 10 years.
See this link for further details.
Matt Price was asked by Maverick TV this week to give advice on performing stand-up comedy for a show that will be aired later this year.
Following his Joke Advent Calendar our Colin Manford will be talking to Andrew Gilligan on LBC Radio on Christmas Day about what makes a good Yuletide gag.
Yianni Agisilaou will be appearing as a Wise Man in Channel 5's ident for their festive show, Craziest Christmas Lights
We will soon be meeting with our friends and partners at London Calling to talk about shows and events that are being planned for 2014. (See their Facebook page here).
Mirth Control have been the booker for London Calling's comedy club events since the partnership and concept was formed back in 2010. Together we have taken British comedians to audiences in the Balkan region and beyond. We have also given local comedians from that part of World the opportunity to perform at comedy clubs in the UK.
We look forward to an exciting year of working with them again.
Mirth Control are pleased to announced that we are now looking after the live bookings for the following artists:
Pierre Novellie - "Slick and slightly offbeat....sometimes redolent of Eddie Izzard"
Kwame Asante - "A charasmatic young stand-up...he's rapidy becoming a circuit favourite"
If you would like to book any of these artists for live performances, please contact email@example.com, Mobile: 07854 468092
For non-live bookings for these acts, please contact Andrew@ckproductions.co.uk, Tel: 020 3176 6974/3120, Mobile: 07866 580258
Here is a review of our very funny Colin Manford's one-man show called "Are You Niall's Brother?" from the Hull Comedy Festival.
If you would be interested in having Colin perform at your venue, festival or event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have just heard the terrible news about Felix Dexter passing away yesterday. We had a close association with him over many years and he was a great guy, a talented comic and a true professional.
My thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time for them all.
I had the pleasure of going over to do the Guernsey Comedy Festival with him for a three night run the year before last and we spent time together talking about the highs and lows of being a stand-up and swapping tales of life on the road. Fond memories indeed of a man who will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.
We're pleased to unveil our new website, which we hope you will agree is an easy-to-use resource to find out about our business.
Find out more about the comedy nights we book, our artists and our services, like casting for commercials, radio and television.
Please do have a look around.
Mirth Control is excited to be hosting the Mirth Control Showcase on Monday 14th October 2013 at The Soho Theatre.
Performing (eight minutes each) on the night will be 12 of our talented artists.
If you'd like to attend please contact us for an invite.
Mirth Control is pleased to announce that it has added two talented comedians to its books.
Gary Colman: Geordie funny man Gary Colman is a critically acclaimed, fresh new stand-up comedian.
Martin Evans: Described as having one of the finest comedy minds in the business, Martin Evans has a sense of humour that is intelligent and sophisticated.
Yianni is 'Thinking Big' at this year's Edinburgh Fringe - he has booked the 1,200 EICC venue for a one-night performance of his latest Edinburgh Show.
You can read more about this in the Edinburgh Evening News.