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The latest news updates from Britain's premier live comedy bookers and stand-up agents, Mirth Control Comedy.

Natural Born Storytellers at The Lost Theatre

Natural Born Storytellers at The Lost Theatre

 

Following the success of their monthly shows; Matt Price, Michael Kossew and guests will be at The Lost Theate on Sunday 5th October at 7.30pm performing the best of "Natural Born Storytellers". 

"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"

For details and bookings please see the link HERE

if you are an industry professional and would like to attend or gain further information, please contact sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk

 

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - Danny Buckler

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - Danny Buckler

What's Up What's On announced Danny's show is one of their Top 10 comedy picks of the Fringe

You can see what their article HERE 

You can also read a great review HERE.

His show "Punch" is on at the Festival until 25th August. All details can be found in the flier photo here for further information. 

 

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - Reviews for Gary Colman

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - Reviews for Gary Colman

 

We are very pleased to say that Gary has received lovely reviews for his show "ChUNT - The Verb To Grumble".

Please read the reviews  HERE and HERE and go along and see the show it you can.  

Dates, time and venue information can be found on the photo here. 

 

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - reviews for Matt Price

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - reviews for Matt Price

 

Comedian and Storyteller Matt Price has received fantastic reviews for his Edinburgh Festival show "The Maryhill Dinosaur"

You can read the review HERE , HERE and HERE.

If you would like any further information, please contact sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

 

We are very proud to announce that we are now looking after the brilliant Tim Clark. 

Please see his biography HERE

If you would like to book Tim for an event or casting please contact sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk or call her on 07854468092

Natural Born Storytellers at The Lost Theatre

Natural Born Storytellers at The Lost Theatre

 

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 

Iszi Lawrence - The Z List Dead List

Iszi Lawrence - The Z List Dead List

 

Iszi Lawrence is the host of The Z List Dead List - a monthly live comedy show about obscure characters from history.

Not everyone can go down in history… until now! Comedian Iszi Lawrence (***** Louder Than War) hosts a comedy show where four guest "historians" compete to have their favourite obscure figure from history put on The Z List Dead List. Who wins? You decide. Expect death, sex and swearing, all at tea time!

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.

This month Neil Denny (from Little Atoms), Helen Zaltzman (from Answer Me This), Sophia Blackwell (Author) and Simon Dunn (comedy writer) will compete to have their favourite obscure historical figure put on the Z List Dead List. Who wins? You decide!

'It's like a Horrible History for adults!'Watch the videos/find out more: www.zlistdeadlist.com

At 5pm on 10th August at The Camden Head.  Pre-book your tickets HERE 

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - John Fleming Article Featuring Matt Price

Edinburgh Festival 2014 - John Fleming Article Featuring Matt Price

 

Matt Price is at the Festival with his show "The Maryhill Dinosaur" and he met up with John Fleming there yesterday. 

John is a prolific daily blogger - as well as a writer, producer and director. Please see his article HERE.  

If you are a comedy fan and don't currently subscribe to Johns blog, please do! 

 

Yianni at the Edinburgh Festival

Yianni at the Edinburgh Festival

 

Yianni has decided to take a year off from the Fringe. What's he gonna do instead?

Go to Edinburgh!

....But only for a week. 

Catch an hour of this 2013 Three Weeks Editor's Award Winner's best bits and banter! NOMINATED – Amused Moose Laughter Award 'Stunningly Good'- **** Scotsman

Monday 11th @14:25 Canons' Gait - 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ
Monday 11th @19:30 Liquid Room - 9C Victoria Street, EH1 2HE

Tuesday 12th @13:15 Canons' Gait - 232 Canongate, EH8 8DQ
Tuesday 12th @18:20 Cabaret Voltaire - 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR

Wednesday 13th @14:35 Cabaret Voltaire - 36 Blair Street, EH1 1QR
Wednesday 13th @19:00 Southsider - 3/5/7 Richmond Street, EH8 9EF

Thursday 14th @14:10 Ciao Roma - 64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS

Mirth Control Sign Steve N Allen

Mirth Control Sign Steve N Allen

 

We are proud to announce that we have signed Steve N Allen.

As well as being a great stand-up, Steve is also a talented writer and Radio presenter.

Please see his biography and details on our Artists page.

He will be at the Edinburgh Festival from 4-23 August with his topical news show "Some News". The venue is Dropkick Murphy's (venue 289) and the shoe starts at 5.15pm.

if you would like to book Steve for an event or casting, please contact Sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk Tel: 07854468092

Sheraz Yousaf -

Sheraz Yousaf - "You Can't Talk To Me Like That.."

 

His next regular 1 hour show (with a secret special guest) will be on 19th August

Venue: The Comedy Pub - 7 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE

Tickets are available online HERE or on the door. 

Doors open 7pm for an 8pm start.

Mirth Control new signing - Sheraz Yousaf

Mirth Control new signing - Sheraz Yousaf

 

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

Natural Born Storytellers

"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.

 

Martin Davis in the UK

Martin Davis in the UK

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 sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk

Miss London on Viral Tap

Miss London on Viral Tap

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. 

London Calling Benefit Show for Humanitarian Aid

London Calling Benefit Show for Humanitarian Aid

 

 

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.

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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.

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Yianni - Live tonight at 7pm

Yianni - Live tonight at 7pm

 

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.

Mirth Control Acts on London Live

Mirth Control Acts on London Live

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) 

Danny Buckler joins Mirth Control

Danny Buckler joins Mirth Control

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.

Guinness World Record attempt - 83 Hour Comedy Gig

Guinness World Record attempt - 83 Hour Comedy Gig

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 

Scrambled!

Scrambled!

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.

Colin Manford on LBC Radio

Colin Manford on LBC Radio

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.

Mirth Control and London Calling

Mirth Control and London Calling

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.

Two Exciting Acts

Two Exciting Acts

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 sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk, Mobile: 07854 468092

For non-live bookings for these acts, please contact Andrew@ckproductions.co.uk,                                 Tel: 020 3176 6974/3120, Mobile: 07866 580258

Hull Comedy Festival - Colin Manford review

Hull Comedy Festival - Colin Manford review

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 sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk

 

Felix Dexter

Felix Dexter

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.

Geoff Whiting

Mirth Control launches new website

Mirth Control launches new website

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 Showcase

Mirth Control Showcase

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 new signings

Mirth Control new signings

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!

Yianni is Thinking Big!

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.