AVALON AUTUMN 2012 LINE-UP
TV, DVDs & LIVE STAND-UP SHOWS
RUSSELL HOWARD'S GOOD NEWS
Thursdays at 9pm from 27th September (BBC Three), BBC Three’s most successful entertainment series, returns for a seventh series this autumn. Since the show debuted in 2009, cumulative ratings have grown from 1.7 million to over 5 million a week, including BBC iPlayer, on which Russell Howard’s Good News is regularly the most watched show across all BBC channels. This series RUSSELL will once again be offering up an energetic look at global goings-on and finding his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 newspapers from around the world and over a thousand news clips.
RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS BEST OF SERIES 2: 24th September (4DVD)
Russell Howard’s Good News is BBC Three’s most successful entertainment show. Since the show debuted in 2009, cumulative ratings have grown from 1.7 million to over 5 million a week, including BBC iPlayer, on which Russell Howard’s Good News is regularly the most watched show across all BBC channels. This feature-length DVD brings you the best bits from Series Two together with previously unseen extras. RUSSELL’s unique take on the world gives the big and bizarre news topics a refreshingly positive and hilarious spin. This follow up to the bestselling Best Of Series 1 DVD offers you his energetic and original perspective on those stories which have dominated the headlines, as well as those that are rather more weird and wonderful.
AL MURRAY THE ONLY WAY IS EPIC: 19th November (Universal Pictures)
Good things come in threes - the Jubilee, the Olympics and now THE PUB LANDLORD’S brand new tour: The Only Way Is Epic. This year the Guv is all about legacy - he wants a tour to show that yes, we can all make a difference, go the distance. Tackling the Euro, Why Kids Don’t Know The Meaning Of Hard Work, Saying The Unsayable, Scots Independence and the Delicate Balance of Supply and Demand, the Guv's tour will reboot you as parents, sort you out as kids, set you free as citizens. Ambitious? yes. Epic? certainly. This latest live DVD of epic proportions will be recorded during his 2012 The Only Way is Epic Tour.
LEE NELSON STAND-UP DVD: 19th November (Universal DVD)
LEE NELSON, the legend behind BBC Three's smash-hit comedy series, unleashes the full force of his hilarious stand-up live to DVD for the first time. Filmed at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on his sensational sell-out Lee Nelson Live tour, this show is an unmissable mix of banter, games and gags, making it unlike any other live stand-up. Strap yourself in for almost 2 hours of unstoppable entertainment as LEE rips in to the crowd, chats up the ladies, pulls punters into the action and raises the roof with his laugh-out-loud tales of life. All accompanied by LEE’s best mate and ‘fat legend’ Omelette. Qwaliteeeee!!!
HARRY HILL’S CREAM OF TV BURP: 26th November (ITV DVD)
This autumn sees the release of HARRY HILL’s Cream of TV Burp, a new DVD packed with the most memorable clips, skits and quips from the archives of the four-time BAFTA-winning show. The new release gives Burp fans their last chance to own exclusive unseen footage and out-takes from the big-collared comedian’s inimitable take on the goings-on in soapland, reality TV and drama.
AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD - THE ONLY WAY IS EPIC TOUR: 8th September - 15th December
Good things come in threes - the Jubilee, the Olympics and now THE PUB LANDLORD’S brand new tour: The Only Way Is Epic. This year the Guv is all about legacy - he wants a tour to show that yes, we can all make a difference, go the distance. Tackling the Euro, Why Kids Don’t Know The Meaning Of Hard Work, Saying The Unsayable, Scots Independence and the Delicate Balance of Supply and Demand, the Guv's tour will reboot you as parents, sort you out as kids, set you free as citizens. Ambitious? yes. Epic? certainly.
CHRIS RAMSEY FEELING LUCKY: 12th September - 21st December
This autumn Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, CHRIS RAMSEY brings his hugely anticipated new show, Feeling Lucky to venues nationwide. This will be CHRIS’s biggest ever live tour following his complete sell-out 2012 spring tour, Offermation. The 57 date tour starts on the 12th September and includes a Soho Theatre run. CHRIS will also be starring in the new six-part comedy series for BBC Two Hebburn alongside VIC REEVES, scheduled to air on 18th October.
JENNY ECLAIR ECLAIRIOUS: 29th September - 12th December
JENNY ECLAIR is back on the road with a brand new stand-up tour Eclairious, following the success of her sell-out 2010 tour, Old Dog, New Tricks, which was extended due to popular demand. The 38 date tour starts on the 29th September. This summer JENNY released her third novel Life, Death & Vanilla Slices to critical acclaim.
ROB DELANEY: 1st - 6th October
ROB DELANEY, who became famous in the USA through the power of Twitter, has sold out his UK debut show at Soho Theatre, making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history. Having built up nearly half a million followers on Twitter, ROB won the 2012 award for “Funniest Person on Twitter” at the second annual Comedy Central Comedy Awards in the US, beating comedy stalwarts STEVE MARTIN and STEPHEN COLBERT. Subsequently, it took fewer than 140 characters and just one hour for his loyal legion of fans to snap up the 900 tickets made available for the six dates in October.
RICHARD HERRING - TALKING COCK 2 - THE SECOND COMING: 7th October 2012 - 1st June
RICHARD HERRING takes to the road once more to find out all about men and their spam javelins, in this reworking of his smash-hit 2002 show, Talking Cock. It's an object of shame and pride; it can inspire laughter and fear; it's a symbol of power, yet it's incredibly fragile and weak; it can be a pound of flesh or an ounce of winkles, it can be used to express both love and hate; it creates life, it can condemn us to death... and it can do wees as well. How can one tiny flap of sponge and sinew be all these things?
RUSSELL KANE - POSTURING DELIVERY: 15th October - 4th May
Hot on the heels of hosting BBC Three’s brand new hit late-night comedy series, Live at the Electric and co-presenting Britain Unzipped (BBC Three), the multi-award-winning comedian RUSSELL KANE announces a brand new live stand-up tour for 2012. Posturing Delivery will see RUSSELL question whether he will be one of the guys who never has a baby? And why this is not a 'male subject'? He plans to give birth, live on stage, then raise it… in front of you.
LEE NELSON LIVE: 29th October - 5th December
Due to overwhelming popular demand LEE NELSON, star of BBC Three’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, is extending his nationwide stand-up tour for a second time by a further 27 shows, including London’s IndigO2, taking the total number of dates to a massive 88. Lee Nelson Live sees LEE travelling the country with his best mate and ‘fat legend’ Omelette, entertaining the public with a night of jokes, banter and games. The second extension of the tour kicks off on the 29th October. Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show was a breakout hit for BBC Three, winning consolidated viewing figures of over 2 million per episode. LEE will be returning to our screens in brand new sketch show Well Funny People, where he will be joined by numerous new characters such as reality sensation and star of "The Only Way Is Macclesfield”, Gary Sedgemore, plus culinary inspiration from the Geordie Kitchen, mixing masterclasses from the Club DJ and an interesting line in school discipline from the Gangsta Head.
GREG DAVIES THE BACK OF MUM’S HEAD: 3rd October - 14th December
This autumn GREG DAVIES, star of BAFTA-winning TV series and hit film The Inbetweeners, is to embark on a brand new national stand-up tour - The Back of My Mum’s Head. Beginning 3rd October, the 47-date tour will see GREG play venues nationwide until 13th December including the Hammersmith Apollo on the 17th November.