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As he reaches the end of his UK standup tour, the comic speaks about being a frustrated musician, what his family thinks of his shows and why he’s returning to the Perrier-winning role of the convicted country star
Hi Rich – tell us about the tour.
Well, it’s been the usual stalwart performances that I’m known for. I’ve only got a few weeks left, so I’m on to the last few dregs. Places like Redditch and Runcorn, places that don’t even have a Primark. That’s how devastated these places are.
Related: Rich Hall's Hoedown review – a loosely stitched hour of songs and improv
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- Paul Fleckney
The first stars have been announced for Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live 2015.
Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock , Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi and Warwick Davis complete the first line-up announcement, with more acts to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Comedy Gala will be recorded and aired as a two-hour special on Channel 4 later this year. This year's show is dedicated to the event's founder, talent agent Addison Cresswell, who passed away in December 2013.
The annual event is held to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Tim Johnson, »
Streaming video is a godsend if you want to catch up with recent seasons of TV series. But what's a TV fan to do who wants to stream older shows? Netflix has very little from before the millennium, and Amazon Prime has very little from before 1990.
That's not a knock; the big streaming services know their market. Still, it's worth remembering that Amazon's initial appeal as a bookseller was it's long-tail catalog, the notion that comprehensiveness was worthwhile because somebody somewhere would want that obscure or ancient title, that the markets for all those titles were collectively significant and worth catering to, and that the Internet had at last made it easier to connect those customers with what they wanted.
But until the big streaming services step into the long-tail breach, Shout Factory TV (at shoutfactorytv.com) is ready to make a home there. The boutique streaming service, which is free and requires no subscription, »
- Gary Susman
3 items from 2015
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