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Dara O Briain chats to us about tough gigs, writing books, touring, and comedy...
Dara O Briain's latest stand-up show, Crowd Tickler, makes it onto DVD this week, having already enjoyed a digital release. It's an excellent show, and a week or two back - just as the UK leg of his tour was drawing to a close - we got the chance to speak with the man himself about it. Here's how it went...
I caught a really good Ed Byrne gig the other week. And what impressed me about it most is that it's a long time since I've seen a comedian have to battle uphill for a good hour and a half against as dead a crowd as I've seen in a long time.
Yeah. A Tuesday night in a place you have to drive to. Not a very giving crowd.
Clear eyes, full hearts, no auto-tune... Friday Night Lights is getting the musical treatment, y'all. We repeat: Fnl: The Musical is happening. "Every day counts. One night matters," The Fnl Musical account tweeted on Tuesday. "The Unauthorized #FNLMusical is coming to La in 2016!" Go on, feel all the feelings while queuing up "Explosions in the Sky" on your phone. We'll wait. From the masterminds behind the summer's one-night-only hit production of The Unauthorized O.C. Musical comes The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical, which we're hearing will premiere in late spring or early summer (date and venue to be announced later). Dillon, here we come! Oh »
Chances are you’ve only briefly dabbled in Fallout 4’s settlement functions, as although there’s enough depth within to warrant an entire standalone game of micro-management and endless creativity, the game itself does a terrible job of actually telling you how everything works.
From the off it’s up to you to track down the character Sturges once you get to Sanctuary, as by continually interacting with him you’ll get walked through the barest essentials in establishing your first safe zone. Even this process is something Fallout 4 doesn’t draw any attention to – instead preferring to scream “Go on! Build!” as you inevitably dart off to complete a million other tasks instead – meaning it’s over to the fans and articles like this, to truly realise the mode’s potential.
If you find yourself asking “But why would I bother with any of this?” after such a flash-in-the-pan introduction, »
- Scott Tailford
A fan of punk rock has a bonus for his friends ... he can blow his nose in the key of C. The fan isn't happy about it ... in fact, he's suing the band Vanna for musical assault. Eric Quiros was enjoying the punk band's performance at Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip back in 2013. Eric says without warning a guitar flew through the air and struck him smack in the face. According to the lawsuit, »
- TMZ Staff
Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who's obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.
We made it, we finally reached the last chapter in the Hunger Games cinematic saga. Was it worth the trip? Well, that would depend on how invested you are in the story. For someone with a mild (at best) investment in the series, this film felt like a task in patience.
We pick up right where Mockingjay Part 1 left off. And, why shouldn't we? The last entry was a long slow walk through the forest of "we'll get there next movie, »
- Tyler Richardson
Movie Week popped its corn and Sunday’s results show brought a double elimination. Who went home and missed their chance to board the tour bus?
“This is not the end of the journey.” Because the X Factor Liveblog will return next week, with Stuart Heritage back, back and indeed back. Guffaws guaranteed. Sweet, sweet commenters - thanks for being gentle with your humble stand-in and for being very funny indeed.
Monica’s a goner! Get your coat, love. Oh, you already have. Put it on then.
Anton’s “extra bit of passion” has saved him. Olly got so confused he nearly sent Monica home. You had one job. One job.
Grimmy’s saving Anton. Rita isn’t. Cheryl isn’t either, so it’s down to Cowell. Send it to deadlock, maaaaate.
Anton’s no Hucknall, but he’s better than Monica. »
- Hannah Verdier
Samuel Brace calls for an end to video game adaptations…
Name a good video game to movie adaptation. Go on, name one. Name one bona fide hit with both critics and fans that’s source was a video game. Coming up short? That’s okay, it was an impossible task. There are of course some that are more enjoyable than others but the truth of the matter is that there are zero adaptations of this type that can be called a real success. So why do they continue to get made? What is with this furious determination to find a hit? And do we even need one? Do we even want one?
It was announced this past week that CD Projekt Red franchise The Witcher would be the next property to undergo this rather fruitless process. Now, The Witcher games were themselves an adaptation of a novel series, but transferring »
- Samuel Brace
Rashida Jones’ new police comedy has already copped a second season, well ahead of its January 2016 debut.
RelatedClipped Comedy Cancelled at TBS
TBS announced on Thursday that Angie Tribeca has been renewed for a 10-episode Season 2 — or as its press release joked, the pick-up is for “season 2-11, each of which consists of one episode.”
The new comedy’s 10-episode freshman order will unspool all at once, opening a commercial-free, 25-hour marathon, on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c.
Season 2 will then roll out all old-school style — weekly! — starting Monday, Jan. 25 at 8:30 pm.
RelatedAmerican Dad! Renewed for Two Seasons at »
The teams were tasked with writing and designing a children’s book. Who had a happily-ever-after – and whose dreams of success did a huffing-and-puffing Lord Sugar blow down?
Someone please buy a copy and post a Tumblr of it. I don’t want to waste my precious cash but I’m happy for one of you to, in the common interest.
There we have it. Writing and selling a children’s book should take no longer than a day. Don’t let the so called publishing professionals tell you otherwise.
And then there were 13. This is almost an Agatha Christie dinner party. Bring on the murders.
Next week, the baker’s dozen of dolts are given a new challenge involving bushes as far as I can see. No specifics but one of them definitely gets fired and possibly more than one.
Charleine is just »
- Julia Raeside
The X Factor kicks off its live shows this weekend, but do you know what it's missing? 2 Shoes. Ever since the Essex duo burst onto our screens back in 2011 they've held a special place in our hearts, so we decided that the best thing to do would be to get their verdict on this year's acts (minus late addition and wildcard Monica Michael).
Alright, so the pair (also known as Lucy Texeira and Charley Bird) squealed "love them!" about literally every single hopeful on the show - they're basically Brucie going "you're my favourite". But they also had plenty to say about who could be first out, who could win, who could be a third Shoe and much more:
Charley: "Oh, they're so cute."
Lucy: "Are they all sisters? See, I think that's great. And their harmonies are really tight. And you can tell because they are sisters, »
A few months ago, stand-up comedian Andy Ritchie was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In an effort to help cover his costly medical bills, close friend Daniel Tosh made the most of his celebrity status by promoting a GoFundMe page that quickly racked more than $47,000 in donations. Then, Tosh took matters into his own hands by auctioning off some of the props from his show, Tosh.0, that turned into an extra $25,000.
With Ritchie needing $250,000, however, Tosh didn't stop there. Instead, he did what any reasonable friend would do: Hop on »
All for one. And one for all. It's October 20, 2015. Do you know what that means? It's the 20th anniversary of the release date of Now and Then, which hit theaters on October 20, 1995. Go on, we'll give you a minute to reflect/feel old/go find your copy of the movie. At a 20th anniversary screening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 16, producers Suzanne and Jennifer Todd, writer Marlene King (who now runs a little show you may have heard of: Pretty Little Liars), stars Thora Birch (Teeny!) and Devon Sawa (Scott Wormer!) revealed juicy behind-the-scenes secrets that will have fans of the iconic film knocking three times on the ceiling. E! News was on the scene and »
Lord Sugar summoned Team Connexus and Team Versatile to create a new brand and a marketing campaign. What could go right?
So, two corporate corpses strew the business super highway and we’re only two episodes in. The body count is only going to rise from here on in. Do you have the stomach for it?
Because I’ll be back here next Wednesday to basically type all of this again. Join me!
Back at chump HQ, the wallies eat pasta and await the return of their “friends”. There’s a lot of American whooping but they’re all aware that their corporate death is but weeks away. It’s like life, isn’t it?
We all end up on the receiving end of the firing finger, one way or another. Oh my god we’re all going to die!!!
How about them apples. »
- Julia Raeside
There's a moment near the halfway mark of the child-soldier drama Beasts of No Nation where our young hero, an African preteen-turned-rebel-army-killing-machine named Adu, is being prepped for battle. An older boy pulls out a knife and cuts the youngster's forehead; he then rubs a powdery substance into the gash. As the group's leader, a charismatic destroyer of souls known simply as Commandant (played by The Wire's Idris Elba), leads them toward their destination, the visuals begin to change: plants take on a rusty blood-red hue, the earth they »
I once passingly thought I saw a ghost. It wasn’t, I was just startled by my hair. It’s with the greatest of credit to Liam Clarke, a storyteller and sort of ghost buster, to almost convince me that ghosts and ghouls exist. In partnership with Guillermo Del Toro’s psychosexual gothic horror Crimson Peak, I had the opportunity to discover the sinister secrets of London’s past- of which most included stabbings and streets filled with excrement-before visiting Greenwich’s most haunted manor.
Beginning at Cleopatra’s Needle, our tour guide Liam Clarke (soon to be seen as a beardy Viking in the upcoming season of Vikings) weaved a tale of suicide and mistaken identity. It seems as if the landmark was, and sadly still is, a suicide »
- Luke Owen
As if Strictly Come Dancing wasn't sparkly enough, it's time to inject some of the magic of Hollywood - that's right, it's Movie Week! The celebs and their partners will be boogying on down to some classic tunes from cinema, but who will come out on top?
We'll be here hoping for some serious movie-level drama, so grab the popcorn and join us from 6.20pm when the show begins and we'll bring you all the action.
20:25Right, that's it for tonight's show! Who was your favourite? Who do you think will be in the dance-off tomorrow? Let us know all your thoughts below and stick with DS for all the Strictly coverage you need...
20:19Right, here's the leaderboard - Jay is right up at the top followed by Kellie and Helen. Down at the bottom is Carol, with Anthony and Ainsley making up the bottom three. And get dialling/clicking, »
The first time you see Idris Elba in the child-soldier drama Beasts of No Nation, he's emerging out of the jungle brush, cutting through the middle of an army of tiny, machete-and-machine-gun-wielding tweens. Clad in a beret and an outfit that might be characterized as "military dictator summer-casual," he strides up to the young boy at the center of this crowd and asks "Who brought this thing here?" in a booming voice. It's a proper movie entrance, bold and brash, immediately establishing the man known only as "Commandant" as a charismatic, »
Danny Boyle is smiling and talking very, very, very excitedly. This is not unusual; in fact, an infectiously enthusiastic state combined with a mile-a-minute manner of speaking appears to be the 58-year-old filmmaker's default mode. He's just been asked a stock question, yet he's positively beaming as he winds his way through tangents about Silicon Valley, Shakespeare, Seth Rogen's sense of humor, and why it's easier to get extras to show up in San Francisco "for the price of a sandwich." Eventually, he arrives at an answer, somehow perfectly sticking the landing. »
Can't wait for The Hateful Eight and Bone Tomahawk? Then we have the perfect movie for you to pass the time while you wait for these two Westerns to arrive in theaters later this year. The Timber makes it's debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD today, October 6th. We have an exciting, action-packed clip from this adventure. The film is directed by Anthony O'Brien and stars Josh Peck and James Ransone.
Set against the harsh backdrop of the 1898 Yukon, Josh Peck (Josh Peck) and James Ransone (James Ransone) are fighting to survive the harsh wintery landscape in this apocalyptic Western-thriller arriving from Well Go USA Entertainment. In the Wild West, two brothers embark on a journey to collect a bounty in a desperate attempt to save their home. But what they find along the way is more than they bargained for. The Timber also stars Elisa Lasowski, Mark Caven and David Bailie. »
In ABC’s latest attempt to give Last Man Standing a timeslot buddy, Ken Park is portrayed as a horny husband, an overprotective father for all of the wrong reasons, and a doctor who thinks all of his patients are “whiny, complainy bitches.”
RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 44 Returning Favorites!
With that last bit in mind, it should come as no surprise that in Friday’s premiere, the titular doc comes to face »
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