Comedian Stewart Lee to perform 80s routine at Nightingales gig in Portsmouth

FUNNYMAN Stewart Lee has been announced as the support act for The Nightingales ahead of their gig in Portsmouth.

Gigs and Music
Dara O Briain with student Naomi Clark

Portsmouth students party with comedian Dara O Briain

COMEDIAN Dara O Briain partied with a group of students from the University of Portsmouth over the weekend after his gig in the city.

Rich Hall Picture: John Zumpano

American comedian Rich Hall to visit Portsmouth as part of UK tour

THE DISMANTLING of the tenuous relationship between the UK and America features as part of one talented comedian’s UK tour, which hits Portsmouth next week.

The podcast's hosts, Alice Levine, Jamie Morton and James Cooper

World-beating podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno is set to visit Portsmouth

WHEN writer Jamie Morton agreed to proofread the first instalment of his father’s novel he was expecting a swashbuckling tale of pirates gliding the seven seas.


7 of Sir Ken Dodd's best one-liners

Tributes have been paid to legendary comedian Sir Ken Dodd after he passed away aged 90.


Sir Ken Dodd: Portsmouth tributes paid to ‘really lovely’ late comedian

COMEDY lovers have united to remember legendary performer Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90.

Ken Dodd. Picture: Wiki Commons

NATIONAL: Stars pay tribute to late comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd

SHOWBUSINESS stars have united to remember legendary performer Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90.

Simon Wilson will be hoping to make his mark at the Guildhall

Portsmouth comedy competition is ‘an enormous opportunity’

COMEDIANS from across the region are busy preparing their best jokes as an annual competition makes its return next week.


Funny-man Ross Noble to perform at Portsmouth Guildhall in 2018

ONE OF the nation’s favourite comedians is set to visit the city as he returns to his stand-up roots.

Alistair McGowan

Alistair McGowan and more added to line-up for first Big Mouth Comedy Festival at Portsmouth Guildhall

A HOST of top names has been added to the impressive bill for the first instalment of a star-studded city comedy festival.

Russell Kane

You’re having a laugh! Portsmouth Guildhall to host new two-day Big Mouth Comedy Festival

THERE are big laughs in store for comedy fans as Portsmouth gets a new two-day comedy festival.

Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter: ‘All you have to give is an honest opinion about anything and someone, somewhere will be offended’

In the second decade of the 21st century, it almost seems you’re no-one unless you’re being offended about something.

Ricky Gervais

Comedy superstar Ricky Gervais announces Portsmouth Guildhall date on first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years

COMIC Ricky Gervais has today announced a date in Portsmouth as part of his first worldwide stand-up tour in seven years.


Comedy written by chancellor of the University of Portsmouth coming to the city

A PLAY written by the chancellor of the University of Portsmouth is coming to the city.

Wilko Johnson at The Wedgewood Rooms Picture: Paul Windsor

The Wedgewood Rooms strengthens ties to the community through its new business status

RENOWNED live entertainment venue, The Wedgewood Rooms, has recently taken on a new status which will allow it to forge closer ties to the community and access to funds which could help safeguard its future.

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Lucy Porter

‘Aw, it’s all right love, it all works out in the end...’

Comic Lucy Porter has found herself living a life her teenage self might not have approved of, but she’s quite happy with that.

Glenn Ford at The Star pub in Gosport   Picture: Blitz Photography

Gosport entertainer Glenn Ford set to celebrate anniversary in memory of Norman Wisdom

PROUD Glenn Ford is marking his 40th year in the showbiz industry with a 170-mile walk to a pub named after a comedy legend.

Roy Chubby Brown confirms Hampshire show in UK tour

Roy Chubby Brown confirms Hampshire show in UK tour

Britain’s crudest comedian is heading to Hampshire.

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on stage as The Stotts

Prepare for some poignant moments as Vic and Bob hit Portsmouth

Attempting to interview Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer at the same time is a little like herding cats. With years of riffing off each other, the pair fly off at tangents all over the place, finish each other’s sentences and periodically collapse into giggles.

Wayne the Weird

WTW – the master of stupidity brings his comedy to the Dockyard

Things could have been very different if Wayne The Weird had had another car when he was starting out in his career.

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