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Stand up Comedy: Russell Brand's first world comedy tour "Messiah Complex"

Russell Brand's first world comedy tour "Messiah Complex"

Russell Brand announced his first world stand-up tour called “Messiah Complex” based on the mental disorder which makes you think that you are the messiah. There will be a lot of jokes about religion, social figures and sex, of course. Brand dedicates his tour to Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcom X and Jesus who are his main subjects.

Stand up Comedy: Russell Brand tours in Canada this summer

Russell Brand tours in Canada this summer

Russell Brand brings his tour to Canada this summer. Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa are included in his tour dates after his last Australian and U.S tour. Now, the actor and comedian hosts his own late-night show “Brand X”on FX network and is preparing for a second season. Later this year we will get to see him in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, “The Hauntepreneur”.

Stand up Comedy: Reginal D Hunters goes back on tour. Next stop: Northampton

Reginal D Hunters goes back on tour. Next stop: Northampton

After his UK sell-out tours and sell-out season at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Reginal D Hunter comes back on the road for more great humor. He will come at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton this Thursday.

Stand up Comedy: John Pinette ends first tour leg with five shows on Marco Island this week

John Pinette ends first tour leg with five shows on Marco Island this week

John Pinette is on his “Still Hungry” tour since February and almost finishing the first leg. He wants to escape from the big arenas and to end the first tour part in an intimate location like Off the Hook Comedy Club, in Marco Island. This week he will perform five shows.

Stand up Comedy: Milton Jones stops in Croydon for comedy tour show. Now he talks about about life and career

Milton Jones stops in Croydon for comedy tour show. Now he talks about about life and career

Milton Jones is the winner of Perrier Best Newcomer Award, Sony Award and British Comedy Award. His comedy style is based on one-line punches delivered in an edgy style. Jones has had many shows on BBC Radio 4 and is a recurring guest panelist on “Mock the Week”.

He often tours across UK and now he is bringing his new show “On the Road” to Croydon on Nov 23 as part of another national tour.

In a www.Croydonguardian.com.uk interview, the comedian speaks about his life and career.

So you wanted to be an actor?

Yes, but no-one else wanted me to - well I didn’t have much work at the time. But the thing about stand-up is that if you have the bottle you can get up and do it if you want. So I gave it a try. My first few attempts weren’t great but I was arrogant enough to keep going. When it began to work I noticed that unlike acting, you didn’t have to rehearse or share the laughs with anyone else. But also unlike acting if it went wrong there was no-one else to blame.

So how did you end up doing one-liners?

I’ve always had a short concentration span. I think I appeal to other people who have short concentration spans. (Not that they will have read this far.) I think if a one-liner succeeds you put a tiny but entertaining cartoon in peoples’ heads.

What’s it like being on Mock the Week?

It’s a bit like doing a comedy exam in public. The hardest part is to get a word in when other people are talking. But next series I will be distracting people with my lucky klaxon.

You’ve been around a while now – how has the comedy scene changed during your career?

Stand-up is much bigger now, but also less risky and inventive than it used to be. When I started there was an act called the Iceman who brought a giant block of ice on stage and melted it with a blowtorch while shouting weak puns about ice. Okay, he’d be unlikely to sell out the O2 Arena but the circuit has lost some of its tin-pot charm. Also all the reality competitions mean audiences often see things in terms of ‘who won?’ rather than just enjoying the variety of a show.

What’s the best or the worst heckle you’ve ever had?

Once when I was on stage someone shouted ‘What is this?’. It was a philosophical heckle really. I didn’t know what to reply. It was too big a question for me to answer. In a way I’d like to have ended the show then and there. But we all carried on like idiot.

What else have you been up to this year?

I spent three weeks in New Zealand in the spring. It was excellent as it is a lovely place and its still 1995 over there, which meant I could do all my old jokes. I’ve also been doing a few panel games and trying to think of TV ideas. My diary this summer seems to be full of festivals. These days any town that can get hold of a marquee and microphone seems to have a comedy tent.

Any plans for the future?

After On the Road I would like to do more TV acting, have my own TV show and maybe be in a film. Then I would like to own a castle, a small city and so on until eventually I have an empire that stretches from West London to the outskirts of China. But to be honest it’s more likely to be the same round of radio, TV panel games and odd visits to arts centers.

Stand up Comedy: Dustin Kaufman stops in Bay City with Weediculous comedy tour

Dustin Kaufman stops in Bay City with Weediculous comedy tour

Comedian Dustin Kaufman will be on State Theatre stage for some traditional comedy show and also will tour across Bay City for his documentary “Weediculous”. “This idea of doing a comedy tour and documenting it. It did start with a pot tour, telling about weed. But then I thought, `Let's do something real.' I've always been a political comic. It's a cause I believe in and it's a cause a lot of people believe in. We've had an overwhelming amount of support,“ he said.

He has L.A, Seattle and Ann Arbor as well on his city list.

Stand up Comedy: Lee Evans announced 2014 Stand-Up Tour

Lee Evans announced 2014 Stand-Up Tour

The British comedian Lee Evans announced a U.K and Ireland tour for 2014. Actor and writer is having 51-nights performances in some of the biggest arenas and, as 2011’s Roadrunner was a sell-out show, we expect the same. He looks evil and he will have no soul when it comes to making you laugh.

Lee Evans is not only lout, hot, sweaty and energetic comedian. He appeared on “There’s Something About Mary”, “The Fifth Element”, “The Martins” and has his own sitcom in 2001 called “So What Now?” His skills go even further as Evans is also a musician. He plays guitar, bass guitar, piano, mandolin, ukulele and drums.

Stand up Comedy: Kamau Bell hits the road with Totally Biased Tour

Kamau Bell hits the road with Totally Biased Tour

The African-American stand-up comic Walter Kamau Bell is hitting the road with “Totally Biased” tour.

The ten-city stand-up tour will feature the “totally Biased” writing team as well. Bell is just one of many comics from the rotating lineup. Kevin Avery, Guy Branum, Janine Brito, Kevin Kataoka, Dwayne Kennedy, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna Nancherla will perform after Bell’s stop in Los Angeles (at Largo on Saturday, July 20).

Stand up Comedy: Sean Lock to perform at York Barbican. Again

Sean Lock to perform at York Barbican. Again

The British Comedy Award winner Sean Lock comes back on May 28 to perform at York Barbican. It is the second time this month when he comes with Purple Van Man Tour so there is a limited number of tickets available.

Stand up Comedy: Bob's Burgers cast members hit the road with first comedy tour

Bob's Burgers cast members hit the road with first comedy tour

The cast of our beloved animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” is coming near you with the first-ever comedy tour, Bob’s Burger’s Live! will stop in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco from May 6 through May 11. The cast will perform variety shows, stand-up comedy blends, fan Q&A, Bob’s table reads and some glimpses at the upcoming episodes.

Stand up Comedy: Tim Allen Stand-Up Tour

Tim Allen Stand-Up Tour

Tim Allen brings an adult-only stand-up tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on July 25. We are used to him doing child-friendly movies and a general audience’s man but, this time, Allen gives a piece of advice about this upcoming stand-up tour: “Leave the kids home with a babysitter, and enjoy a night out with the Comedian Next Door.”

Stand up Comedy: Lewis Black - "The Rant is Due" Comedy Tour

Lewis Black - "The Rant is Due" Comedy Tour

Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black will make an appearance at the Osage Event Center on Sept. 28. The show is for an 18+ audience.

Black is currently on “The Rant Is Due," 2013 stand-up tour heading to U.S., Europe, New Zealand and Canada. His first show will be on May, 9th at Murat Theatre, Old National Centre in Indianapolis.

Stand up Comedy: WWE champion Mick Foley begins UK stand up tour

WWE champion Mick Foley begins UK stand up tour

The former WWE champion recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Mick Foley is also a bestselling author and now a stand-up comedian, embarking on his debut UK tour.

His one-man show includes any kind of jokes and punchlines. Most important, no heckler dares to insult a 6ft 2in, 20 stone hulk and wrestling champion so his shows will be clean and you will laugh (even if you don’t want to).

Stand up Comedy: Daniel Tosh on "The June Gloon Tour" this May

Daniel Tosh on "The June Gloon Tour" this May

Comedy Central announced “The June Gloom Tour” with Daniel Tosh and Jarrod Carmichael will kick off on May 30th in Salt Lake City. Daniel Tosh will travel to 25 cities across U.S and will end on June 30 in West Palm Beach. The comedian promises a good portion of comedy routines that the fans already love.

Stand up Comedy: Sean Hughes adds more shows to his tour

Sean Hughes adds more shows to his tour

Sean Hughes received some good reviews for his “Life Becomes Noises” tour that he feels the need to hear more laughs so he adds new dates. The comedian will be coming to Rhodes in Bishop’s Stortford next month.

We know that what might seem to others a taboo subject, for him is just a new material and that’s what makes him different. He’s not afraid to talk about unusual issues and now he even takes a new path doing unusual things for him yet very normal for every comedian. He will respond to fan’s request of performing in various places.

Stand up Comedy: Tom Shillue on Jim Gaffigan's tour "The White Bread Tour 2013"

Tom Shillue on Jim Gaffigan's tour "The White Bread Tour 2013"

Tom Shillue is on tour with “Jim Gaffigan: The 2013 White Bread Tour”. The two comedians are on a 16-city tour of the South.

Their goal has two sides. One: To give you great readers a sense of what life is like for an opening act on the road. Two: To see the USA!

Stand up Comedy: What is Ray Romano planning this year?

What is Ray Romano planning this year?

Ray Romano admits he always knew he could make his friends laugh but never really gave stand-up comedy any serious thought until one fateful open-mic night at a New York comedy club in 1984. He did well, the bug bit hard and Romano was smitten. After various odd jobs, including working as a futon mattress delivery man and bank teller by day and comedian by night, he decided to leave the 9-to-5 ranks and pursue comedy full time.

Stand up Comedy: Mark Steel talks about stand-up comedy and radio while his on new tour

Mark Steel talks about stand-up comedy and radio while his on new tour

The English socialist columnist, author and comedian Mark Steel starts his stand-up tour with some unique materials and not-so-shy jokes. On Labor Day he will work a stand-up show at Lincoln Drill Hall. The comedian is known for his Radio 4 comedy show, “Mark Steel’s in Town” and most of all BBC comedy features. Mark Steel talks about what stand-up comedy means for him, how he manages to be such a great one and what are his routines before performing or radio hosting

Stand up Comedy: Just For Laughs Chicago lineup includes your favorite comedians

Just For Laughs Chicago lineup includes your favorite comedians

Bill Maher, Seth Meyers and Bob Newhart are the first comedians to headline TBS "Just For Laugh Chicago" – the Chicago franchise of the Montreal-based comedy festival. Slated for June 11-16 tour around the city, the festival’s lineup includes other comedians such as David Cross, Ahmed Ahmed, Steve Byrne or Trevor Moore.

Stand up Comedy: Russell Howard to work his magic in 2014 comedy tour "Wonderbox"

Russell Howard to work his magic in 2014 comedy tour "Wonderbox"

English Comedian and presenter, Russell Howard announced new world tour “Wonderbox” to begin in 2014. The tour kicks off at Bournemouth International Centre on February, 2014.

His joke-box will do its magic all over UK before jumping in the United States and Australia. The comedian will go big with four nights at London Royal Albert Hall (14-17 April) making him the first comedian to perform such an extended run.

Stand up Comedy: Gabriel Iglesias Goes on Stand Up Revolution Tour!

Gabriel Iglesias Goes on Stand Up Revolution Tour!

Stand up comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias is ready to pack his comedy skills and all his jokes and start his new stand up comedy tour. The Stand Up Revolution Tour debuts at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino during Mexican Independence Day Weekend September 15 - 18.

Stand up Comedy: The Muslims Are Coming!

The Muslims Are Coming!

A two parts stand up comedy tour is scheduled to take place this years and the performers are American-Muslims stand up comedians. First part of the stand up comedy tour, called “The Muslims Are Coming” starts in August 5 and ends August 15. During this funny 10 days, the stand up comedians will take over Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. The second part of the stand up comedy show is scheduled to start in the fall in to the Midwest.

Stand up Comedy: Chris Tucker on the Road!

Chris Tucker on the Road!

Actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker, best known for his role as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour trilogy and Smokey in the 1995 film Friday, is preparing for a new stand-up comedy tour this fall. He has already announced were his performances are going to be at, and they are not just a few. Tucker will have 18 stand-up comedy shows beginning at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California, on August 19th and the last stop will be at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, on November 26th.

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World wide known actor and comedian Vince Vaughn is taking his Comedy Roadshow to Mandalay Bay Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Friday, July 29. Vince Vaughn’s Comedy Roadshow is a nationally acclaimed show and is hosted by the famous comedian himself. Starting at 9 p.m., the show is presented by Wild West Picture Show Productions.

Stand up Comedy: Wayne Brady Teams-up With Tata Motors in India!

Wayne Brady Teams-up With Tata Motors in India!

Stand-up comedian Wayne Brady is starting his India tour this month. But he is not alone! Tata Motors will join Wayne Brady in his stand-up comedy tour as his official sponsor. Stand-up comedian Wayne Brady and the sedan Tata Manza can be seen in New Delhi on 2nd July 2011, in Mumbai on 3rd July 2011, in Kolkata on 4th July 2011, in Bangalore on 5th July 2011 and, finally in Pune on 6th July 2011.

Stand up Comedy: Mike MacDonald- Back to Basics!

Mike MacDonald- Back to Basics!

After spending 25 years in the United States, stand-up comedian Mike McDonald is returning to his roots, in Canada. What brings him back to basics and what is he going to do next? This is easy to figure out. The stand-up comedian wants to be close to his family, especially his father who is sick but also wants to perform stand-up comedy in his hometown Ottawa, on the same stage which made him famous.

Stand up Comedy: Carlos Mencia is back in business!

Carlos Mencia is back in business!

Famous stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia is planning his coming back comedy tour next month. He had scheduled a lot of stand-up comedy concerts and is planning to record a new live performance for Comedy Central to air later this year.

Stand up Comedy: American Indian stand-up comedy at Pechanga!

American Indian stand-up comedy at Pechanga!

The Chiefs of Comedy Tour is stopping at Pechanga to perform their really funny and special stand-up comedy concerts. The four members will be entertaining their fans from June 29 to July 2 at the Pechanga Casino Comedy Club. The stand-up comedy concert takes place in the same time with the Pechanga Pow- Wow being an advantage for the American Indian quartet.

Stand up Comedy: Charlie Sheen Takes His Comedy Tour to Europe!

Charlie Sheen Takes His Comedy Tour to Europe!

Actor and comedian Charlie Sheen has been in the headlines for the past few months with his parties and very active social life. As a result of this, Sheen has been fired from his role as “Charlie Harper” on the popular sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” and the show has been temporarily put on hold until further notice.

Stand up Comedy: Paul Chowdhry takes Not PC in an UK tour!

Paul Chowdhry takes Not PC in an UK tour!

Award-winning stand-up comedian Paul Chowdhry is ready to make his debut national UK tour with his new show Not PC.

Stand up Comedy: Paul Rodriguez performs in Marco

Paul Rodriguez performs in Marco

Stand-up comedian Paul Rodriguez has programmed two-days show in Marco Island, Thursday-Saturday , April 7-9, at Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club.

Stand up Comedy: Stephen Merchant's First Stand-Up Tour: Hello Ladies!

Stephen Merchant's First Stand-Up Tour: Hello Ladies!

Generally known for his fine work in collaboration with partner Ricky Gervais, Merchant has at last decided to take his considerable stand-up talents on the road.

Stand up Comedy: The Masters of Stnadup Comedy tour is appearing in Bellingham

The Masters of Stnadup Comedy tour is appearing in Bellingham

On the 19th of march 2011 at Mount Baker Theatre (Address: 104 N, Commercial St.) the Masters of Standup Comedy Tour will make a pit stop...

Stand up Comedy: Daniel Tosh is coming to Miami Beach on Saturday

Daniel Tosh is coming to Miami Beach on Saturday

Daniel Tosh's stand up comedy tour Tosh Tour Twenty Ten is coming to the Filmore Miami Beach, on Saturday, October 16.

Stand up Comedy: Daniel Tosh to perform at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre

Daniel Tosh to perform at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre

Daniel Tosh's stand up comedy tour Tosh Tour Twenty Ten is coming at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre, on October 9, for two shows in one night.

Stand up Comedy: Aziz Ansari's stand up tour Dangereous Delicious is coming at the Orpheum Theatre

Aziz Ansari's stand up tour Dangereous Delicious is coming at the Orpheum Theatre

Comedian Aziz Ansari will be performing at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, on November 20.

Stand up Comedy: Billy Connolly's stand up tour The Man kicks off in Melbourne, in January 2011

Billy Connolly's stand up tour The Man kicks off in Melbourne, in January 2011

Billy Connolly's stand up comedy tour The Man will come to Australia, in January 2011.

Stand up Comedy: Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour comes to Johnstown

Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour comes to Johnstown

Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour is coming at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, on October 24.

Stand up Comedy: Kevin Hart's Seriously Funny tour comes to Mansfield University

Kevin Hart's Seriously Funny tour comes to Mansfield University

Kevin Hart's stand up comedy tour is coming to Mansfield University of Pennsylvanias Straughn Hall.

Stand up Comedy: Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour comes to Joe Louis Arena

Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour comes to Joe Louis Arena

Jeff Dunham's Identity Crisis Tour will come to Joe Louis Arena on Sunday, December 26.

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