• Monty Python adds five dates to live reunion show

    Since tickets for its July 1 reunion performance sold out in “43.5 seconds” and then an additional four dates sold out shortly thereafter, Monty Python has announced they’ll perform an extra five shows at the O2 Arena in London. “The response to our planned reunion has been very, very silly,” John Cleese said. “But, we’re all touched that so many fans still want to see such old people perform. So

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    Eddie Izzard on his new role as a professional soccer executive: ‘I’m a determined bastard’

    The prolific Eddie Izzard has gotten his leather-heeled foot inside yet another unexpected door. After years of a successful and unconventional comedy and acting career, followed by his Marathon Man buzz, Izzard will now become an associate director of Crystal Palace Football Club, an English Football League team based in South Norwood, London. In case we’re not on the same page, remember Izzard is a British comedian and actor, stylishly

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    Jerry Seinfeld drops in for a surprise London performance

    Comedy fans at the Comedy Store in Piccadilly Circus last night were in for quite a surprise. After an hour of the regular Wednesday night improv at the Comedy Store, Jerry Seinfeld was brought on stage to a surprised audience, gave him a standing ovation. He performed for half an hour with “Seinfeldian” observations on topics such as Twitter, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent divorce scandal and the Royal Wedding, according to

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    Comedian to personally sell 500 tickets to his next show; no Internet, phone, box office

    One of the most irritating companies in existence – besides, like, BP or Enron – is TicketMaster. Every time I have to pay an additional fee on an online ticket, I die a little bit inside. So British comedian Sanderson Jones’ project does not kill my soul and makes me very happy. The comic once sold tickets 25 of his performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – no Internet sales,

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    Comedians banned from handing out flyers in London

    London’s West End, especially Leicester Square, has had a reputation for being the “world’s leading stand-up comedy destination.” But it seems the Westminster Council recently put a ban on the handing out of flyers in the Square, reasoning that visitors are starting to feel harassed by overzealous comedians and promoters, reports West End Extra. With three famous clubs already on the outs in the area, club owners all over West

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