Arthur’s new book “100 Things I Meant To Tell You” is due to be published on 31 October 2019.
Rants, Rhymes and reportage from the original ‘Grumpy Old Man’.
Arthur Smith’s first book for many years, 100 Things I Meant to Tell You brings together 100 stories, poems and articles gathered over a colourful lifetime making a living on the comedy circuit.
In 2005 Arthur turned down a Perrier Award for Lifetime Achievement, saying “They wanted to tell me I was old and cool; well, I know that already.” Currently the popular host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, he has travelled all over the British Isles and the rest of the world perform-ing and reporting on a range of subjects as diverse as Flotsam and Jetsom in Holland (in a series for BBC 1’s The One Show) and more recently, goat yoga in Ipswich, but never before has he corralled all these wonderful stories into book form.
Some humorous, some anecdotal, some nostalgic and some extremely poignant, the stories include the time Arthur was arrested for ‘breach of the peace and possession of a megaphone’, the time he hitched a lift from a nun and heard his own voice (imitating Leonard Cohen) playing on her car radio, the fight he had with Billy Connolly, his flight in a Tiger Moth, and – in verse – his hatred of Teletubbies.
Covering a huge range of subjects and emotions, tales of hilarious, chaotic antics are juxtaposed with gentle, bittersweet stories about love affairs that ended badly and his mother’s journey into dementia, making this a cornucopia of delight for Arthur Smith fans everywhere.
The Mash Report (with our Steve N Allen on the news desk) returns to our screens from September.
The weekly episodes are due to air on BBCTwo on Thursdays.
If you would like to see the show being filmed, you can apply via SRO Audiences HERE
If you are visiting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and planning to enjoy some great comedy, below are details of our artists shows.
See our EDINBURGH 2019 page for further details.
We are very proud and excited to announce that Arthur Smith has joined Source of Humour.
During June, July and August 2019, he will be performing his show “SYD” at the Soho Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival.
For more information, please see his page HERE.
If you would like to book Arthur for an event - do get in contact.
Nick Revell was voted “Favourite Act” by attendees of the great Laugharne Festival which took place earlier this month.
See article by Beyond The Joke HERE.
To find out more about the festival follow “The Laugharne Weekend” on Facebook - or see the website HERE:
The last performance or Nick’s 2018 show “BrokenDreamCatcher” is tomorrow in Guildford at The Electric Theatre before he will begin previewing his 2019 show “Eurasia’s Most Eligible Psychopaths and their Lovely Homes”
Congratulations to the fantastic team at The Mash Report (which stars our Steve N Allen) for their BAFTA TV nomination.
The British Academy Television Awards will take place on Sunday 12th May and will be televised on BBC1 and stream on IPlayer.
The ceremony for the British Academy Television Craft Awards (which focuses on celebrating behind-the-scenes and technical talent) is held earlier – on Sunday 28th April.
The annual Leicester Comedy Festival runs from 6-24 February 2019.
Don’t miss these solo shows written and performed by:
(Click below for tickets and show information)
We are pleased to announce that “Men In Coats” have joined Source of Humour.
This brilliant visual comedy act have performed all over the world and on television including “The Royal Variety Show” and “Sunday Night At The Palladium”
If you would like to enquire about booking them for an event, do get in contact.
“Lasted Another Year” - Steve’s collection of his topical columns from throughout 2018 is now available in Kindle format via Amazon.
Comedian and star of BBC’s The Mash Report Steve N Allen recalls the last year in this review of the news including some of the strange and memorable happenings from the twelve months of our lives.