Award Winning Director joins the Laughlines Team

We are delighted to annouce that Daniel Coll is joining the Laughlines Comedy Entertainment Team.

Daniel will be involved in directing & producing shows, acting & business development.

Daniel is an English actor who played the recurring character DI Frank Blackmore in ITV’s Emmerdale. He has previously made on off appearances in Coronation Street and Heartbeat. He was in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. Daniel Coll was one of the original dads in Billy Elliot the Musical in Londons West End had a part ...

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Backstage Theatre – Longford

Tickets for Ted&Co Dinner Show have now all sold out for tonight’s performance at the Backstage Theatre.  

Don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious interactive comedy show, coming to a venue near you soon!

For more information and to book tickets see Ted & Co The Dinner Show

Carnegie Court Hotel / Swords

Carnegie Court Hotel in Swords will be holding the first Ted & Co Dinner Show next week on Thursday 6th September.

For more information and to book tickets see Ted & Co The Dinner Show

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Comedy shows at the top of British TV poll

British comedy shows were recently voted as firm favourites by the 13,500 people surveyed by LoveFilm, the film subscription service. Coming in at number one as an all time favourite was Blackadder, starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as his hapless sidekick. Fawlty Towers was voted in second place by respondents while Father Ted secured third place in the survey. Only Fools and Horses, starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst was voted as the fourth favourite TV show.

The editor of ...

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Hotels in Britain no longer compared to Fawlty Towers

At long last the hotels in Britain can shake off the Fawlty Towers image, as TripAdvisor reports a significant improvement in standards. The travel website studied reviews of UK hotels which had been written over a period of eight years. The latest research helps to dispel myths of dull and unwelcoming British hotels, which are often compared to the fictional hotel in Torquay, Fawlty Towers. The experience of travellers has been documented over the last eight years on the TripAdvisor ...

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Fawlty Towers actor in Dubai

John Cleese is currently appearing in Dubai with another stand up show. He previously toured with his famous Alimony Tour, with the intention of earning enough money to pay his alimony to ex-wife Alyce Eichelberger. Cleese is now in the UAE with a show that outlines his life from birth to his days with the Monty Python Troupe. He’ll then chat about his work on Fawlty Towers and his experience writing and starring in the show.

According to Cleese, he gets ...

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A Fish Called Wanda musical to open in Australia

The actor John Cleese and his daughter Camilla are working on a collaboration of a musical version of A Fish Called Wanda. Cleese has said that he believes Australia to be the ideal venue for the opening night of the musical. The pair is still working on the ‘book’ which is everything except the lyrics and music. It is hoped that the book will be finished in about a year, which is when casting may commence.

John Cleese is well known ...

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New Python Bytes app

Fans of Monty Python can now enjoy sketches from the classic first series of Monty Python with a new app called Python Bytes. From the very first series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, 22 sketches have been selected to be viewed on the iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone. Segments have also been recorded by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, exclusively for the Python Bytes app.

Users can choose to shake their device to select a random ...

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Fawlty Towers actress fights to save library

Prunella Scales, the well-known and much loved actress who played the role of Sybil in Fawlty Towers, is among those who are fighting to save Friern Barnet Library. A number of respected authors and actors have joined a petition to reopen the library. The library was closed on 5th April by the council and since that time, nearly 300 people have agreed to sign a petition online.

Prunella Scales and ‘One Day’ author David Nicholls are among the signatories on the ...

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Revival of a classic comedy show

Recent reports suggest that the digital channel Gold is going to revive the classic comedy show Yes, Prime Minister. The new series of the show will be penned by the original script writers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, focusing on the Prime Minister Jim Hacker’s problems as he leads a coalition government. Although the revival of the show will be welcomed by many, there will be others who doubt the decision.

When John Cleese and his ex-wife Connie Booth decided not ...

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