THE AVALON SPECIALS GUIDE

Please see below a round-up of new and current comedy specials featuring Avalon artists. This list will be updated on our press centre here as any new specials are released.

 

Russell Howard Recalibrate (Netflix)

“Howard is routinely a delight – silly, personable and with a superb knack for observation. This king of cockle-warmers is about to rule the world”
Sharon Lougher, Metro


Russell Howard’s stand-up show Recalibrate is available on Netflix. Self-deprecating comedian Russell Howard tackles politics, porn, childhood, social media and his own shortcomings. Yet he somehow keeps it positive.
You can watch the show here


Greg Davies
You Magnificent Beast (Netflix)

“Supremely silly stand up”
★★★★ Brian Logan, The Guardian

Greg Davies’ stand up show You Magnificent Beast is available on Netflix. Greg revisits terrifying dates, manscaping disasters, his father’s pranks and more in a savagely funny stand-up special.
You can watch the show here

 

The Horne SectionThe Horne Section Television Programme (UKTV Play)

“It’s a band of professional musicians fronted by Taskmaster’s Alex Horne, who turns their abilities to pluck a tune into brilliant comedy magic”
Radio Times

The Horne Section’s two hour comedy special The Horne Section Television Programme is available to stream on UKTV Play. One half of Dave’s own Emmy and BAFTA nominated Taskmaster- Alex Horne- has a side career: he’s leader of a band called The Horne Section who have featured on shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg (C4), and most recently as the in house band on Peter Crouch Saves Our Summer (BBC One). Their two hour special features a spontaneous and free-wheeling combination of live music and comedy. Recorded live at the London Palladium, the jazz/comedy hybrid features guest performances from Nadine Coyle, Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe and Joe Wilkinson.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here


Phil Wang
– Comedy Line-Up (Netflix)

“Closing in on standup dreamland”
★★★★The Guardian, Brian Logan


Phil Wang is one of two non-US acts to be part of Netflix’s Comedy Line-Up,  a diverse group of up-and-coming comedians performing 15-minute sets in this stand-up comedy showcase series.
You can watch the show here


Chris Ramsey
Approval Needed (Amazon Prime Video)

“Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between”
Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times


Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey’s brand new stand-up special, Approval Needed, filmed in front of a homecoming crowd at the Newcastle Tyne Theatre, is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Expect more of Chris’ high energy, life affirming, trademark stand up as he gives us his hilarious take on everything from big issues, to small issues, issues that haven’t happened yet, issues that won’t happen, and even issues he’s invented in his own head.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here

 

Ed GambleBlood Sugar (Amazon Prime Video)

★★★★ The Telegraph, Chortle, The List, Edinburgh Festivals, Time Out, The Skinny, Three Weeks


Star of Mock the Week, Taskmaster winner and co-host of chart-topping Off Menu podcast Ed Gamble has released his first comedy special, Blood Sugar, on Amazon Prime Video. As well as being a co-host on Radio X’s Sunday morning show, Ed’s TV stand-up appearances include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Conan (TBS). His numerous guest appearances include Hypothetical (Dave), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), I’ll Get This (BBC Two), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Warrior (Dave), Insert Name Here (BBC Two) and Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central).
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here

 

Flo & JoanAlive on Stage (Amazon Prime Video)

these intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next
★★★★ Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph


Flo & Joan have released their first comedy special, Alive on Stage, available on Amazon Prime Video. This special from the suspiciously unsimilar sisters – whose songs have received over 50 million views – comes off the back of a complete sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their latest show Alive on Stage which saw them add five extra shows, their debut UK tour and a run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. They also performed on the most recent Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal at The Hasan Minhaj Gala and as part of the prestigious Brit(ish) lineup. They have also recently toured internationally at the Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival 2020 in New Zealand, in which they won the Best Act award.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here


Paul Chowdhry
Live Innit (Amazon Prime Video)

“the greatest British Asian comedian of all time”
Asjad Nazir, Eastern Eye


Comedy powerhouse Paul Chowdhry has stand-up special Live Innit available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Paul’s special is based on his hugely successful show Live innit, which had a thrice extended nationwide tour, including five nights at the Hammersmith Apollo and a sold out show at Wembley Arena in which Paul performed to a 10,000 strong audience.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here

 


Iliza Shlesinger
UnVeiled (Netflix)

“An unapologetic, come-get-some attitude… terrifyingly honest, quick-fire stories with hilarious pay-offs”
★★★★ Time Out


Iliza Shlesinger’s 5th stand-up special UnVeiled was released in November of last year. Here comes the bride, and she’s got plenty to say. Newlywed Iliza Shlesinger dissects wedding traditions as she mines her nuptials for laughs.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here

 

Rob Delaney Jackie (Amazon Prime Video)

“a brutally funny show that might make you laugh out loud but also occasionally gasp in shock. In a good way.”
Sara Wallis, The Daily Mirror


Rob Delaney, the multi-award-winning co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the global hit TV show Catastrophe, stand-up special Jackie is available on Amazon Prime Video. The special, released in January 2020, recorded at the Hackney Empire in London unpacks the horror and the joys of his life in the UK’s capital city: from swimming in tea, unearthing scammers, being a father and a husband, the monarchy, the rise of the sexbots… and the disappearance of his friend Jackie.  Emmy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award winning, Rob is most widely known for the critically acclaimed Channel 4 (UK) Amazon Prime Video (USA) comedy Catastrophe, which broadcasts in 132 countries around the world.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here


Jayde Adams
Serious Black Jumper (Amazon Prime Video)

She’s a star”
Brian Logan, The Guardian


Serious Black Jumper sees award-winning Bristolian comic Jayde Adams take a completely new direction. Having packed away the sequins and glamour (for now) Jayde sets out to reinvent herself as a ‘Successful Independent Woman Person’, exploring what it means to be a feminist this century, and discover what it takes to be a real role model, whilst wearing the feminist wardrobe staple attire; the Serious Black Jumper™.
Latest press release here
You can watch the show here

 

Marc MaronEnd Times Fun (Netflix)

It doesn’t get much better than this… a masterclass
★★★★★ Clive Davies, The Times


Marc Maron’s brand new Netflix special End Times Fun (released March 2020) is available to watch now.
Marc Maron wades through a swamp of vitamin hustlers, evangelicals and grown male nerd children, culminating in a gleefully filthy end-times fantasy.
You can watch the show here

 

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