Pompidou hits BBC 2!

Matt Lucas' newest, biggest and silentest character will soon be broadcast on BBC 2 - and if you look… [more]

Pompidou hits BBC 2! Pompidou hits BBC 2!

THE CASE OF… THE BEST GUEST STARS EVER

Holy hell. After months of careful blackmail, we're delighted to announce that the guest stars… [more]

THE CASE OF… THE BEST GUEST STARS EVER THE CASE OF... THE BEST GUEST STARS EVER

THE FINAL REUNION

Class of 2005... assemble! For one last time! Inside a giant upside-down purple cow on the Southbank! Yes,… [more]

THE FINAL REUNION THE FINAL REUNION

RADELAIDE

HELLO, OUTSIDE WORLD! We write this from deep within our underground bunker where we are currently… [more]

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Pompidou hits BBC 2!

Matt Lucas’ newest, biggest and silentest character will soon be broadcast on BBC 2 – and if you look closely enough, you might even see us in the mix as well…

It all kicks off TONIGHT at 6.30pm And the first episode features Ivan’s mouth and chin in his best acting yet in the role of ‘bandaged man’.

THE CASE OF… THE BEST GUEST STARS EVER

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After months of careful blackmail, we’re delighted to announce that the guest stars for the final two episodes of The Casebook of Max and Ivan (being recorded on Feb 27thTICKETS HERE) are none other than REECE SHEARSMITH and JESSICA HYNES! This rounds off a glorious selection of guests – MATT LUCAS and JUNE WHITFIELD have already turned in sterling performances – alongside our embarrassingly talented cast.

What’s more, we’ve got air-dates: All the Tuesdays in April (that’s the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th), 6.30pm, BBC Radio 4!

All that remains is for YOU to come and enjoy some sweet sweet, free radio comedy at the live recording. #plzcometotheliverecording

TO RECAP:

WHAT: Piping hot radio comedy; two episodes being recorded live

WHERE: The RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX

WHEN: Feb 27th, doors open at 6.45pm

TICKETS: GET THEM HERE!

THE FINAL REUNION

Class of 2005… assemble! For one last time! Inside a giant upside-down purple cow on the Southbank!

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Yes, Max and Ivan: The Reunion is coming to the Udderbelly Festival at the Southbank for two final performances, and you’re invited.

WHEN: May 9th and May 16th

WHAT TIME: 7.45pm

TICKETS: RIGHT HERE

RADIO TIMES

Huge quantities of love to all who came and filled RADA Studios with both their laughter and their physical presence(s). Here are the intrepid heroes who joined us for the second recording of The Casebook of Max & Ivan:

Cast of The Casebook of Max & Ivan: The Screen Test

‘But what now?’ you ask? Well, the answer to that is, of course, ‘Come to the next recording!’ It’s on February 27th, once again at the RADA Studios in Goodge Street, and tickets are once-again a recession-busting ¥0! Yes, that’s zero Japanese Yen, which also equates to roughly ₩0 (that’s zero North Korean Won) ฿0 (zero Thai Baht)  and ₮0 (zero Mongolian Tughrik).

BUT THERE’S MORE: Due to the magic of logistics, this will be a double record, meaning you get two episodes of The Casebook of Max & Ivan delivered piping-hot and live, before your very eyes!

So please, stop reading this rubbish immediately and GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

AN EVENING OF STUFF AND NONSENSE

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We’re running our first ever charity gig! It’s for Parkinson’s UK, it’s happening this Wednesday 28th January and it’s at the Guildhall, Portsmouth. It’s called an Evening of Stuff and Nonsense, a night of comedy, music and poetry inspired by the work of Edward Lear, Mervyn Peake and Lewis Carroll, and the line-up (see above) is bloody magnificent!

We’ve sold over 1000 tickets (good work, people of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas!) but there are a handful still available – if you want them, BUY THEM HERE!

THE CASEBOOK OF MAX AND IVAN – WITH MATT LUCAS

Our Radio 4 sitcom, THE CASEBOOK OF MAX AND IVAN, is being recorded – and YOU’RE INVITED!

The show delves into our previous careers as low-rent private detectives, and sees us tackle a different case each week. Not only that, but each episode also features a different guest star – one of whom, we can confirm, is none other than the completely magnificent MATT LUCAS! We’re over the bloody moon.

So, come to the live recording and find out what happens! It’s taking place at the RADA STUDIOS on THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH, doors open at 6.45PM and FREE TICKETS ARE HERE. Get ‘em whilst they exist!

TO RECAP:

WHAT: Piping hot radio comedy, being recorded live

WHERE: The RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX

WHEN: Doors open at 6.45pm

TICKETS: GET THEM HERE!

PS. Can’t make the 29th? FEAR NOT! We’re doing a final read-through on the 26th at Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park, and FREE TICKETS ARE HERE! (NB. Mr. Matt Lucas won’t be at this one – you’ll need the 29th for that)

RADELAIDE

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HELLO, OUTSIDE WORLD!

We write this from deep within our underground bunker where we are currently toiling day and night in front of a laptop, and wading through waist-deep piles of early drafts of The Casebook of Max and Ivan (due to time constraints we’ve sadly had to cut Dr. Funk, the fast-talking walrus with a heart of gold) and The End (due to reasons of taste we’ve had to cut Randy Bloemfontein, the breakdancing barrister whose catchphrase is ‘this calls for a dirty protest’).

And it is about the latter show that we write to you now! It is with great jubilation we announce that Max and Ivan: The End will receive its first airing at the Adelaide Fringe in March 2015! We’ve never been to the Adelaide Fringe – by all accounts it’s a glorious, mind-expanding hallucinatory waking fever-dream – and can’t wait to dive in. We’re performing in the brilliantly-named Le Cascadeur, which is part of the equally brilliant-sounding Garden of Unearthly Delights. Adelaidians and non-Adelaidians alike; COME JOIN US!

TICKETS ARE HERE

For non-Australians, or those bafflingly unprepared to travel to the other side of the planet to watch us perform (yeah, you know who I’m talking about, dad), we still have MORE PREVIEWS of The End that you can attend.

SPECIFICALLY:

Pleasance Theatre
Wednesday 17 December – 8pm

Pleasance Theatre
Thursday 22 January – 8pm

Pleasance Theatre
Wednesday 11 February – 8pm

Pleasance Theatre
Thursday 12 February – 8pm

Anyhow, our allotted non-scriptwriting time is up, and we must return once more to the flickering glow of the laptop screen. Please send food and sunlight. See you soon.

M&I

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The End is Nigh

This is it guys. The End is finally upon us.

The End is nigh

 

We’re working on a brand new show which will be called ‘Max and Ivan: The End‘ – and it’s gonna happen whether we like it or not, because we’ve already (rather ambitiously) booked in a bunch of hour-long previews…

It’s about a small coastal town, and the end of the world. More to follow.

TICKETS:

Brockley Jack Theatre
Sunday 23 November – 6pm

Pleasance Theatre
Wednesday 17 December – 8pm

Pleasance Theatre
Thursday 22 January – 8pm

Pleasance Theatre
Wednesday 11 February – 8pm

Pleasance Theatre
Thursday 12 February – 8pm

 

Casebook at Pleasance

Radio PhwoarHELLO.

Would you like to come and see three brand-new episodes of The Casebook of Max and Ivan, performed in their entirety for the first time ever, totally free of charge, on a Saturday afternoon?

If your answer to this (admittedly quite specific) question was ‘OBVIOUSLY YES!’, then you are very much in luck.

Prior to taking to the airwaves in 2015, we will be unfurling the remainder of our first Radio 4 series in two intimate readings at the beautiful Pleasance Islington. Come along, and see all the jokes that Radio 4 deems completely unacceptable and asks us to cut!

 

WHEN?

25th OCTOBER @ 3pm

15th NOVEMBER @ 3pm

(both shows approx 90 mins, with short interval)

HOW?

FREE TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED HERE

 

WHERE?

THE PLEASANCE IS HERE:

IIIT’S SHOW (PREVIEW) TIME(S)!

HEY! What’s that sound? Yeah, that’s just the sound of NEW COMEDY BEING CREATED. That smell? EXCITEMENT. That colour? LAUGHTER.

We’re writing a new show. It’s happening right now. And we’re going to start previewing it from OCTOBER 1st onwards, in  SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL. Come and witness comedy in its most underprepared exciting form.

What’s more, we’re bringing friends!

HERE’S WHO WE’VE GOT JOINING US:

October 1st
Sara Pascoe (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2014)
Lazy Susan
(Best Newcomer nominees 2014)

November 5th
Late Night Gimp Fight
(★★★★★ – Chortle)
Gemma Whelan (star of Game of Thrones and Dark Vanilla Jungle)

December 3rd
John Kearns
(Edinburgh Best Newcomer 2013, Edinburgh Best Show 2014)
Massive Dad
(★★★★ – TimeOut)

The nights start at 8pm, and tickets (£8) are available HERE

JOIN US.

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