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3 Work In Progress Shows

Hi all,

I've got 3 work in progress stand-up shows at the Bill Murray this month (September (2019)). 

They're on the 11th, the 25th and the 9th (that one's in October to be fair).
They're all at 9.30pm, so will have an edgy late-night / sweary / tired feel. 
Not wanting to jinx it but I suspect at least two of them will be GOOD and one of them will be a TRIUMPH.

If you'd like to buy tickets (only £6.50 for Pete's sake) - you can do so here.
That link also contains some blurb and a list of some of the TV shows I've been in if that's the sort of thing you find reassuring.

The Bill Murray is here. It's an excellent venue in London's Islington. 

Please come if you can / want to. 

Tom



Work In Progress Show at the BAC

19th July, 7pm at the Battersea Arts Centre.

I'm doing a (comedy) preview at the BAC's new(ish) outdoor courtyard space, which, if the weather is nice, threatens to be bloody lovely. If it's raining it'll be a disaster obviously, but let's see.

Here's a photo of someone else doing a show there so you can see what I mean:


It's a sort of cross between a comedy venue and Henman Hill. In a good way.

Details and tickets are here

WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWS

I'm doing two work in progress stand up shows at The Bill Murray in Islington in March (21st and 27th at 9.30). An hour or so of very new stuff, maybe some songs.
Tickets and details all here: www.showandtelluk.com/event/tom-basden-work-in-progress-2/
(I couldn't find any photos of me doing stand up so here's a picture of Seinfeld doing it. I probably won't use this stance to be fair.)

PLEBS SERIES IV + GIGS


NEW PLEBS TONIGHT
TV's longest running Ancient Rome sitcom, PLEBS, starts tonight (Monday 10th) at 10pm on ITV2 with a double bill.
There are two deaths over the two episodes, so it's fair to say the show's got more gritty.

If you miss it, it'll be on the ITV hub www.itv.com and I guess Netflix eventually.

GIGS

I've also got a bunch of stand up gigs coming up.

12th April - Watson's Wangabout - Mark Watson's night at Crouch End Arthouse Cinema.  Tickets and info here: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/London/Arthouse-Crouch-End/Watsons-Wangabout-April-Fools/13179635/
19th April - 100 Club, 100 Oxford St. Tickets and info here: www.showandtelluk.com/event/100-club-presents-with-james-acaster-3/
3rd May & 14th May - Arts Depot Finchley and Pleasance Islington. I'm doing two gigs with Ricky Gervais and David Earl and others. I don't have many details on this one I'm afraid. If you want to come, best keep an eye on Ricky's twitter feed and he'll announce them at some point soon (weirdly, most people will be coming to see him rather than me).
14th June - Stand Up Under the Stars at the BAC. Tickets and details here: www.showandtelluk.com/event/stand-up-under-the-stars/


QUACKS on BBC2


I'm in a new sitcom called QUACKS about a bunch of Victorian doctors (although I play a dentist).
It starts tonight (depending on when blogger decides to post this), August 15th at 10pm on BBC2. 
And it's on iPlayer if you miss it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0596dsf
It's quite gory so probably try and eat beforehand. 




Charity Gig - 31st March 7.30pm



Hi there.
I'm doing a gig at the (very nice) New Diorama Theatre near Warren Street this Friday, hosted by The Pin and with Nish Kumar and Lazy Susan for kids' cancer (as in against kids' cancer). Details here. Ben from The Pin is worrying about tickets so I promised I'd pester people about it. Do come if you can/want to. Tom

Gap Year - Thursdays 9pm E4


My new TV show Gap Year starts this Thursday at 9 on E4. 

It's a comedy drama about 4 young people travelling around Asia, and the older guy they can't shake off (played by Tim Key, right)

It's set in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Nepal, so as much as anything else, it's a good way to see a lot of lovely places and briefly escape the poor weather/dire political situation.

Here's the trailerwww.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr299XWAUuA