Comedy

Tonight is the night: the 'pub oscars' are upon us

Pub awards

The Great British Pub Awards are here

By Nikkie Sutton

There are now no more sleeps until the Best of British-themed Great British Pub Awards and the excitement is at breaking point.

WKD sponsors Plebs

WKD goes for Plebs

By Robyn Black

From modern Essex to Ancient Rome, alcopop WKD has ramped up its marketing with a second TV sponsorship deal, this time for ITV2’s Plebs.

Draymen to Strike… (and other funny tweets)

Draymen to Strike… (and other funny tweets)

I know it’s not quite April Fool’s Day but, as I read through the myriad of news stories, Facebook status updates and Twitter feeds I trawl through each morning in an effort to avoid getting out of bed and helping my wife get the children ready for school,...

Sometimes it is more about the brand than the taste, says Pete Brown

I’ve ad a laugh with Foster’s

By Pete Brown

I don’t often write about mainstream standard lagers. That’s because I don’t often drink them. In most cases (but not quite all) I don’t have any ideological opposition to their existence; I just don’t like the taste.

Foster's: supporting comedy

Foster's to sponsor Intertain comedy venues

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Heineken UK's beer brand Foster's is to become title sponsor of stand-up comedy at bar operator Intertain's nine Highlight comedy venues. From 22...

Funny business: Glee Club operates in four cities

The Glee Club buys fourth site

By The PMA Team

The Glee Club, the stand-up comedy club chain, has acquired its fourth site after obtaining the leasehold interest of the ex-Bar Risa/Jongleurs in...

Highlight: looking for comedy genius

Intertain offers £5k for best joke

By Lesley Foottit

Intertain, the owner of live stand-up comedy chain Highlight, is giving away £5,000 to the person who tweets the best one-liner. The competition is...

Jongleurs: icon comedy clubs

Jongleurs reborn on 8 January

By John Harrington

The 10 former Jongleurs comedy clubs are to be relaunched from 8 January as entertainment venues under new name Highlights, owner Intertain has...

Beanscene: sold in 2008

New format for S&NPE in Scotland

By The PMA Team

S&NPE has entered into an agreement with the founder of Beanscene, the Scottish coffee chain, to launch two new branded pub concepts.