New BBC Acts sign to HDM

HD Management are pleased to welcome on board Naomi McDonald and William Stone.

Naomi McDonald is an Anglo/ American multi-skilled actor, impressionist, stand-up, singer and voiceover artist. She was part of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Celebrity Lip Service’ and is familiar to millions of viewers on Sky, Capital FM, CBeebies and the Cartoon Network. Naomi currently voices characters for a plethora of shows including ‘Thunderbirds’, ‘Go Jetters’, and the multi BAFTA-award winning series ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’. 

William Stone was a Finalist in this years BBC New Comedy Award which broadcast Live on R4 from the Edinburgh Fringe. He also appeared Live on Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo’s Drive Time Show on BBC Radio 2 where he performed standup.

Chris & Stuart Joke For Scope!

Chris McCausland and Stuart Mitchell are part of this years 'Joke For Scope' at Union Chapel, London, Thursday 20 September.

Joke For Scope aims to break down barriers that disabled people face through comedy, by challenging negative attitudes and misconceptions, while showcasing disability in a positive way.

Russell Howard Headlines this year's line up, with Rosie Jones, Shazia Mirza and Hosted by Richard Herring.

Martha Works With 'King of Thieves'

Martha Howe-Douglas can be seen playing in the all star cast  'King of Thieves' film.

King of Thieves, is an action-crime drama film, directed by Oscar-winner James Marsh (‘Man On Wire’, and the acclaimed Stephen Hawking biopic ‘The Theory Of Everything’). The film, written by Joe Penhall features an all-star cast, led by Sir, Michael Caine, Sir, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse, Sir, Michael Gambon and Francesca Annis.

The film is based on the true story of the Hatton Garden diamond robbery, which took place in London back in April of 2015, with the thieves snatching an estimated 200 million pounds worth of cash, jewels & gems.

King of Thieves, is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on September 14th, 2018.

 

Stuart Goes On Tour

Following another successful & critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Mitchell  is to take his new show 'Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe' on tour in September. 

Stuart appeared at the BBC Tent on BBC Presents during the Fringe, as well as recording another episode of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Breaking The News' alongside Matt Forde and Zoe Lyons.

For tour dates and tickets click HERE

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BBC Comedy Final For Sarah!

 Sarah Mann has made it through to the Final of BBC New Comedy Award 2018.

The 6 acts through to the Final will battle it out on Sunday 12 August at the Edinburgh Fringe, in the BBC Tent and will broadcast live on Radio 4. Mark Watson will Host the Final and the winner will take home £1,000 and a 15-minute script commission from BBC Studios.

Sarah was runner-up in last year's So You Think You're Funny new act competition at the Gilded Balloon with her tales of being asexual and the web of lies she spun just to avoid admitting to a campsite manager that she was glamping alone.

Past winners and finalists include Alan CarrPeter KayLee MackSarah MillicanRussell HowardJoe LycettJosie Long and Nina Conti.

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'GHOSTS' Gets the BBC One Greenlight!

BBC Comedy Controller and Commissioner Shane Allen, has announced today that 'Ghosts' has been commissioned as part of the new BBC One comedy slate. 

Ghosts is a multi-character sitcom created by the lead cast of writer-performers from the award winning Horrible Histories and Yonderland, and the feature film Bill.

Bridging horror and comedy, with an irreverent tone this troupe have made their own, Ghosts is the first BBC One project for the central sextet of Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.

The team begin filming in September. More information here

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Alasdair Beckett-King Makes Soho Theatre Debut

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Winner, Alasdair Beckett-King, makes his Soho Theatre Debut on Sat 28 April, with his critically acclaimed hour 'The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries'.

Alasdair first debuted his show at The Pleasance in Edinburgh summer 2017, before recording it at The Bill Murray, for NextUp. 

Tickets for his Soho debut HERE

"Incorporated into an elegantly crafted script, this immaculately performed hour is a copper-bottomed, copper-topped enchanter of an introductory show." ★★★★ Jay Richardson, The Scotsman

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Lateef Lovejoy Joins HDM

Multi talented actor, stand up comedian and creator, Lateef Lovejoy, has signed to HDM. Lateef was selected as the new face of the ITV Hub and was the official commercial mascot for major energy brand U Switch, playing the role of 'Coach'. 

Lateef is one of the most distinctive acts on both the black, mainstream and International Comedy circuits and has been an International headliner in countries such as the US, Belgium,  Nigeria, Jersey,  Sweden, Norway, and South Africa 

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HDM Sign Up More Talent!

We are pleased to announce Alistair Barrie and George Zach have joined HD Management.

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Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in over 40 countries, is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.

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Greek comedian George has firmly established himself in the UK and Australian comedy circuits, has performed in various countries such as Spain, The Netherlands, Greece, Germany and Hong Kong and has supported Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan on their UK tours.

Leo Wins Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017!

Leo Kearse has Won Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017. 

The final took place in Glasgow at the Rotunda Comedy Club and was compered by Love Island voiceover star Iain Stirling.

Leo now gets the opportunity to perform a five-week stint at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia. Finalists in the competition will also appear in a showcase of Scottish comedy talent at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Leo was runner-up in 2016 and also the 2015 UK Pun Champion. 

"He churns out the gags, provoking a steady stream of laughs in his tight set, which strides purposefully between topics with muscular, efficient lines on each. A story involving a sun lounger is a wince-inducingly strong bit of descriptive slapstick, and felt like a closing routine… although he topped it with an observational chunk about buying train tickets online – not the most inspired of premises, but a textbook example of execution. Kearse was both an audience and judges’ favourite, and the deserved winner." - Steve Bennett, Chortle

Iain Stirling Presents the Winners trophy to Leo Kearse

TWO HDM Acts Through To Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final!

Alasdair Beckett-King and Harriet Braine have both made it through to the Grand Final of the Amused Moose Comedy Award.

Both acts have debut shows at this years' Fringe and have had an exceptional run, with their shows selling out everyday since they began. They have both made several live appearances at the BBC Tent and Harriet has been interviewed by Radio 6 Music, the Janice Forsyth Show as well as Jonathan Ross on The Arts Show BBC Radio2.

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final takes place Sunday 20th August, the Space, Symposium Hall at 1:10pm

Hannah Pauley Joins Dundee Rep

Hannah Pauley will be joining Dundee Rep's prestigious Graduate Actor Scheme beginning with August: Osage County (Tues 29 Aug – Sat 16 Sept). 

The new apprentices secured their places after a rigorous audition process and are the latest graduates to earn a unique opportunity to kick start their career where they will time learning their craft at the award-winning theatre. Dundee Rep’s Graduate Actor Scheme is a yearlong placement giving drama school graduates a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced professional environment.