Jason Manford discusses weekly events from the worlds of news, showbiz, culture and sport. From the biggest news stories of the week to what's slipped under the radar, Jason will cast his comic eye over it.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Just The Tonic is a comedy club in Nottingham and Leicester, which also takes acts to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The club opened in Nottingham in 1994, followed by a Leicester branch in 2012. Just The Tonic Nottingham moved to its current venue at The Forum, in the Cornerhouse complex, on 26 September 2010. Johnny Vegas, who has claimed that Just The Tonic is 'the best comedy club in the country' and is a long term collaborator with the club, compered the opening night. The Leicester branch was a venue for the Dave's Comedy Festival for the first time in 2013, winning the award for best venue with a capacity over 200.
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Just The Tonic's Nottingham venue holds a night every Saturday, with three comedians from the circuit performing and hosted by a compere. Just The Tonic Leicester hosts similar nights on Fridays and Saturdays, alongside the 'Big Value Comedy Showcase' on Thursday nights. Ricky Gervais performed his first ever gig at Just The Tonic in 1999. Whilst in the club's previous venue, The Old Vic, Just The Tonic's three regular comperes were Johnny Vegas, Daniel Kitson and Ross Noble. In 2006 Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr performed at London's Dominion Theatre in an attempt to raise money for a new venue, at a gig called 'Save Just The Tonic', raising £80,000. Other comedians to have performed at Just The Tonic include: Michael McIntyre, Peter Kay, Bill Bailey, Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Russell Howard, Kevin Bridges, Dylan Moran, Frankie Boyle, John Bishop, Reginald D Hunter, Mark Watson, Richard Herring, Ed Byrne, Ardal O’Hanlon, Russell Kane, Shappi Khorsandi, Stewart Lee, Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Stephen K Amos, Jo Caulfield, Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Amstell, Alan Davis, Paul Foot, Rob Rouse, Tony Law, Gary Delaney, Andrew Maxwell, Henning Wehn, Hal Cruttenden, Sean Hughes, Steve Hughes, Phill Jupitus, Josie Long, Andi Osho and Andrew Lawrence.
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