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17 July 2006 @ 01:02 pm
Hello people of LJ land,
I'm quite new to this lark, and am WELL chuffed to see that there's a Ben Elton community, because I ADORE his stuff! Just a little question, does anybody know of any authors who are like Elton in the way he qrites and the content of his books? I'm looking to expand my reading a bit, in preparation for uni, and I love Elton's books so much, it'd be great to find other authors that are as good!
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated :D
Thankyous xx
26 November 2005 @ 02:58 am
Anyone read the new book yet, and if so, s'it any good?

I'm waiting on the paperback edition myself.
11 August 2005 @ 04:44 pm
Elton heads autumn comedy season
Ben Elton heads a packed autumn of comedy at Warwick Arts Centre, which also features a host of big names from the world of stand-up.

As well as crunchy brown leaves, bonfire night and the excitement of the impending festive season, autumn brings us some amazingly strong schedules in our local theatres but Warwick Arts Centre's new comedy season is the one to trump the lot.

Heading it up is Ben Elton, on stage on 17 December, in his first live stand up tour in eight years.

Joining him in the autumn line-up is another old hand, Rob Newman, plus newer faces like Ross Noble, Paddy McGuinness and Al Murray.

[Not to mention Ardal O'Hanlon! Wooo! -OP]

Read the rest.
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09 August 2005 @ 01:55 am

Hullo, the name's Geo and I am (obviously) a Ben Elton fan.

 That's about it.

Never seen any of his stand-up work and am mostly a fan of his novels more than anything else, speaking of which, if anyone is interested, Amazon has some info on his upcoming novel, check this out (clickity click) if you want to er...know about it.

I apologise for the crapness of this introductory post as I am ever so slightly tipsy but oh well, hope to see this community prosper, huzzah!

08 August 2005 @ 04:41 pm
The schedule for Ben's upcoming stand-up tour (his first in 8 years!):

Reading Hexagon
Thursday November 17, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Cheltenham Town Hall
Saturday November 19, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Portsmouth Guildhall
Sunday November 20, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Canterbury Marlow Theatre
Wednesday November 23, 2005
07:30pm. £19:50

Stoke-on-Trent Regent Theatre
Thursday November 24, 2005
08:00pm. £19.50

Warrington Parr Hall and Pyramid
Friday November 25, 2005

Liverpool Rawhide At Royal Court
Saturday November 26, 2005

Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Sunday November 27, 2005
07:30pm. £18.50

Swansea Grand Theatre
Tuesday November 29, 2005
08:00pm. £18.50

Llandudno North Wales Theatre
Wednesday November 30, 2005
08:00pm. £19.50

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Thursday December 01, 2005
08:00pm. £18.50

Southport Theatre
Friday December 02, 2005
08:00pm. £19.50

Buxton Opera House
Saturday December 03, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50 and £17.50

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday December 07, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Peterborough Broadway Theatre
Thursday December 08, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Brighton Dome
Friday December 09, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall
Saturday December 10, 2005
08:00pm. £19.50

Brentwood Centre
Wednesday December 14, 2005
08:00pm. £19.50

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion
Thursday December 15, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Brighton Dome
Friday December 16, 2005
07:30pm. £19.50

Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday December 17, 2005
08:00pm. £19.50

Wolverhampton Civic Halls
Sunday December 18, 2005
07:30pm. £18.50

Milton Keynes Theatre
Sunday February 05, 2006
07:30pm. £19.50

More information:
- Buy Tickets
- BBC Comedy Blog Post
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08 August 2005 @ 03:40 pm
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