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Lee Evans - Lee Evans sighting at the BBC - London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st November 2014

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Lee Evans - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 Studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st November 2014

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Lee Evans Confirms Plans To Retire From Comedy After 'Monsters' Tour


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Comedian Lee Evans has confirmed that he will retire from comedy after the conclusion of his current Monsters tour. The 50-year-old announced the plans during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, which airs on Saturday (November 22, 2014).

Lee EvansLee Evans has announced he will be retiring from comedy after the conclusion of his current Monsters tour

Asked by Ross how long his "remarkable force of comedy" would continue, Evans replied: "I am frigging knackered. This is it. Finished. This is the end. I am not doing anything," adding that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and daughter.

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Lee Evans - Lee Evans leaving the Wyndham's Theatre after playing on stage in 'Barking in Essex' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th December 2013

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Lee Evans - Lee Evans leaving the Wyndhams Theatre after his performance in 'Barking In Essex' - London, United Kingdom - Friday 25th October 2013

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Lee Evans - Barking In Essex - Press night at Wyndham's Theatre - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th September 2013

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As Her Sitcom Reaches Finale, Miranda Hart Eyes Arena Tour: Can It Work?


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Miranda Hart is without doubt the most popular British female comedian of the minute, and with the recent season finale of her successful BBC sitcom, Hart is to begin work on writing material for a huge arena tour in 2014. Comedians have an uneasy relationship with huge emotionless hangars, but the likes of Peter Kay, Lee Evans and John Bishop have proven it CAN work.

Miranda has performed sketches and stand-up on the live circuit before, but the success of her TV series means her forthcoming show 'My, What I Call, Live Show' will take in far larger venues, including London's O2 arena. So what can we expect from the tour? The promotional bumf offers, "The award winning Queen of Comedy is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series Miranda aired on the BBC. Grab a chance to see Miranda's laugh out loud genius live. She wants you to join her party. Expect galloping, attempts at song and dance, and simply - such fun!"

Though there were initial reservations about whether Hart could fill a 15,000 capacity, ticket-buyers quickly allayed any fears. In fact, following Monday night's season three finale of her sitcom, Miranda has announced a handful of extra dates at London's O2 Arena, Manchester Arena, Liverpool Echo Arena, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham's NIA and the new Leeds Arena.   

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The Medallion Review


Terrible
Stop me if you've heard this one before. In The Medallion, flailing fighter Jackie Chan plays a police officer (surprise!) who botches an important case (surprise!) and must team with an irascible Yank (surprise!) to set things straight. The plot has something to do with a mystical two-piece amulet that's guarded by a young boy but gives the powers of flight, invulnerability, and more to whomever holds either of the trinket's halves.

Don't ask too many questions, though, because Medallion doesn't have the answers. How does the glorified hood ornament provide these miraculous powers? And why does this boy have it in the first place? Clunky, tired, and totally illogical, the screenplay can't hold up to the slightest bit of scrutiny.

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The Ladies Man Review


Weak
Ok. Where in the contract for an SNL cast-member does it stipulate that they will finance your ill-conceived film, no matter what it is? What kind of shyster agent dreamed that one up? And why does said movie ever have to be granted approval to be released to the general public?

These three questions, along with "How the hell does a lisping moron actually have game?" predominate a thinking viewer's mind as it wanders through the cerebrally deficient film The Ladies Man. But then your brain reminds you that you're not here for it. You're here so your brain can turn off for a long, long time.

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The Ladies Man Review


OK

It's been eight years since a "Saturday Night Live" skit spawned a feature film that wasn't an outright embarrassment -- but while "Ladies Man," the latest of the bunch, is no "Wayne's World," it has more and better laughs than "Superstar," "A Night at the Roxybury" and "Coneheads" combined.

True, that's not a ringing endorsement. In fact, this slight and uneven flick isn't the kind of thing you want to drop $8 on at the multiplex. It's more an inspiration rental, so now that it's on video, I say go for it.

While the script is of the construction paper and Elmer's Glue variety, Tim Meadows does a bang-up job of turning his out-of-touch mack daddy character from a one-joke sketch premise into a likable goofball lothario who is entertaining for the better part of the movie's 87 minutes.

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The Medallion Review


OK

When Jackie Chan was in his low-budget, Hong Kong action-comedy prime, it was easy to forgive his better movies for simplistic plots and mediocre (sometimes downright bad) acting because enjoying them came down to two things: Chan's comedic charm and the dangerous, awe-inspiring, ingeniously choreographed fights and stunts that he always performed himself.

When Chan started making $60- to $100- million Hollywood films, it was reasonable to begin expecting more, but the star just hasn't lived up to those higher expectations except when sharing the load with ad-libbing, scene-stealing Owen Wilson in the buddy pictures "Shanghai Noon" and "Shanghai Knights."

But "The Medallion," which is a Hong Kong production made with Hollywood money, feels like the return of good ol' cheesy, charismatic, pardonably haphazard Jackie Chan -- even if the daredevil actor has finally begun accepting the inevitable ravages of age and injury.

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The Medallion Movie Review

Stop me if you've heard this one before. In The Medallion, flailing fighter Jackie Chan...

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The Ladies Man Movie Review

Ok. Where in the contract for an SNL cast-member does it stipulate that they...

The Medallion Movie Review

The Medallion Movie Review

When Jackie Chan was in his low-budget, Hong Kong action-comedy prime, it was easy to...

The Ladies Man Movie Review

The Ladies Man Movie Review

It's been eight years since a "Saturday Night Live" skit spawned a feature film that...

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