Happy new year from Chambers Management! January offers a taster of the exciting 2018 we have ahead of us, as Jimmy Carr embarks on international tour dates, Sarah Millican commences her year-long tour of the UK and Ireland, and the first series of Roast Battle airs on Comedy Central UK.

Jimmy Carr begins his international Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour, while the first series of Roast Battle UK airs on Comedy Central UK.

January sees the first leg of Jimmy Carr’s international Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour commence in Australia and New Zealand. Twenty-one performances across the two countries this month, kick off the tour which will take Jimmy to Ireland, Norway, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, South Africa, The Netherlands and Finland over the course of 2018. Find out when Jimmy is coming to your country here.

Roast Battle, the new Comedy Central UK show which pits comedians against one another in a battle of wits, in front of an all-star judging panel, will air from Monday 15th – Friday 19th January. You can watch the full first series, which Jimmy Carr hosts and judges, on Comedy Central UK at 10pm. Find out more about the ultimate comedic showdowns here.

Jimmy will also appear on an episode of QI for BBC2 this month. He joins Jason Manford and Victoria Coren-Mitchell at 10pm on the 26th January. Catch up and find more here.

You can also see Jimmy on episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown this month, which will air on Channel 4 at 9pm on Friday 19th and Friday 26th January. Catch up on past conundrums here.

Sarah Millican’s Control Enthusiast tour begins!

Control Enthusiast, the much-anticipated new tour from Sarah Millican, commences this month with thirteen sold out shows! Sarah will be touring the UK throughout 2018, and you can find a date near you here.

Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

If you haven’t read Sarah Millican’s debut book How To Be Champion yet, it’s not too late! Part autobiography, part self-help book, there are few better ways to beat the January blues than with this Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. Order your copy online here.

Frankie Boyle announces Work in Progress shows in London in April, records an episode of The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4 and Frankie Boyle’s 2017 New World Order is on iPlayer now.

Frankie Boyle has announced a run of Work in Progress shows at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in April. Find out more, and book tickets to see an hour of new material from Frankie, here.

In January Frankie will record an episode of The Unbelievable Truth for BBC Radio 4. Find out how many truths Frankie manages to conceal in within his lies when the episode airs later this year, and find out more about the show here.

If you missed the special end of year episode of Frankie Boyle’s New World Order on BBC2 last week, you can catch up now on the iPlayer. Click here to see Frankie dissect 2017 with guests Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Mona Chalabi and Miles Jupp.

Aisling Bea competes on QI for BBC2, and you can catch up on her appearance on Sunday Brunch for Channel 4 on All4 now.

Aisling will compete QI this month on BBC2. Aisling joins Russell Brand and Noel Fielding on the episode which airs at 10pm on Friday 12th January. Watch online here.

Aisling also joined hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer on a live episode of Sunday Brunch for Channel 4 yesterday. If you missed it, you can catch up on All4 here.

Russell Brand’s Re:Birth tour continues into 2018, as Russell appears on an episode of QI for BBC2.

Russell Brand will appear alongside Aisling Bea and Noel Fielding on BBC2’s QI this month. Find out who can most impress Sandi Toksvig with their ‘Quite Interesting’ knowledge of the Occult on Friday 12th January at 10pm. Watch it online here.

Re:Birth, Russell’s latest tour, continues into 2018. February sees Russell perform shows in Sweden, Amsterdam and Stockholm before returning to the UK for more performances. Find out more and book your tickets here.

Don’t forget that you can still order your copy of Recovery, the Sunday Times Number One Bestseller from Russell Brand online now.

This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don’t know that you have it.

My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it’s that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you.

Joe Lycett competes on the first series of Roast Battle for Comedy Central UK and you can book now for his 2018 tour.

Joe Lycett takes on Nick Helm in the inaugural series of Roast Battle for Comedy Central UK. You can see Joe and Nick battle it out during Roast Battle Week, 10pm every night from Monday 15th – Friday 19th January. Find out more about the new series here.

I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett, the newest tour show from the man himself, commences in just over one month’s time! The tour, which has been extended to November 2018, will see Joe perform to over 70 audiences. You can book your tickets now, here.

Catherine Bohart performs at London’s Vault Festival.

Catherine Bohart will perform an hour of brand new material at London’s Vault Festival on Saturday 3rd February at 10pm. Book your tickets for this here or find out about Catherine’s other Work in Progress shows here.

Larry Dean performs Fandan at the World Buskers Festival and Perth Fringeworld, and you can book tickets now for his UK tour.

Larry Dean is performing his latest tour show Fandan internationally this month, as he appears at the World Buskers Festival and Perth Fringeworld. Find out more, and book your tickets here.

Larry returns in March for his UK tour of Fandan. Book your ticket now, here.

Book tickets now for Stuart Goldsmith’s Like I Mean It UK tour, or catch it this month at the World Buskers Festival.

Stuart Goldsmith is also overseas this month, performing Like I Mean It at the World Buskers Festival. You can find out more and book your tickets here.

When Stuart returns in February, he will commence his tour of the UK. Book your tickets now.

Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2017. International tour, seven million downloads, completed therapy. Now ‘expert stand-up’ (Times) and Comedian’s Comedian host commits to the bit. ‘Master of the form’ (Independent)

Book your tickets online here.

Jack Carroll records an episode of CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework

December sees Jack Carroll record an episode of The Dog Ate My Homework for CBBC. You can find out more and watch online here.