All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 22 October 2014
Comedy for quitters
A tight 5: October 22
22/10/2014 … LEE NELSON is to host a live stand-up gig on YouTube to mark the end of Stoptober, the four-week quit smoking challenge.
Kirsty Wark to front new comedy show
Newsnight host looks to the future...
22/10/2014 … Kirsty Wark is to present a BBC comedy show.
The Simpsons mess with the Mob
Animated comedy accused of Goodfellas rip-off
22/10/2014 … Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is suing The Simpsons for a staggering $250million – claiming they ripped off his wiseguy character for one of Fat Tony's henchmen.
Tue 21 October 2014
Comedy stars for The Boy In The Dress
Work starts on David Walliams book adaptation
21/10/2014 … BBC One has announced the cast for its adaptation of David Walliams’s children's book, The Boy In The Dress.
Mon 20 October 2014
Honor Blackman joins Gold's sitcom
A tight 5: October 21
20/10/2014 … HONOR BLACKMAN will be making a guest appearance in the second series of Gold’s sitcom, You, Me & Them.
Rapper who cut off his penis is now a comic
Watch Christ Bearer's dick jokes
20/10/2014 … He is the rapper who hacked off his own penis with a steak knife… and now he has started on a new career: stand-up comedy.
Michael Gambon joins Bad Robots
A tight 5: October 20
20/10/2014 … MICHAEL GAMBON has signed up as the voice of the Bad Robots in E4's new hidden camera programme of that name.
BBC radio comedy boss to stand down
Caroline Raphael leaves after 31 years
20/10/2014 … Radio 4's long-serving comedy commissioner Caroline Raphael is to stand down.