All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 27 May 2015
Dave Chappelle to make UK debut
First London solo shows announced
27/05/2015 … Dave Chappelle is coming to London to perform his first ever full show in the UK.
Radio 4 orders heart attack comedy
Carey Marx adapts his stand-up show
27/05/2015 … Carey Marx is to adapt the stand-up show he wrote about his heart attack into a Radio 4 programme.
Australian comedy kingpin dies
John Pinder pioneered clubs and festivals
27/05/2015 … Leading Australian live comedy producer John Pinder has died at the age of 70, after contracting cancer.
Jason Manford hosts crowd-funding show
The Money Pit turns Dragons' Den on its head
27/05/2015 … Jason Manford is to front a Dragon’s Den-style TV show in which ordinary people invest in business ideas.
Noel Fielding cancels New York shows
'Unforeseen scheduling conflicts' blamed
27/05/2015 … Noel Fielding has been forced to cancel his sold-out week of performances in New York with less than two weeks’ notice.
Nina Conti pilots a chat show
...despite fearing it'll be 'shit'
27/05/2015 … Nina Conti is recording a chat show pilot with her puppets interviewing celebrities, despite worrying that it will be 'shit'.
Tue 26 May 2015
Never Mind The Buzzcocks dropped after 28 series
26/05/2015 … Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years on the air.
'A high point of my career'
Comics perform gig at 3,196ft
26/05/2015 … More than 100 walkers yesterday watched the UK's highest ever comedy gig, which took place at 3,196ft on the summit of of Ben Lomond.