All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 12 February 2016
Judging books by more than their covers
Latest Chortle Award shortlist
12/02/2016 … The books category in this year’s Chortle Awards has been expanded so Standard Issue, the online women’s magazine founded by Sarah Millican, can be included in the nominees.
Second season for Aziz Ansari's Master Of None
Netflix renews acclaimed comedy
12/02/2016 … Netflix has renewed Aziz Ansari’s series Master of None for a second series.
Portraits of the jokers
Steve Best to release another book of comedians' photos
12/02/2016 … Comedian and photographer Steve Best is working on a follow-up to his book of portraits, Comedy Snapshot.
'I stole Paul Whitehouse's ideas'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
12/02/2016 … • 'There is no art of comedy,' Harry Enfield.
Thu 11 February 2016
Johnny Vegas to appear in Neil Gaiman series
Short stories adapted for Sky Arts
11/02/2016 … Johnny Vegas is to appear in a TV adaptation of short stories by Neil Gaiman.
F*** you, Ricky Gervais
Comic TJ Miller lays into Golden Globes host
11/02/2016 … American comedian TJ Miller has savaged Ricky Gervais as 'an awful little puggish man who needs to stop yelling at Hollywood which gave him a chance'.
Meet the new head of BBC radio comedy production
Julia McKenzie takes up role
11/02/2016 … The BBC has officially appointed its new chief of in-house radio comedies, Julia McKenzie.
Wed 10 February 2016
Comedian proposes on stage – and gets rejected
Footage emerges online
10/02/2016 … Excruciating footage has emerged of a stand-up proposing on stage – only to be rejected.