All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 23 August 2014
'They don't want anything interesting or edgy'
Frankie Boyle blasts TV execs
23/08/2014 … Frankie Boyle has launched a typically forthright attack on risk-averse TV commissioners, toothless middle-class satire and the lack of women on panel shows.
John Kearns wins Fosters award
Alex Edelman best newcomer; Funz & Gamez panel prize
23/08/2014 … John Kearns has won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.
Awards, awards, awards
A tight 5: August 23
23/08/2014 … THE WINNERS of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Fri 22 August 2014
US has a second bite at Friday Night Dinner
New pilot for another network
22/08/2014 … America is having a second attempt at making its own version of Friday Night Dinner.
Alan Davies As Yet Untitled to return
Dave orders a second series of 10 episodes
22/08/2014 … Alan Davies’s talk show As Yet Untitled has been recommissioned for a second series, to air early next year.
BBC One orders Mountain Goats sitcom
22/08/2014 … BBC One has commissioned a full series of Mountain Goats following the success of a Comedy Playhouse pilot.
Thu 21 August 2014
Sketch show for Keith Lemon
'One of the finest comic minds of his generation'
21/08/2014 … Keith Lemon is to star in his own sketch show on ITV2.
Dreaming of a Black Mirror Christmas
A tight 5: August 21
21/08/2014 … CHARLIE BROOKER’S Black Mirror is to return with a feature-length Christmas special which Channel 4 says is 'the most mind-bending yet'.