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2001 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Mon 31 December 2001

Sean's show | Cullen wins Ellen role

Sean's show

Cullen wins Ellen role

31/12/2001 … Sean Cullen has landed a part in Ellen DeGeneres's next series.

Sun 30 December 2001

A funny old year... | 2001 in the comedy world

A funny old year...

2001 in the comedy world

30/12/2001 … Gone, but not forgotten Former Goon Sir Harry Secombe died from prostate cancer at the age of 79 in April Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy creator Douglas Adams had a fatal heart attack while exercising at a gym near his home in Santa Monica, California, in May.

Wed 26 December 2001

Sir Nigel Hawthorne dies |  

Sir Nigel Hawthorne dies

 

26/12/2001 … Sir Nigel Hawthorne, the distinguished actor who is still probably best loved for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby in the classic comedy Yes Minister, has died at the age of 72.

Funny money | Comics win £250,000 on Millionaire

Funny money

Comics win £250,000 on Millionaire

26/12/2001 … David Baddiel and Frank Skinner won £250,000 for charity in tonight's celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The former flatmates even knew the answer to the £500,000 question - What flower is the symbol for Japan - but were not confident to risk their kitty.

Lovely jubbly | Only Fools blitzes ratings

Lovely jubbly

Only Fools blitzes ratings

26/12/2001 … Only Fools and Horses was the most popular TV show on Christmas Day.

Mon 24 December 2001

Big (and Daft) break | Trio land radio show

Big (and Daft) break

Trio land radio show

24/12/2001 … Big and Daft have landed a comedy show on BBC London radio.

Sun 23 December 2001

Big Yin's big win | Book tops 2001 bestseller list

Big Yin's big win

Book tops 2001 bestseller list

23/12/2001 … Billy Connolly's biography will be the bestselling hardback of 2001.

Eddie Izzard MEP? | Career change appeals

Eddie Izzard MEP?

Career change appeals

23/12/2001 … Eddie Izzard says he would be interested in becoming a Labour Euro-MP.

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