November 2001 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 29 November 2001
Comedy's mid-life crisis
Sitcoms 'shun middle-aged'
29/11/2001 … TV comedies have been criticised for ignoring the middle-aged.
The People's Choice
...but they didn't choose to watch him
29/11/2001 … Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander has been nominated for a People's Choice Award - even though his sitcom was axed after just five episodes.
Dangerfield out of hospital
Comic recovers from heart attack
29/11/2001 … Rodney Dangerfield has left hospital after his mild heart attack last week.
Brass Eye rapped again
Trailer 'too refined'
29/11/2001 … Brass Eye has again been rapped by TV watchdogs - this time for a trailer.
Wed 28 November 2001
History is bunk
Terry Jones challenes Renaissance
28/11/2001 … Former Python Terry Jones claims that the Renaissance was not the great artistic leap it is widely believed to be.
Gorman swamped over Neighbours namesake
28/11/2001 … Dave Gorman has pleaded with fans not to tell him about a fictional namesake.
Noble, Fry, Punt & Dennis head line-up
28/11/2001 … Ross Noble, Stephen Fry, Punt and Dennis, and Maureen Lipman are among the comedy stars who will appear on spring's Radio 4 schedules, unveiled today.
Win Ross Noble tickets
For Soho Theatre gigs
28/11/2001 … Ross Noble starts his three-week run at the Soho Theatre on Monday.