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2001 News

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

Tue 13 November 2001

BBC2's comedy turn-off | 1.4m viewers lost during new line-up

BBC2's comedy turn-off

1.4m viewers lost during new line-up

13/11/2001 … Ratings for BBC2's new Monday night comedy line-up slid throughout the evening, according to unofficial overnight figures.

Bailey to play West End | Three dates announced

Bailey to play West End

Three dates announced

13/11/2001 … Bill Bailey has announced three dates in London's West End.

Peggy Mount dies | Star of vintage sitcom The Larkins

Peggy Mount dies

Star of vintage sitcom The Larkins

13/11/2001 … Actress Peggy Mount, star of vintage sitcom The Larkins, has died at the age of 86.

Mon 12 November 2001

Izzard lands theatre role | Comic takes on West End lead

Izzard lands theatre role

Comic takes on West End lead

12/11/2001 … Eddie Izzard is to take an acting role on the West End stage.

Barker's TV break | Arj lands job with Carmen Electra

Barker's TV break

Arj lands job with Carmen Electra

12/11/2001 … Comedian Arj Barker has landed a dream job - hosting a TV show alongside former Baywatch babe Carmen Electra.

Win Bill Bailey videos | Bewilderness tour out now

Win Bill Bailey videos

Bewilderness tour out now

12/11/2001 … Bill Bailey releases his live video and DVD Bewilderness today.

Ab Fab movie considered | Saunders 'has more ideas'

Ab Fab movie considered

Saunders 'has more ideas'

12/11/2001 … Jennifer Saundersis considering writing a movie version of Absolutely Fabulous.

Sat 10 November 2001

Heard the one about the bank job? | 87 years for raider who confessed at a comedy club

Heard the one about the bank job?

87 years for raider who confessed at a comedy club

10/11/2001 … An armed bank robber who took to a comedy club stage to confess his crimes has been jailed for 87 years.

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