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2002 News

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

Tue 31 December 2002

Ali G in gunshot drama | Cohen alerts police to double killing

Ali G in gunshot drama

Cohen alerts police to double killing

31/12/2002 … Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen has escaped injury after he was almost hit by a stray bullet used in a double suicide.

Jasper Carrott, OBE | Comedian in New Year's Honours

Jasper Carrott, OBE

Comedian in New Year's Honours

31/12/2002 … Jasper Carrott has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours.

$10m Jackass lawsuit | Mr Jack Ass says his name is defamed

$10m Jackass lawsuit

Mr Jack Ass says his name is defamed

31/12/2002 … A man named Mr Jack Ass has launched a $10million lawsuit over the MTV stunt show that shares his name.

Mind your bastard language | BBC rapped over swearing

Mind your bastard language

BBC rapped over swearing

31/12/2002 … The BBC has been criticised for allowing the word 'bastard' to be aired in afternoon comedy programmes.

Robocomics | Comedians voice new kids' show

Robocomics

Comedians voice new kids' show

31/12/2002 … Lenny Henry, Martin Clunes, Mel and Sue and Morwenna Banks have all lent their voices to a new BBC2 children's series, Little Robots.

Mon 30 December 2002

Del brought to book | Novel to chart Trotter's teen years

Del brought to book

Novel to chart Trotter's teen years

30/12/2002 … Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan is writing a novel based on Del Boy's early years.

Gervais: I won't tour | Ricky shies away from theatre gigs

Gervais: I won't tour

Ricky shies away from theatre gigs

30/12/2002 … Ricky Gervais has ruled out a national tour - because he doesn't think big theatres suit his style of comedy.

Goodbye | Those we lost in 2002

Goodbye

Those we lost in 2002

30/12/2002 … Spike Milligan, possibly the single most influential figure in British comedy of the last century, died of liver failure at the age of 83.

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