February 2002 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 18 February 2002
500 vote in Chortle awards
Winners announced next week
18/02/2002 … More than 500 votes have been polled for the Chortle live comedy awards.
Sun 17 February 2002
Comics try to export their acts
17/02/2002 … Four British-based comics have returned to their spiritual homes to see if their act translates to foreign audiences.
Big Yin: I feel Irish
'That's where I belong'
17/02/2002 … He may be one of Scotland's best-known exports, and now a long-time resident of Beverly Hills, but Billy Connolly reckons it's Ireland where he belongs.
BBC2 loses Simpsons
Show now costs too much d'oh
17/02/2002 … The BBC is to lose The Simpsons after walking away from talks on securing the series.
Fri 15 February 2002
The best movie line ever
...and it's from Monty Python
15/02/2002 … A joke from Monty Python's Life Of Brian has been voted the funniest ever line from a movie .
New York Bailey news
Bill's month off Broadway
15/02/2002 … Bill Bailey is to embark on a month-long run off-Broadway.
More Unplanned planned
Baddiel and Skinner return to ITV
15/02/2002 … Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned is to return to ITV.
Thu 14 February 2002
Get your shorts off
Comedy fest seeks films
14/02/2002 … The Montreal Comedy Festival has opened applications for its short film event Eat My Shorts! The festival has proved an important launching pad for talent.