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2003 News

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

Wed 31 December 2003

OBE for Roy Hudd | ... and for Nicholas Parsons

OBE for Roy Hudd

... and for Nicholas Parsons

31/12/2003 … Veteran comedian Roy Hudd has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours.

Tue 30 December 2003

Meet the headliners | BBC2 pilots new satire show

Meet the headliners

BBC2 pilots new satire show

30/12/2003 … BBC2 is to pilot a new quick-fire satire quiz featuring stars of the stand-up circuit.

Mon 29 December 2003

Beeb pushes funny girls | New shows to showcase female talent

Beeb pushes funny girls

New shows to showcase female talent

29/12/2003 … The BBC is launching a new sitcom based in a women's prison as part of a drive to bring more female comic talent to the screen.

Bob Monkhouse dies | Comic succumbs to cancer at 75

Bob Monkhouse dies

Comic succumbs to cancer at 75

29/12/2003 … Comedy stars have been paying their tributes to Bob Monkhouse, who died last night at the age of 75.

Sun 28 December 2003

Big box Office | Brent wins record 6.5m audience

Big box Office

Brent wins record 6.5m audience

28/12/2003 … The long-awaited Office Christmas special was seen by 6.

Gay pride | Welsh village indignant over Little Britain sketch

Gay pride

Welsh village indignant over Little Britain sketch

28/12/2003 … An isolated Welsh community has been upset over a running gag in sketch show Little Britain.

Wed 24 December 2003

Eddie's new challenge | 'I'll play Middle East - in Arabic'

Eddie's new challenge

'I'll play Middle East - in Arabic'

24/12/2003 … Eddie Izzard says he wants to perform in the Middle East - in Arabic.

Pay row hits Seinfeld DVD | Cast refuse to add extra features

Pay row hits Seinfeld DVD

Cast refuse to add extra features

24/12/2003 … The cast of Seinfeld have refused to co-operate with star Jerry over the release of a long-awaited DVD.

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