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
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
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
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
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
28/12/2003 … The long-awaited Office Christmas special was seen by 6.
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'
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
24/12/2003 … The cast of Seinfeld have refused to co-operate with star Jerry over the release of a long-awaited DVD.