January 2003 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 31 January 2003
'Homer' replies to fans' messages
31/01/2003 … Simpsons fans have sent hundreds of messages to an email address Homer used in a recent episode - and received replies.
Stereotypes are offensive
Says, err, Stan Boardman
31/01/2003 … The use of outdated stereotypes has been condemned - by Stan Boardman.
Whiter than white?
Friends finally seeks ethnic actress
31/01/2003 … Friends bosses are making a rare demand for the next actress to join the hit sitcom she shouldn't be white.
Wed 29 January 2003
Leary to make cartoons from stand-up
29/01/2003 … Denis Leary has signed a deal for two new comedy shows for American TV.
'Stand-up bored me'
Why Lee's happy off the circuit
29/01/2003 … Stewart Lee has admitted he used to get so bored with stand-up that he would deliberately disrupt his routine - just for the thrill getting it back on track.
Marion, Geoff and Ed
Brydon to perform at Fringe
29/01/2003 … Rob Brydon will be taking his Marion And Geoff stage show to the Edinburgh Festival.
Driving audiences away
Just 1.4m see Marion and Geoff
29/01/2003 … Marion And Geoff was trounced in the ratings by every other terrestrial TV programme last night.
Stand up for yourself
Comedy boosts deprived areas
29/01/2003 … Out-of-work people in some of Scotland's most deprived areas are being groomed for jobs in comedy under a scheme to revitalise the area.