February 2003 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 28 February 2003
The usual suspects
Gervais, Coogan, Kay up for awards
28/02/2003 … Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and Peter Kay are all up for accolades in the Royal Television Society's annual awards.
Three's (good) company
Allen, Iannucci, Hislop sign for R3
28/02/2003 … Woody Allen, Armando Iannucci and Ian Hislop have all been signed up to present shows on Radio 3.
BBC4 comedy a ratings disaster
28/02/2003 … BBC4's first foray into comedy has been a humiliating ratings failure.
Now that's stand-up
Dee to balance on pole for charity
28/02/2003 … Jack Dee is planning to spend hours balancing on top of a 50ft pole, despite suffering from vertigo.
Does this taste funny?
Jongleurs fined over rotting food
28/02/2003 … It's not the first time a Jongleurs comedy club has been accused of serving up stale material past its sell-by date.
Thu 27 February 2003
Red Dwarf: The plot
Movie details leak out
27/02/2003 … More details of the Red Dwarf movie have emerged.
Living on a Pryor
Classic stand-up made into sitcom
27/02/2003 … Richard Pryor's classic stand-up routines are to be converted into a sitcom.
Big down under
Brit comics to play NZ festival
27/02/2003 … A plethora of British-based comics are heading to New Zealand this spring for the annual Laugh festival.