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2004 News

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

Fri 31 December 2004

Sykes and a... CBE |   Only Fools creator also honoured

Sykes and a... CBE

Only Fools creator also honoured

31/12/2004 … Eric Sykes has been made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Pryor's voice silenced |   Illness robs him of speech

Pryor's voice silenced

Illness robs him of speech

31/12/2004 … Multiple sclerosis has finally robbed Richard Pryor of his voice.

Izzard set for Simpsons |   Groening hails him 'a genius'

Izzard set for Simpsons

Groening hails him 'a genius'

31/12/2004 … Eddie Izzard could be the next British star to appear in The Simpsons.

Vic 'to quit BBC' |   Despair over rejected ideas

Vic 'to quit BBC'

Despair over rejected ideas

31/12/2004 … Vic Reeves may turn his back on the BBC, because it keeps turning his ideas down.

Thu 30 December 2004

It makes us sick |   Angry WI forces Little Britain cuts

It makes us sick

Angry WI forces Little Britain cuts

30/12/2004 … The Women’s Institute has forced the BBC to edit a Little Britain sketch depicting their members as homophobic racists who vomit at the mere mention of a black person.

Tue 28 December 2004

Carlin in rehab |   'I use too much wine and drugs'

Carlin in rehab

'I use too much wine and drugs'

28/12/2004 … Veteran American stand-up George Carlin has checked himself into rehab to treat a drink and drug problem.

Mon 27 December 2004

More bovver |   Second series for Catherine Tate

More bovver

Second series for Catherine Tate

27/12/2004 … Catherine Tate’s sketch show has been recommissioned for a second series.

Fri 24 December 2004

Playing drunk |   Vegas to star in Dickens drama

Playing drunk

Vegas to star in Dickens drama

24/12/2004 … Johnny Vegas is to star in a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House.

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