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December 2004 News

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

Thu 23 December 2004

A Store of memories |   BBC1 documents Comedy Store rise

A Store of memories

BBC1 documents Comedy Store rise

23/12/2004 … BBC1 is to screen an hour-long documentary about the 25-year history of the Comedy Store.

Bart's Bard |   Gervais to write the Simpsons

Bart's Bard

Gervais to write the Simpsons

23/12/2004 … Ricky Gervais is to write an episode of The Simpsons.

Missing millions |   Comedy awards lose ratings battle

Missing millions

Comedy awards lose ratings battle

23/12/2004 … The British Comedy Awards were trounced in the ratings by BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.

Wed 22 December 2004

And the winners are... |   Little Britain triumphs at awards

And the winners are...

Little Britain triumphs at awards

22/12/2004 … The Office has officially passed the comedy torch to Little Britain, after Matt Lucas and David Walliams picked up three British Comedy Awards.

We're not joking |   Comedians threaten strike action

We're not joking

Comedians threaten strike action

22/12/2004 … New York’s comedy clubs are bracing themselves for strike action – by the stand-ups themselves.

Tue 21 December 2004

Kay's a top seller |   Peter sparks cricket shirt craze

Kay's a top seller

Peter sparks cricket shirt craze

21/12/2004 … Peter Kay has sparked a craze for Pakistan cricket shirts from the 2004 World Cup.

Dark side of the Goon |   Spike play hits the West End

Dark side of the Goon

Spike play hits the West End

21/12/2004 … A new play about the life and work of Spike Milligan is opening in the West End in February.

Hotter than Kylie |   Peter Kay is the top pin-up

Hotter than Kylie

Peter Kay is the top pin-up

21/12/2004 … More people are buying Peter Kay calendars for their walls than Kylie Minogue, Abi Titmuss or Robbie Williams.