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
23/12/2004 … BBC1 is to screen an hour-long documentary about the 25-year history of the Comedy Store.
Gervais to write the Simpsons
23/12/2004 … Ricky Gervais is to write an episode of The Simpsons.
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
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
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
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
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
21/12/2004 … More people are buying Peter Kay calendars for their walls than Kylie Minogue, Abi Titmuss or Robbie Williams.