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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…

Wed 08 December 2004

Bring five alive |   Quest for the next big sitcom

Bring five alive

Quest for the next big sitcom

08/12/2004 … Channel Five has launched a quest to find new comedy writers to create its first homegrown sitcom.

Craig's Late news |   Scottish comic lands top US TV job

Craig's Late news

Scottish comic lands top US TV job

08/12/2004 … Scottish comic Craig Ferguson has landed one of the most sought-after jobs on late-night American TV.

Tue 07 December 2004

This law's a joke |   Atkinson protests religion Bill

This law's a joke

Atkinson protests religion Bill

07/12/2004 … Rowan Atkinson has launched an attack on a planned new law against inciting religious hatred, claiming it is an attack on freedom of speech.

Bold as brass |   Tribute to 'Cheeky Chappie' Miller

Bold as brass

Tribute to 'Cheeky Chappie' Miller

07/12/2004 … A life-size bronze statue of music hall legend Max Miller is to be erected in his home town of Brighton.

Ricky makes tracks |   Gervais records 'hit' for planned sitcom

Ricky makes tracks

Gervais records 'hit' for planned sitcom

07/12/2004 … Ricky Gervais has written a song for a new sitcom created by two of his Office colleagues.

Goodies to tour |   ... after 22 years

Goodies to tour

... after 22 years

07/12/2004 … The Goodies are to appear in their first ever live stage show, 22 years after their TV series ended.

Mon 06 December 2004

We rule! |   US critic concedes Brits are funnier

We rule!

US critic concedes Brits are funnier

06/12/2004 … A leading American TV critic has finally admitted what many have long suspected: that the Brits are funnier than his countrymen.

Britain's best |   Another award nomination...

Britain's best

Another award nomination...

06/12/2004 … Little Britain has been nominated for yet another comedy award, this one judged by a panel of leading TV industry experts.