December 2004 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 05 December 2004
TV movie slammed again
05/12/2004 … Another of Peter Cook's ex-wives has criticised the movie of his life to be screened on Channel 4 this Christmas.
Sat 04 December 2004
Fawlty hotel for sale
£1.5m for sitcom's inspiration
04/12/2004 … The hotel whose service was so bad it inspired John Cleese to create Fawlty Towers has gone on sale.
Thu 02 December 2004
Little Britain grows
Another 20 dates for monster tour
02/12/2004 … Another 20 dates have been announced for the Little Britain tour – taking it through to March 2006.
Loaded with awards
Lads' mag hails comedy heroes
02/12/2004 … Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and David Walliams have won two comedy awards from the readers of Loaded magazine.
Wed 01 December 2004
The comedians' comedian
Peter Cook tops poll
01/12/2004 … Peter Cook was last night named the world’s greatest comedy star – by his peers and successors He topped the Channel 4 poll of Coemdians' Comedians ahead of John Cleese, Woody Allen and Eric Morecambe.
Rik and Ade split
Double act ends after 25 years
01/12/2004 … Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall are to end their comic partnership after 25 years.
'Britian' wins more awards
01/12/2004 … Little Britain has three more awards to add to its burgeoning tally.
New comedy show for Amstell
01/12/2004 … Popworld presenter and stand-up Simon Amstell is set to front a new Sunday afternoon show for Channel 4.