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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…

Sun 05 December 2004

Half-baked Cook |   TV movie slammed again

Half-baked Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Little wonder |   'Britian' wins more awards

Little wonder

'Britian' wins more awards

01/12/2004 … Little Britain has three more awards to add to its burgeoning tally.

Beyond Popworld |   New comedy show for Amstell

Beyond Popworld

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.