May 2005 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 27 May 2005
5,000 last words
Massive entry for BBC comedy contest
27/05/2005 … The BBC has been swamped with nearly 5,000 entries for its Last Laugh comedy scriptwriting competition.
Thu 26 May 2005
Heau heau heau
Wanted: Perrier judges
26/05/2005 … Do you want to help decide who wins this year’s Perrier award? Every year, three comedy fans join the team of comedy and theatre industry names at the Edinburgh Fringe to help decide comedy’s biggest prize.
The full Montre
Montreal line-up revealed
26/05/2005 … Dame Edna Everage, SpongeBob SquarePants and Eddie Izzard are among the acts heading for the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in July.
Wed 25 May 2005
Australia's comedy king dies
Graham Kennedy was 71
25/05/2005 … Australia’s original king of comedy Graham Kennedy has died at the age of 71.
Hollywood says 'I do'
Studio snaps up wedding Britcom
25/05/2005 … A low-budget British comedy starring Martin Freeman and Jessica Stevenson has been snapped up by a Hollywood studio, before it’s even been finished.
Tue 24 May 2005
US comedy pioneer dies
Howie Morris was 85
24/05/2005 … Howie Morris, one of the early comics of American TV, has died at the age of 85.
For Pete (and Dud's) sake
Comedy auction to fund Fringe play
24/05/2005 … Some of the biggest names in British comedy, including Stephen Fry, Ricky Gervais and Simon Peg have donated memorabilia to raise money for an Edinburgh show about Dudley Moore’s turbulent relationship with Peter Cook.
Sticking his neck out
Reeves opens his £70k giraffe house
24/05/2005 … Vic Reeves has opened a giraffe house, paid for with the money he earned from I’m A Celebrity .