October 2006 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 October 2006
Burns lands I'm A Celebrity... job
31/10/2006 … Brendon Burns is to present the ITV2 coverage of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
BBC defends Langham play
Complaint over 'inappropriate' broadcast
31/10/2006 … The BBC has defended its decision to air a radio play starring Chris Langham while he awaits trial for alleged child sex offences.
Sketch group portray Mohammed
31/10/2006 … Sketch group Dutch Elm Conservatoire have caused controversy for depicting Mohammed with the voice of Gerry Adams.
Mon 30 October 2006
America gets Thick
Arrested Development team rework satire
30/10/2006 … The Thick Of It is being reworked for American audiences, by the team behind the acclaimed comedy Arrested Development.
New series for Dennis Pennis creator
30/10/2006 … Dennis Pennis creator Paul Kaye has landed his own MTV show in the guise of foul-mouthed New York comedian Mike Strutter.
Sat 28 October 2006
Brooks heads for London
...but tickets will cost you £150
28/10/2006 … Mel Brooks is to appear on the West End stage for a one-off ‘Audience With…’ interview.
Fri 27 October 2006
Catherine the great
Tate wins 4.7m viewers
27/10/2006 … Catherine Tate attracted 4.
Hollywood bids for Borat follow-ip
27/10/2006 … Hollywood studios have reportedly been involved in an intense bidding war for Sacha Baron Cohen's follow-up to Borat.