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2007 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Mon 31 December 2007

'Fairy' on top of the tree | Carr's DVD makes No1

'Fairy' on top of the tree

Carr's DVD makes No1

31/12/2007 … Alan Carr has overtaken Billy Connolly to become the bestselling stand-up DVD in Christmas week.

In cinemas... with a fridge | Film planned of Hawks's book

In cinemas... with a fridge

Film planned of Hawks's book

31/12/2007 … Tony Hawks is making a movie version of his hit book Round Ireland With A Fridge.

Connolly in car crash | No injuries reported

Connolly in car crash

No injuries reported

31/12/2007 … Billy Connolly has been involved in a car smash in rural Scotland – but it’s thought he escaped unhurt.

Barker's postcard collection sold | ...but no one knew they were his

Barker's postcard collection sold

...but no one knew they were his

31/12/2007 … Ronnie Barker’s collection of saucy postcard has been sold for £60,000 – without the buyers knowing the identity of the previous owner.

Sun 30 December 2007

Baron Cohen gets serious | Borat star signs up for war protest film

Baron Cohen gets serious

Borat star signs up for war protest film

30/12/2007 … Sacha Baron Cohen is to ditch comedy to star in a serious political film being made by Steven Spielberg.

Jon makes little impression | Dead Ringers tour axed over 'sluggish' ticket sale

Jon makes little impression

Dead Ringers tour axed over 'sluggish' ticket sale

30/12/2007 … Jon Culshaw has cancelled a UK tour based around his Dead Ringers impressions, amid claims of poor ticket sales.

Fri 28 December 2007

Hunting? It's absolutely fabulous! | The week's comedy trivia
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© BBC

Hunting? It's absolutely fabulous!

The week's comedy trivia

28/12/2007 … Ricky Gervais: ‘I’m more famous than I deserve to be.

Thu 27 December 2007

Tate accused of racism | Storm over Christmas special
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© BBC

Tate accused of racism

Storm over Christmas special

27/12/2007 … Catherine Tate has been accused of bigotry and racism after portraying a Northern Irish family as ‘terrorists’.

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