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