August 2007 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 31 August 2007
No Love lost...
The week's trivia round-up
31/08/2007 … Russell Brand will be broadcasting his Radio 2 show live from an ice cream van in Blackpool tomorrow.
Obscure sketch show released
31/08/2007 … An obscure comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of Simon Pegg, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Amanda Holden is to be released on DVD.
Putting the Tim in Time Out
Time Out's new comedy editor
31/08/2007 … Time Out has appointed a new comedy editor to succeed Malcolm Hay – his stepson.
Thu 30 August 2007
The new Basil Fawlty?
Shearsmith to play useless hotel boss
30/08/2007 … The League of Gentlemen’s Reece Shearsmith is to star in a festive ITV1 comedy drama set in an Eastbourne hotel.
French loses Terry's ads
30/08/2007 … Dawn French has been dropped as the face of Terry’s Chocolate Oranges after a decade.
Stand-up bids to become an MP
30/08/2007 … Stand-up Ayesha Hazarika has launched a bid to become a Labour MP.
Revive Friday Night Live?
BBC3 plans comedy variety show
30/08/2007 … BBC Three is set to launch a Friday Night Live-style comedy and entertainment show.
Wed 29 August 2007
Reunion for Seinfeld pair
'George' to guest in 'Elaine's' new sitcom
29/08/2007 … Former Seinfeld stars Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are heading for an on-screen reunion, it was announced today.