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September 2007 News

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

Fri 21 September 2007

Open the box... | Comedy web 'channel' goes online

Open the box...

Comedy web 'channel' goes online

21/09/2007 … The big-budget comedy website Comedybox has gone online this morning.

Thu 20 September 2007

Broadway, here he comes... | Jeffries lands Denis Leary support gig

Broadway, here he comes...

Jeffries lands Denis Leary support gig

20/09/2007 … British-based stand-up Jim Jeffries is to open for Denis Leary at the New York Comedy Festival.

Have I got views for you... | Merton lands more travelogues
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Have I got views for you...

Merton lands more travelogues

20/09/2007 … Paul Merton is to make two more travelogues – about India and Germany - following the success of his programmes about China.

Sued for $65m over 'stolen' gag | Comedy Central's Colbert stands accused
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© Comedy Central

Sued for $65m over 'stolen' gag

Comedy Central's Colbert stands accused

20/09/2007 … A comedian says he is launching a $65million lawsuit against a rival who stole his joke.

Wed 19 September 2007

Genius on the box | Gorman's show set for TV transfer

Genius on the box

Gorman's show set for TV transfer

19/09/2007 … Dave Gorman’s Radio 4 show Genius is set to transfer on to TV.

More of Les | Jo Brand to host Dawson tribute

More of Les

Jo Brand to host Dawson tribute

19/09/2007 … Jo Brand is to present a Radio 2 tribute to Les Dawson.

Pub wisdom... | Al Murray writes his first book

Pub wisdom...

Al Murray writes his first book

19/09/2007 … Al Murray has written his first book, in the guise of the Pub LandlordThe comic landed a deal with Hodder & Stoughton to publish his hardback Book Of British Common Sense on October 11, priced £18.

Tue 18 September 2007

Prepare for Frost | BBC to celebrate Sixties satire
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© BBC

Prepare for Frost

BBC to celebrate Sixties satire

18/09/2007 … The BBC is to revive Sixties satire The Frost Report for a one-off special.