September 2007 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 10 September 2007
A 'Buzzcocks' – but for comedy
BBC works on new panel show
10/09/2007 … The BBC is working on new radio quiz game, based on archive comedy clips and comedy trivia.
Gervais in privacy row
Ricky sets lawyers on to local paper
10/09/2007 … Ricky Gervais has set his lawyers on to his local newspaper after it printed pictures of his house, claiming it breached his privacy.
Sun 09 September 2007
Comics vs the God bovverers
Legal blitz on catchphrase posters
09/09/2007 … Religious groups have been forced to stop using catchphrases from Little Britain and Catherine Tate to try to persuade youngsters into church.
Fri 07 September 2007
Coogan in Hamlet (the sequel)
Shooting starts this month
07/09/2007 … Steve Coogan is to star in a new comedy movie called Hamlet 2.
An out-of-control Dick
The week's trivia round-up
07/09/2007 … ‘I've gone a surprisingly long way on virtually no talent’ – Jimmy Carr.
N means 'no'
Comic silenced for using N-word
07/09/2007 … Black comic Eddie Griffin has been booted off stage for peppering his set with ‘the N-word’.
Wed 05 September 2007
'The funniest fellas and fillies'
Loaded's comedy award shortlist
05/09/2007 … Chris Moyles, Fern Britton and Posh and Becks are some of Britain’s funniest people, according to the nominations for the annual Loaded Lafta awards.
Feeling the Heat
ITV2 plans celeb-mag sitcom
05/09/2007 … ITV2 is considering a sitcom set in the offices of a Heat-style celebrity magazine.