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2007 News

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

Fri 09 November 2007

Bewitched gets UK remake | ...from My Hero creator
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Bewitched gets UK remake

...from My Hero creator

09/11/2007 … Classic Sixties comedy Bewitched is set to be remade for the British market.

Proper woe... | Craig David and the rest of the week's comedy trivia

Proper woe...

Craig David and the rest of the week's comedy trivia

09/11/2007 … Jim Davidson says: ‘I've got lots of gay friends but I don't really want to go around with a banner saying, “Some of my best friends are gay”.

Strike begins to bite | Could producers turn to UK writers?
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© Fox

Strike begins to bite

Could producers turn to UK writers?

09/11/2007 … Family Guy and The Office are the latest casualties of the US writers’ strike, with production on both shows grinding to a halt.

Thu 08 November 2007

Making a good impression... | Jon Culshaw to tour

Making a good impression...

Jon Culshaw to tour

08/11/2007 … Dead Ringers impersonator Jon Culshaw has announced a 54-date UK tour in the spring.

Five 'drops comedy' | Channel said to favour panel shows

Five 'drops comedy'

Channel said to favour panel shows

08/11/2007 … Channel Five has reportedly decided not to work on any more scripted comedy shows for the next 12 months.

Save our gay jokes! | Atkinson's warning over new laws

Save our gay jokes!

Atkinson's warning over new laws

08/11/2007 … Jokes about gay people could be made illegal under new government legislation, Rowan Atkinson has warned.

Wed 07 November 2007

Yule have to wait... | US to get Extras special first
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Yule have to wait...

US to get Extras special first

07/11/2007 … Viewers in America could get to see the long-awaited final episode of Extras up to a week before British fans.

British Comedy Awards nominations | Gavin & Stacy leads the field
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© BBC

British Comedy Awards nominations

Gavin & Stacy leads the field

07/11/2007 … The shortlists have been announced for this year’s British Comedy Awards.