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2008 News

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

Wed 31 December 2008

Dane Cook's brother accused of fraud | He 'stole millions' from comic

Dane Cook's brother accused of fraud

He 'stole millions' from comic

31/12/2008 … Dane Cook's half brother and business manager has been accused of stealing millions of dollars from the comic.

Nana, MBE | New Year honour for Liz Smith
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Nana, MBE

New Year honour for Liz Smith

31/12/2008 … Royle Family star Liz Smith has been awarded an MBE for her services to drama in the New Year Honours List.

Tue 30 December 2008

Vic Reeves blasts Frankie Boyle | Attack on 'grubby' comics who swear

Vic Reeves blasts Frankie Boyle

Attack on 'grubby' comics who swear

30/12/2008 … Vic Reeves has blasted Frankie Boyle in the ongoing debate about swearing in comedy.

Mon 29 December 2008

More Royles on the way | BBC in talks with Aherne
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© BBC

More Royles on the way

BBC in talks with Aherne

29/12/2008 … The BBC has reportedly offered Caroline Aherne a deal to write two more Royle Family specials.

Sun 28 December 2008

Christmas jeer... | Walliams under fire over festive card
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© HBO

Christmas jeer...

Walliams under fire over festive card

28/12/2008 … David Walliams has been pilloried for a private Christmas card he sent, in the ongoing press campaign against comics that newspapers have decided offend public decency.

Phoenix Nights co-star slates Kay | Fitzmaurice fumes over writing credits

Phoenix Nights co-star slates Kay

Fitzmaurice fumes over writing credits

28/12/2008 … Phoenix Nights star Neil Fitzmaurice has slated Peter Kay for overlooking his contribution to the show.

Fri 26 December 2008

Send in the clowns | BBC One plans circus sitcom

Send in the clowns

BBC One plans circus sitcom

26/12/2008 … BBC One is to launch a star-studded sitcom set in a circus.

Brand gives homeless man £500 | Comic spreads Christmas cheer

Brand gives homeless man £500

Comic spreads Christmas cheer

26/12/2008 … Russell Brand has given a homeless man £500 so he could spend Christmas with his family.

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