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
31/12/2008 … Dane Cook's half brother and business manager has been accused of stealing millions of dollars from the comic.
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
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
29/12/2008 … The BBC has reportedly offered Caroline Aherne a deal to write two more Royle Family specials.
Sun 28 December 2008
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
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
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
26/12/2008 … Russell Brand has given a homeless man £500 so he could spend Christmas with his family.