April 2008 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 18 April 2008
Langham to address Oxford Union
Actor will speak of 'vilification'
18/04/2008 … Chris Langham is to address the Oxford Union about his imprisonment for downloading child pornography.
Hitting the road
New tours for Moran, Howard and more...
18/04/2008 … Dylan Moran and Russell Howard are among a long list of comedians to have announced autumn tours this week, creating a particularly busy season for stand-up shows.
Even more Outnumbered
BBC renews semi-improvised comedy
18/04/2008 … The BBC has ordered a second series of semi-improvised comedy Outnumbered – but this time for BBC Two, rather than BBC One.
Gavin & Stacey duo play live
Try-out gigs for sketch show
18/04/2008 … Gavin and Stacey stars Mathew Horne and James Corden are taking to the road to try out material for their new TV sketch show.
Banffing for Britain
Comedies up for international awards
18/04/2008 … Ricky Gervais, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse will be fighting Britain’s corner in the Banff international TV awards in June.
Thu 17 April 2008
Mick lands his Ideal role
Miller to play Vegas's dad
17/04/2008 … Veteran comedian Mick Miller has landed his first acting role in 30 years – playing Johnny Vegas’s dad.
In the game
Gervais performs in GTA IV
17/04/2008 … Ricky Gervais is to perform stand-up in the next Grand Theft Auto video game.
Wed 16 April 2008
Brand rejected for Peep Show role
16/04/2008 … Russell Brand was turned down for a role in Peep Show, David Mitchell has revealed.