August 2008 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 11 August 2008
We swear it's a mistake...
Paramount Comedy apologises over F-word
11/08/2008 … Paramount Comedy has apologised after broadcasting bad language in a Nathan Caton sketch in the middle of the afternoon.
Sat 09 August 2008
Tributes to a King
Bernie Mac dead at 50
09/08/2008 … Tributes have been paid to American comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday at the age of 50.
US comedy mogul dies
Brillstein helped forge Saturday Night Live
09/08/2008 … Bernie Brillstein, one of the most influential managers and producers in American comedy, has died at the age of 77.
Fri 08 August 2008
Horne in print
Two-book deal for comic Alex
08/08/2008 … Alex Horne has signed a two-book publishing deal, based on this year’s and last year’s Edinburgh shows.
Jim comes fourth in Last Comic Standing
08/08/2008 … British stand-up Jim Tavare has come fourth in American reality show Last Comic Standing.
MySpace launches comedy contest
£5,000 top prize
08/08/2008 … MySpace has unveiled a comedy competition to attract extra clips to its new comedy section.
Blood, sweat and tears
Weekly trivia file
08/08/2008 … ‘It's an embarrassing, self-indulgent, pathetic job,’ Andrew Lawrence on being a stand-upMark Allen thought dressing in a dalmatian costume to promote his Edinburgh show Pet Project was a good idea – until he was set on by a real dog.
Copyright gets some respect
Dangerfield's widow wins video rights
08/08/2008 … Rodney Dangerfield’s widow has won the rights to his stand-up act, following a dispute with her stepdaughter.