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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

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

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

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

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.

Tavare's triumph | Jim comes fourth in Last Comic Standing

Tavare's triumph

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

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

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

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.