All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 17 January 2008
TV search for the 'funniest decade'
17/01/2008 … UKTV Gold has commissioned a series of programmes designed to determine the funniest decade for TV comedies.
Barrymore's back - playing Spike
Fallen star in Milligan play
17/01/2008 … Fallen star Michael Barrymore is making a controversial return to the stage – playing Spike Milligan in a new play about the comic genius.
Sitcom? No it's a 'mobicom'
ITV launches a comedy for mobiles
17/01/2008 … ITV has commissioned its first sitcom designed purely to be viewed over the internet and on mobile phones.
The Thick Of It: The movie?
Iannucci plans big-screen venture
17/01/2008 … Armando Iannucci is reportedly planning a movie in the style of The Thick Of It.
Wed 16 January 2008
Comics up for Bafta
Short film earns a nomination
16/01/2008 … Comics Tom Basden and Tim Key have been nominated for a Bafta award.
Back in the Backyard
Hurst plays his axed venue
16/01/2008 … Lee Hurst may have unexpectedly closed his Backyard Club in East London just before Christmas – but it won’t stop him playing there.
New auditons for US talent show
16/01/2008 … American reality show Last Comic Standing has launched its latest hunt for stand-up talent.
David Brent, philosopher
Academics examine the wisdom in The Office
16/01/2008 … David Brent has become an inspiration to a host of philosophers, who have written a new academic tome on The Office And Philosophy.