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January 2009 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Sat 31 January 2009

BNP can't take a joke | Far-right party complain about Jo Brand

BNP can't take a joke

Far-right party complain about Jo Brand

31/01/2009 … Members of the far-right BNP have complained to police about a joke Jo Brand cracked on Live At The Apollo.

Fri 30 January 2009

Kumars creator dies | At the age of just 40...

Kumars creator dies

At the age of just 40...

30/01/2009 … Goodness Gracious Me writer Sharat Sardana has died at the age of 40.

Extra student dates added | Chortle contest grows

Extra student dates added

Chortle contest grows

30/01/2009 … Chortle has added three more heats to this year’s Student Comedy Award.

Rogue agent fined | Hemming held on to comics' cash

Rogue agent fined

Hemming held on to comics' cash

30/01/2009 … A rogue agent has been fined more than £2,000 for failing to pay acts for their performances.

'I'd look weird with a foot-long knob' | The Weekly Trivia File

'I'd look weird with a foot-long knob'

The Weekly Trivia File

30/01/2009 … ‘I have no talent apart from telling jokes.

Russell Brand announces O2 date | Massive gig for supposedly 'shamed' star

Russell Brand announces O2 date

Massive gig for supposedly 'shamed' star

30/01/2009 … Russell Brand is to perform at London’s O2 Arena for the first time.

Izzard announces UK tour | The first in six years

Izzard announces UK tour

The first in six years

30/01/2009 … Eddie Izzard is to tour Britain for the first time in six years.

Thu 29 January 2009

Kelvin McKenzie tries stand-up | We review ex-Sun editor’s only gig

Kelvin McKenzie tries stand-up

We review ex-Sun editor’s only gig

29/01/2009 … Outspoken former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie has tried his hand at stand-up for a new TV programme.