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
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...
30/01/2009 … Goodness Gracious Me writer Sharat Sardana has died at the age of 40.
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
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
30/01/2009 … ‘I have no talent apart from telling jokes.
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
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
29/01/2009 … Outspoken former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie has tried his hand at stand-up for a new TV programme.