January 2009 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 27 January 2009
Red Dwarf returns to Earth
Two-part Easter special
27/01/2009 … Red Dwarf is returning to TV, 21 years after it first aired.
Mon 26 January 2009
Lenny: 'I'm terrified of Shakespeare role'
Henry's fears about playing Othello
26/01/2009 … Lenny Henry has admitted he is ‘terrified’ of appearing in his first Shakesperean play next month.
Sat 24 January 2009
US remake for Ab Fab
Fox orders a pilot
24/01/2009 … A new Americanised remake of Absolutely Fabulous is on the cards, after the Fox network ordered a pilot episode.
Fri 23 January 2009
'He has a really nice package...'
The Weekly Trivia File
23/01/2009 … John Cleese's girlfriend Barbie Orr - 42 years his junior - calls the comic 'Fossil'.
Skinner confirms credit-crunch gigs
£10 West End shows
23/01/2009 … Frank Skinner has confirmed the dates of his recession-busting West End stand-up shows,His Credit Crunch Cabaret shows will be a the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, for five Mondays from February 9 to March 9 – with tickets priced £10.
Brand gives £60k to drug charity
Gift to the rehab centre that helped him
23/01/2009 … Russell Brand has donated £60,000 to a drugs rehab charity to help save it from closure.
Thu 22 January 2009
Lee Evans to star in Doctor Who
Guest role in Easter special
22/01/2009 … Lee Evans is to guest star in the Doctor Who Easter special.
BBC puts up its Big Top
Circus sitcom confirmed
22/01/2009 … Filming has begun on the BBC One sitcom Big Top, set in a travelling circus.