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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…

Tue 27 January 2009

Red Dwarf returns to Earth | Two-part Easter special

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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.