October 2009 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 30 October 2009
Theatre drops anti-semitic comic
Dieudonné's London show cancelled
30/10/2009 … French comedian Dieudonne’s London show has been axed in the wake of his fine for antisemtic comments.
Lady Gaga brouhaha
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
30/10/2009 … Vic Reeves and wife Nancy Sorrell have been crowned the sexiest glasses-wearing celebrities.
Goodbye Jongleurs (for now)
Clubs to be renamed
30/10/2009 … Every remaining Jongleurs comedy club is to be rebranded under a new name.
Thu 29 October 2009
Borat legal action rumbles on
'Duped' stars go to appeal
29/10/2009 … Unwitting stars of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat movie have launched a new legal challenge against the filmmakers.
Pew, what a scorcher...
Hollander to star in new church sitcom
29/10/2009 … BBC Two has ordered a new sitcom about a frustrated city vicar, starring In The Loop actor Tom Hollander.
Wed 28 October 2009
Catholics' anger sacriligious at Curb
28/10/2009 … Hardline American Catholics are up in arms over an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in which Larry David accidentally pees on a portrait of Jesus.
French comic fined for anti-semitism
28/10/2009 … French comedian Dieudonné has been ordered to pay €20, 000 after a court ruled that inviting a Holocaust denier on stage was a ‘public anti-Semitic insult’.
Gatiss goes to the moon
Gents star adapts HG Wells classic
28/10/2009 … The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss is to star in his own TV adaptation of HG Wells's humourous sci-fi adventure The First Men In The Moon.