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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

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

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

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
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© 20th Century Fox

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

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

Pissed off | Catholics' anger sacriligious  at Curb
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© Â HBO

Pissed off

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 | – again

French comic fined for anti-semitism

– again

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

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.

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