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November 2009 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Mon 30 November 2009

It'll be different without Frankie... | MTW unlikely to replace Boyle

It'll be different without Frankie...

MTW unlikely to replace Boyle

30/11/2009 … Frankie Boyle quitting Mock The Week will ‘inevitably’ change the tone of the show, regular Hugh Dennis has admitted.

C4 'axes' Jacko comedy | Fears Bo'Selecta! will upset family
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C4 'axes' Jacko comedy

Fears Bo'Selecta! will upset family

30/11/2009 … A repeat of the Bo Selecta Michael Jackson special has reportedly been axed from Channel 4 for fear of upsetting the late superstar’s family.

Now it's Burpgate | Hill in another phoney 'offensive comedy' row

Now it's Burpgate

Hill in another phoney 'offensive comedy' row

30/11/2009 … Sensitive TV viewers have complained about a Harry Hill sketch in which he compared a Vienetta ice cream to German tanks rolling into Poland.

We get 100s of scripts – and rejected them all | Peep Show chief's advice to writers

We get 100s of scripts – and rejected them all

Peep Show chief's advice to writers

30/11/2009 … The executive producer of Peep Show has delivered a blow to would-be comedy writers by revealing that his company has NEVER made a sitcom from an unsolicited script, despite receiving hundreds of them every year.

McIntyre's still No 1 | DVD outsells all other comedians

McIntyre's still No 1

DVD outsells all other comedians

30/11/2009 … Michael McIntyre’s DVD has slipped down to No 5 in the charts – but remains Britain’s bestselling stand-up title.

Sun 29 November 2009

'Comedy is dying' | Become more challenging, comics told

'Comedy is dying'

Become more challenging, comics told

29/11/2009 … Stand-up is in danger of becoming a dead art form because comedians are afraid of taking risks, one of the founding fathers of alternative comedy has warned.

I'm not Strictly fit enough | Why Johnny turned down dance show

I'm not Strictly fit enough

Why Johnny turned down dance show

29/11/2009 … Johnny Vegas was asked to appear in Strictly Come Dancing this year – but he feared the punishing rehearsal regime would be too much.

Sat 28 November 2009

Peter Kay WILL tour after all | More dates to be announced

Peter Kay WILL tour after all

More dates to be announced

28/11/2009 … Peter Kay IS going to tour beyond Manchester next year after all, he has announced.

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