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