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December 2009 News

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

Thu 31 December 2009

Stand-up's X Factor could return | Reprieve for Last Comic Standing?

Stand-up's X Factor could return

Reprieve for Last Comic Standing?

31/12/2009 … Stand-up talent competition Last Comic Standing could be returning to American TV screens.

Djalili to front £15m ad campaign | New face of moneysupermarket.com
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Djalili to front £15m ad campaign

New face of moneysupermarket.com

31/12/2009 … Omid Djalili is to front a new £15million advertising campaign for price comparison website Moneysupermarket.

Wed 30 December 2009

Edmondson swears during panto | Oh yes he does...

Edmondson swears during panto

Oh yes he does...

30/12/2009 … Adrian Edmondson has shocked parents by swearing on stage during a pantomime.

Noble disturbs the Dragon | Twitter mischief targets Bannatyne

Noble disturbs the Dragon

Twitter mischief targets Bannatyne

30/12/2009 … Ross Noble fans have swamped Dragon’s Den millionaire Duncan Bannatyne with daft business ideas via the Twitter website.

Comics warn of alcohol dangers | New government campaign

Comics warn of alcohol dangers

New government campaign

30/12/2009 … Jo Brand and Bill Bailey are to star in online advertisements warning young people about the dangers of alcohol.

Mon 28 December 2009

Tom Binned over Queen's speech gag | Ivan Brackenbury creator loses radio job

Tom Binned over Queen's speech gag

Ivan Brackenbury creator loses radio job

28/12/2009 … The comedian behind inept DJ Ivan Brackenbury has been fired from a genuine radio station – after interrupting the Queen’s speech with a gag.

Sun 27 December 2009

McInytre is the UK's No 1 | Top slot for Hello Wembley!

McInytre is the UK's No 1

Top slot for Hello Wembley!

27/12/2009 … Michael McIntyre has topped the DVD chart for the first time.

Thu 24 December 2009

Along came a spider (or several hundred...) | WTF: Weekly Triva File

Along came a spider (or several hundred...)

WTF: Weekly Triva File

24/12/2009 … Ricky Gervais has been running in Hampstead Heath despite the snow.

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