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?
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
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...
30/12/2009 … Adrian Edmondson has shocked parents by swearing on stage during a pantomime.
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
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
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!
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
24/12/2009 … Ricky Gervais has been running in Hampstead Heath despite the snow.