27/02/2009 … Highlight of the Chortle Awards? Surely the erudite Nicholas Parsons saying ‘fuck’.
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 27 February 2009
27/02/2009 … The owner of the Jongleurs chain of comedy clubs has warned that it may not be able to continue as a going concern if the recession bites harder.
27/02/2009 … Eddie Murphy has been lined up to play Richard Pryor in a new biopic about the influential comic.
27/02/2009 … The Simpsons is to become the longest-running scripted show ever to grace American screens.
Thu 26 February 2009
26/02/2009 … Jerry Seinfeld is returning to TV after 11 years, with a celebrity reality show.
26/02/2009 … Wendy Richard, the actress who went from sitcom stardom in Are You Being Served? to EastEnders fame has died aged 65.
26/02/2009 … The new boss of Five has pledged to seek out new comedy talent to make the channel more ‘fun’.
26/02/2009 … The remake of Arthur, starring Russell Brand in the role Dudley Moore made famous, has taken another step forward, with a writer now attached to the project.