February 2009 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 27 February 2009
The voice of chlamydia
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
27/02/2009 … Highlight of the Chortle Awards? Surely the erudite Nicholas Parsons saying ‘fuck’.
Warning over Jongleurs' future
Clubs hit by Christmas cancellations
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.
Eddie Murphy to play Pryor?
New biopic planned
27/02/2009 … Eddie Murphy has been lined up to play Richard Pryor in a new biopic about the influential comic.
44 new Simpsons episodes ordered
Show enters the record books
27/02/2009 … The Simpsons is to become the longest-running scripted show ever to grace American screens.
Thu 26 February 2009
Jerry Seinfeld, marriage counsellor
New series for sitcom king
26/02/2009 … Jerry Seinfeld is returning to TV after 11 years, with a celebrity reality show.
Wendy Richard dies
Cancer claims her at 65
26/02/2009 … Wendy Richard, the actress who went from sitcom stardom in Are You Being Served? to EastEnders fame has died aged 65.
Five boss demands more comedy
Channel to spice up its 'boring' output
26/02/2009 … The new boss of Five has pledged to seek out new comedy talent to make the channel more ‘fun’.
Baynham to rewrite Arthur
Russell Brand movie edges forward
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.