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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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