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March 2009 News

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

Tue 31 March 2009

Grouchy Young Comics | Comedy Central UK's first commission

Grouchy Young Comics

Comedy Central UK's first commission

31/03/2009 … The new-look UK Comedy Central has confirmed transmission of its first original commission, Grouchy Young Men.

Horne again | 'Second series' for Horne & Corden

Horne again

'Second series' for Horne & Corden

31/03/2009 … Horne and Corden look set for a second series of their BBC Three sketch show – despite receiving a mauling by the critics.

And the votes are in... | Last Student Award finalist named

And the votes are in...

Last Student Award finalist named

31/03/2009 … Will Scambler, who runs his own comedy club at Swansea University, has won the readers’ vote for the final place in the Chortle Student Comedy Award final.

Comics will be Winging It | New BBC2 teen comedy show

Comics will be Winging It

New BBC2 teen comedy show

31/03/2009 … A host of circuit comedians are taking part in a new BBC comedy programme for teenagers.

A new beginning for Red Dwarf? | Barrie hopes for permanent revival

A new beginning for Red Dwarf?

Barrie hopes for permanent revival

31/03/2009 … Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie says the one-off Easter special could lead to a new series.

Mon 30 March 2009

Bruno 'too gay' for the censors | First cut gets kiss-of-death ratin

Bruno 'too gay' for the censors

First cut gets kiss-of-death ratin

30/03/2009 … The first cut of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno movie has been give the dreaded NC-17 rating after proving ‘too gay’ for American censors.

The Office opens Israeli branch | Deal for another remake

The Office opens Israeli branch

Deal for another remake

30/03/2009 … The Office is to be remade for an Israeli audience in what will be the seventh foreign version of the show.

Not Going Out any more | BBC axes primetime sitcom
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Not Going Out any more

BBC axes primetime sitcom

30/03/2009 … The BBC has axed Lee Mack sitcom Not Going Out after three series.

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