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
31/03/2009 … The new-look UK Comedy Central has confirmed transmission of its first original commission, Grouchy Young Men.
'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
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
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
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
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
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
30/03/2009 … The BBC has axed Lee Mack sitcom Not Going Out after three series.