April 2009 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 30 April 2009
Skinner makes Question Time debut
Comic on tonight's panel
30/04/2009 … Frank Skinner is to make his debut appearance on BBC One's Question Time tonight.
Wed 29 April 2009
Jim Davidson back on TV
Putting his comedy under the spotlight
29/04/2009 … Jim Davidson is to make a return to TV in a one-off reality show called: So You Think I'm An A***hole.
Montreal, here we come...
Just For laughs unveils line-up
29/04/2009 … This year’s line-up for Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival has been announced, with John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Carr and Tommy Tiernan among the comedians appearing.
Flanimals on film
Hollywood confims movie version
29/04/2009 … Ricky Gervais’s Flanimals children’s books are to be made into an animated Hollywood movie.
Tue 28 April 2009
Russell Brand to remake Drop Dead Fred
'...in the tone of Beetlejuice'
28/04/2009 … The 1991 Rik Mayall comedy film Drop Dead Fred is to be remade – with Russell Brand in the starring role.
Jongleurs firm to pull out of stock market
Regent Inns shares plunge again
28/04/2009 … Share in struggling Jongleurs owner Regent Inns have plunged again after the company announced plans to pull out of the stock market.
Mon 27 April 2009
Perrin remake wins 5million viewers
27/04/2009 … Reggie Perrin attracted an impressive 5 million viewers to BBC One on Friday night, despite many critics damning it as a poor imitation of the Leonard Rossiter original.
Front joins Thick Of It
Rebecca is satire's new minister
27/04/2009 … Rebecca Front is to replace disgraced Chris Langham in the next series of The Thick Of It.