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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

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
© ITV
© ITV

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

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

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'
© Universal Studios
© Universal Studios

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

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

Super! Great! | Perrin remake wins 5million viewers
© BBC
© BBC

Super! Great!

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

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.

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