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August 2009 News

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

Mon 31 August 2009

Climate of fear silences comics | ...says Have I Got News For You producer

Climate of fear silences comics

...says Have I Got News For You producer

31/08/2009 … Television comedians are censoring themselves because of a culture of fear at the BBC, according to one of the most respected producers in comedy.

Sat 29 August 2009

Tim Key wins Edinburgh award | Jonny Sweet is best newcomer

Tim Key wins Edinburgh award

Jonny Sweet is best newcomer

29/08/2009 … Tim Key has won this year’s main Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Good News for Russell | Howard lands topical BBC Three series

Good News for Russell

Howard lands topical BBC Three series

29/08/2009 … Russell Howard’s topical comedy show has been given the go-ahead from BBC Three.

The biggest stunt on the Fringe | Schaffer scoops award for self-promotion

The biggest stunt on the Fringe

Schaffer scoops award for self-promotion

29/08/2009 … Lewis Schaffer has won the Cunning Stunt award for the best publicity stunt at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Fri 28 August 2009

Coogan nearly blinded... by grass | WTF: Weekly Trivia Fle

Coogan nearly blinded... by grass

WTF: Weekly Trivia Fle

28/08/2009 … Steve Coogan was almost blinded while filming Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian.

Thu 27 August 2009

My mother-in-law's so litigious... | Comic sued over her gags

My mother-in-law's so litigious...

Comic sued over her gags

27/08/2009 … A comedian is being sued by her mother-in-law, for making her the butt of too many jokes.

'The premier job in comedy' | Cheryl Taylor takes over at the BBC

'The premier job in comedy'

Cheryl Taylor takes over at the BBC

27/08/2009 … Cheryl Taylor is to be the BBC’s new head of comedy commissioning, the corporation has announced today.

Merry Chrizzmas | Eddie to star in festive family film

Merry Chrizzmas

Eddie to star in festive family film

27/08/2009 … Eddie Izzard is to star in a feature-length Christmas family drama for the BBC.

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