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
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
29/08/2009 … Tim Key has won this year’s main Edinburgh Comedy Award.
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
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
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
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
27/08/2009 … Cheryl Taylor is to be the BBC’s new head of comedy commissioning, the corporation has announced today.
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.