August 2009 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 27 August 2009
Boyle lands C4 show
Mixing stand-up and sketches
27/08/2009 … Frankie Boyle is set for his own Channel 4 show, with a pilot episode planned for later this year.
Wed 26 August 2009
Edinburgh nominees announced
...and they're all male again
26/08/2009 … The nominations for this yearís Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced Ė†and itís another all-male shortlist.
The REAL Twitter
Bill Bailey to host birdwatching series
26/08/2009 … Bill Bailey is set to become the next Bill Oddie, fronting a show about birdwatching for Sky One.
Tue 25 August 2009
Pegg's killer role
Simon to play William Hare
25/08/2009 … Simon Pegg is set to star in a film about the serial killers Burke and Hare.
Search for a hero
New stand-up competition launched
25/08/2009 … FHM magazine and Jongleurs have launched a new competition for budding stand-ups, with a £5,000 top prize.
Director Stroud dies
Credits include Harry Enfield & My Hero
25/08/2009 … TV comedy director John Stroud has died of a brain tumour at the age of 54.
Mon 24 August 2009
Krod only knows...
Glimmer of hope for medieval comedy
24/08/2009 … The epic saga of Krod Mandoon may not be over, its makers have insisted.
Revealed: The funniest joke on the Fringe
Dan Antopolski scoops prize
24/08/2009 … Dan Antopolski has the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, according to an online poll.