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September 2009 News

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

Wed 30 September 2009

A sitcom about a sitcom | Matt LeBlanc stars in transatlantic comedy

A sitcom about a sitcom

Matt LeBlanc stars in transatlantic comedy

30/09/2009 … The fraught business of taking a British comedy hit across the Atlantic is itself to become the subject of a new sitcom.

Never a Dahl moment | Minchin's Matilda musical for the RSC

Never a Dahl moment

Minchin's Matilda musical for the RSC

30/09/2009 … Tim Minchin is writing a musical version of Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Funny Guy | R4's Gunpowder Plot comedy

Funny Guy

R4's Gunpowder Plot comedy

30/09/2009 … Radio 4’s often heavyweight Afternoon Play is being given over to sketch group the Penny Dreadfuls for a spoof history of Guy Fawkes.

Comedy makes a comeback | ...in America, at least
© ABC
© ABC

Comedy makes a comeback

...in America, at least

30/09/2009 … Comedy has made a comeback on American TV, with eight half-hour sitcoms in the top 20 shows last week, the first of the new autumn season.

Tue 29 September 2009

Radio 4 pilot for Richardson | Panel show about comic's 'strong ideas'

Radio 4 pilot for Richardson

Panel show about comic's 'strong ideas'

29/09/2009 … Jon Richardson is being lined up to host a new panel show for Radio 4.

Mon 28 September 2009

Malaysia bans Bruno | Censors block Baron Cohen film

Malaysia bans Bruno

Censors block Baron Cohen film

28/09/2009 … Malaysia has banned Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno movie.

Kids' show for Men In Coats | Pilot in production

Kids' show for Men In Coats

Pilot in production

28/09/2009 … A new children’s comedy series is to be launched based on the Men In Coats double act.

Rogan pens his own Simpsons episode | Homer becomes a superhero

Rogan pens his own Simpsons episode

Homer becomes a superhero

28/09/2009 … Seth Rogen has written his own episode of The Simpsons – becoming only the second guest star to do so after Ricky Gevais.

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