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
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
30/09/2009 … Tim Minchin is writing a musical version of Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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
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'
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
28/09/2009 … Malaysia has banned Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno movie.
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
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.