All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 31 December 2010
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
31/12/2010 … ‘I think it's my responsibility to consider myself an artist’ Ricky GervaisJames Corden touched up Billy Connolly when they filmed scenes in the new Gullivers’ Travels blockbuster together – and the Big Yin didn’t mind a bit.
CBE for comedy mastermind
John Lloyd honoured
31/12/2010 … John Lloyd, the producer behind a string of comedy hits from Blackadder to QI, has been appointed a CBE in the New Year HonoursThe 59-year-old, who was also behind Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News, was given the honour for services to broadcasting.
Thu 30 December 2010
A new 'Age'
Radio 4 recomissions panel show
30/12/2010 … Radio 4 is to make another series of panel show Act Your Age, which pitches comedians of different generations against each other.
3rd Rock producer found dead
Exec dies at 50 on Hawaii holiday
30/12/2010 … Sitcom producer Aron Abrams, whose credits include Everybody Hates Chris and Third Rock From The Sun, has been found dead in a hotel room.
Wed 29 December 2010
Goodie Goodie Yum Yum
Repeats prove a ratings hit
29/12/2010 … Reruns of the Goodies have been deemed a ratings hit, after attracting up to a million viewers despite a late-night timeslot.
ALF, the racist?
N-word outburst on YouTube
29/12/2010 … Eighties family sitcom ALF has found itself at the centre of an unlikely racism storm, after footage emerged of the puppet star dropping the N-bomb.
Scrubs star to tour UK
'Ted' comes with his band
29/12/2010 … Scrubs star Sam Lloyd is to tour the UK with his sketch and a cappella group The Blanks.
Mon 27 December 2010
Audience figures fly...
Cracking start for Come Fly With Me
27/12/2010 … The debut episode of Matt Lucas and David Walliams’s new comedy Come Fly With Me attracted 10.