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January 2010 News

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

Fri 29 January 2010

Who brings a noose to a gig? | WTF: Weekly Triva File

Who brings a noose to a gig?

WTF: Weekly Triva File

29/01/2010 … Need to know: Tim Vine showers in under four minutes.

Film role for Peter Kay | Comic lined up for Irish comedy

Film role for Peter Kay

Comic lined up for Irish comedy

29/01/2010 … Peter Kay is set to star in an Irish film about a cop tracking down a drug baron.

Thu 28 January 2010

Keith Lemon: The movie? | Leigh Francis awaits green light

Keith Lemon: The movie?

Leigh Francis awaits green light

28/01/2010 … Leigh Francis is writing a film for his Keith Lemon character.

Hunt is on for comedy film writers | See your script made – and win £1,000

Hunt is on for comedy film writers

See your script made – and win £1,000

28/01/2010 … A new talent hunt has been launched for comedy film writers, with a £1,000 first prize.

Was Thick Of It special dropped? | Iannucci denies reports
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© BBC

Was Thick Of It special dropped?

Iannucci denies reports

28/01/2010 … Armando Iannucci has denied that a planned election-night special of The Thick Of It has been ditched because the writers couldn’t be sure who will win.

Dad's Army game could 'promote hatred' | So says eBay...

Dad's Army game could 'promote hatred'

So says eBay...

28/01/2010 … A board game based on Dad's Army has been banned from eBay because of its association with Nazis.

Silent festival boss speaks... | Paul Merton's 'unfair' claims rebutted

Silent festival boss speaks...

Paul Merton's 'unfair' claims rebutted

28/01/2010 … The director of a major silent film festival has hit back after a barrage of criticism from Paul Merton.

Ugly Betty axed | Current series will be the last
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© ABC

Ugly Betty axed

Current series will be the last

28/01/2010 … American comedy Ugly Betty has been axed.

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