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
29/01/2010 … Need to know: Tim Vine showers in under four minutes.
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
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
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
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...
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
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
28/01/2010 … American comedy Ugly Betty has been axed.