October 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 14 October 2010
Police shut top comedy venue
XS Malarkey awaits its fate...
14/10/2010 … Police have shut down one of Britain’s best-loved comedy venues after a fight broke out in the street outside.
Wed 13 October 2010
Is Whites going cold?
Audience slump for Alan Davies sitcom
13/10/2010 … Alan Davies’s new kitchen comedy Whites has lost nearly a million viewers – more than a third of its audience – in two weeks.
Tue 12 October 2010
Wogan to present Buzzcocks
...as are a raft of comics
12/10/2010 … Terry Wogan will guest host Never Mind The Buzzcocks next series.
Lee Evans to tour again
50-night stadium run announced
12/10/2010 … Tickets have gone on sale for Lee Evans's next mammoth stadium tour – with 50 dates lined up for 2011.
This could be a problem...
Venue books Chubby Brown and Indian dignitary on same night
12/10/2010 … A venue is rejigging its schedules – after double-booking Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown and a business dinner with the Consul General of India on the same night.
Cult movie to become animated comedy
12/10/2010 … The 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite is to be made into an animated comedy in the States.
New BBC curbs on comedy
'Derogatory remarks' banned
12/10/2010 … Comedy is to come under even tighter scrutiny at the BBC as new guidelines banning ‘derogatory remarks’ come into force.
Mon 11 October 2010
BBC2 launches celeb sitcom
Comedy set backstage on pop show
11/10/2010 … BBC Two is to launch a new teenage sitcom to go out on Saturday lunchtimes.