November 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 30 November 2010
Peep Show sold abroad
Never mind the ratings, it's an export hit...
30/11/2010 … Peep Show’s seventh series might have had an uncertain start on Channel 4 last week – but that hasn't stopped it being snapped up by broadcasters in Australia and Canada.
Broadcast award nominees announced
Comedies vie for TV prize
30/11/2010 … The nominees have been announced for best comedy in the Broadcast Awards, run by the TV industry magazine.
Voting opens on mag's comedy awards
30/11/2010 … The nominations have been announced for this year's Loaded Laftas for the most famous names in comedy.
Mon 29 November 2010
Could Horne and Corden reunite?
Mat hopes so...
29/11/2010 … Could a Horne and Corden reunion be on the cards?Mat Horne has said that he would like to work with his double-act co-star again, despite the critical drubbing the pair received over their TV sketch show and the film Lesbian Vampire Killers.
How Ben Elton almost killed Outnumbered
BBC feared another flop
29/11/2010 … Outnumbered has become one of the BBC’s biggest sitcom hits, but its creator has revealed that it almost didn’t get made – thanks to Ben Elton.
Now ITV launches a magic show, too
29/11/2010 … Comedy magicians Penn and Teller are to star in a new ITV1 magic ‘spectacular’ to be fronted by Jonathan Ross.
Charlie Brooker jumps to BBC2
2010 Wipe coming this Christmas
29/11/2010 … Charlie Brooker’s Wipe programmes are to transfer to BBC Two with an hour-long round-up of the year’s events.
Leslie Nielsen dies at 84
Star of Airplane! and Naked Gun
29/11/2010 … Leslie Nielsen, the actor who became a deadpan comic icon after appearing in Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has died at the age of 84.