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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...
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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

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.

Loaded questions... | Voting opens on mag's comedy awards

Loaded questions...

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...

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

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.

Spelling test | Now ITV launches a magic show, too

Spelling test

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

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

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.

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