December 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 21 December 2010
James Corden lands '£1m+' book deal
Memoirs out next year
21/12/2010 … James Corden has signed a reported £1million-plus deal to write his autobiography.
4.4m watch Miranda
Record ratings for Christmas special
21/12/2010 … Miranda’s Christmas special proved a huge hit for BBC Two last night, attracting 4.
Jongleurs hitches itself to Live At The Apollo
Plus new deals with Tesco and nightclubs
21/12/2010 … Jongleurs is hoping to cash in on the success of BBC One’s flagship stand-up shows – by launching its own night called Jongleurs Live At The Apollo.
Mon 20 December 2010
Not-so Daily Show
More4 drops nightly editions
20/12/2010 … The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is to become the weekly show in the UK.
New low for Peep Show
Audience plunges to 760,000
20/12/2010 … Peep Show has suffered another bad week in the ratings – with just 760,000 watching the first airing of the latest episode on Channel 4.
A new stage for Spike's Puckoon
Book made into a play
20/12/2010 … Spike Milligan’s comic novel Puckoon has been adapted for the stage for the first time.
Sun 19 December 2010
Bishop owns Christmas...
John tops DVD chart yet again
19/12/2010 … John Bishop has the Christmas No 1 for stand-up DVDs – holding on to the top spot for the fourth consecutive week.
Fri 17 December 2010
Is this a good idea..?
Jason Manford to host mobile phone awards
17/12/2010 … It’s a brave move for a comedian who landed in so much trouble with his mobile phone… but Jason Manford has signed up to present next year’s Mobile News Awards.