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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

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

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

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

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
© Â C4
© Â C4

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

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

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

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.