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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…

Fri 17 December 2010

Disassembled | Edinburgh venue to lose most of its Fringe spaces

Disassembled

Edinburgh venue to lose most of its Fringe spaces

17/12/2010 … ‘Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms will host a lot fewer Fringe shows after the council rubber-stamped a controversial £9million refit, including the loss of several theatre spaces.

What Peep Show duo did next... | Writers' new comedy-drama

What Peep Show duo did next...

Writers' new comedy-drama

17/12/2010 … Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain are to write a major new Channel 4 comedy-drama.

Peep Show's nine lives | Two more series commissioned
© Â C4
© Â C4

Peep Show's nine lives

Two more series commissioned

17/12/2010 … Channel 4 has confirmed that two more series of Peep Show are on the way.

Metro refuses comics' 'anti-Tube' ad | Duo slam 'dangerous precedent'

Metro refuses comics' 'anti-Tube' ad

Duo slam 'dangerous precedent'

17/12/2010 … The Metro newspaper has refused to carry an advert for a comedy show – for fear of upsetting London Underground.

'Copyright lawyers are dicks' | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

'Copyright lawyers are dicks'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

17/12/2010 … 'There's something dirty and sleeping-with-a-hooker about comedy.

Seinfeld tickets tout for £1,000 | ...minutes after they go on sale

Seinfeld tickets tout for £1,000

...minutes after they go on sale

17/12/2010 … Touts are already demanding more than £1,000 for tickets for Jerry Seinfeld’s only UK concert, just half an hour after the box office opened.

Thu 16 December 2010

Blake Edwards dies at 88 | Director of Pink Panther movies

Blake Edwards dies at 88

Director of Pink Panther movies

16/12/2010 … Blake Edwards, the director of Pink Panther and other comedy hits, has died at the age of 88.

Matt Lucas wins apology from Daily Mail | Paper accepts grief article was untrue

Matt Lucas wins apology from Daily Mail

Paper accepts grief article was untrue

16/12/2010 … Matt Lucas has won substantial undisclosed damages over a ‘grossly intrusive’ Daily Mail article about his ex-partner's death.