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