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February 2010 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Sun 28 February 2010

The great tangerine debacle | Comic Popper spoofs Fleet Street

The great tangerine debacle

Comic Popper spoofs Fleet Street

28/02/2010 … Comedian Robert Popper has fooled national newspapers into falsely reporting that Gordon Brown became so furious on a factory visit that he hurled a tangerine into a machine.

Bailey joins Fish Called Wanda musical | Bill to write the songs

Bailey joins Fish Called Wanda musical

Bill to write the songs

28/02/2010 … Bill Bailey is to work on the stage musical of A Fish Called Wanda.

Fri 26 February 2010

New Glee club to open | ...on the site of Oxford Jongleurs

New Glee club to open

...on the site of Oxford Jongleurs

26/02/2010 … The former Jongleurs club in Oxford city centre is to reopen as a Glee Club, Chortle can reveal.

'Racist' comedy out on DVD | Spike Milligan's Curry And Chips

'Racist' comedy out on DVD

Spike Milligan's Curry And Chips

26/02/2010 … Two of the most racially controversial comedies of the Sixties are to be released on DVD for the first time.

Courtney Love: I made Steve Coogan cool | WTF: Weekly Triva File

Courtney Love: I made Steve Coogan cool

WTF: Weekly Triva File

26/02/2010 … ‘So angry was my tweeting last night that I misplaced an apostrophe and substituted a homonym.

Thu 25 February 2010

Jason Wood's funeral announced | Family say 'all are welcome'

Jason Wood's funeral announced

Family say 'all are welcome'

25/02/2010 … The funeral of musical comedian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jason Wood is to be held in Bedfordshire, on March 15.

A comedian in Parliament | (Fill in your own joke here...)

A comedian in Parliament

(Fill in your own joke here...)

25/02/2010 … Stand-up Ivor Dembina has been invited to perform at the Houses of Parliament, in what is thought to be an historic first.

Are comics neurotic? | New psychological research aims to find out...

Are comics neurotic?

New psychological research aims to find out...

25/02/2010 … A psychologist is to research whether comedians are more neurotic than everybody else.

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