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