March 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 31 March 2010
Comics are 'too sweary'
Says Brits – who promptly vote foul-mouthed Connolly their favourite
31/03/2010 … More than half of British people think modern comedians swear too much, according to a new survey.
Tue 30 March 2010
Another comic sues over false advertising
DL Hughley takes on Washington club
30/03/2010 … American comic DL Hughley is suing a Washington nightclub for $1.
Heckle putdown winds up in court
Human rights case over 'dyke' comment
30/03/2010 … Court proceedings have begun for a comedian accused of breaching a heckler’s human rights for branding her a ‘dyke’.
Mon 29 March 2010
BBC renews The Thick Of It
Eight new episodes for 2011
29/03/2010 … The BBC has ordered a fourth series of The Thick Of It, Armando Iannucci has revealed.
Who made Brigstocke king?
Marcus to star in Spamalot tour
29/03/2010 … Marcus Brigstocke is to play King Arthur in the touring production of Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Jongleurs to be sued over posters
Agents' fury at use of big-name acts
29/03/2010 … Comedy club chain Jongleurs has been forced to take down its advertising billboards over allegations it is misleading punters into thinking big names such as Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans will be playing its venues.
1992 interview released
29/03/2010 … A previously unheard interview with Bill Hicks, recorded just over year before his death, has been released online today.
Sun 28 March 2010
Popper joins South Park
'Dream come true' for Peep Show producer
28/03/2010 … Former Peep Show producer Robert Popper is to join the writing team on South Park.