March 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 13 March 2010
The Now – and again – Show
BBC broadcasts old episode by mistake
13/03/2010 … Radio 4 has accidentally aired an out-of-date episode of the supposedly topical Now Show.
Fri 12 March 2010
'It's not named after Dr Numb-Penis...'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
12/03/2010 … 'When comedians get together with other comedians it's phenomenally boring.
Is Manford 'too Northern' for Londoners?
Row over 'joke' Tweets
12/03/2010 … Jason Manford has caused something of a storm after claiming that he was rejected for a job on a London-based radio show because he is 'too Northern'.
Thu 11 March 2010
Harry Hill signs new TV deal
At least two more TV Burp series
11/03/2010 … Harry Hill has signed a two-year deal with ITV to make more series of TV Burp and You've Been Framed.
Radio 2 to launch stand-up contest
Talent hunt starts this autumn
11/03/2010 … Radio 2 is to launch a new competition to crown the new stand-up of the year.
Jongleurs reveals its Nottingham venue
...and promises five more to come
11/03/2010 … Jongleurs has confirmed its new Nottingham venue – and announced plans to expand into five more cities.
'Del Boy in a thong'
BBC Three unveils new sitcom
11/03/2010 … Mamma Mia! writer Catherine Johnson has written a new BBC Three sitcom about two young single mums who live in housing association flats.
Chubby Brown denies assault
He 'hit woman in the face,' court told
11/03/2010 … Roy Chubby Brown has appeared in court, accused of hitting a woman in the face during a furious dispute in a supermarket car park.