October 2011 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 31 October 2011
Eddie Izzard 'to run through Africa'
New challenge planned
31/10/2011 … Eddie Izzard is reportedly planning to run barefoot through Africa.
Mat Horne conspicuously absent from former pal's tributes
31/10/2011 … Mathew Horne has declined to be interviewed for a TV profile of his former comedy partner and best friend James Corden.
Fri 28 October 2011
Johnny Depp, a midget and a toilet...
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
28/10/2011 … ‘I don't think of myself as funny.
Tom Allen looks at shocking bodies
For a new E4 show
28/10/2011 … Tom Allen is to front an E4 clip show about shocking bodies.
John Bishop's first arena tour
Six months after saying he was resting
28/10/2011 … John Bishop has announced his first arena tour – less than six months after vowing to quit touring for ‘several years’.
Thu 27 October 2011
Johnny Vegas's book delayed
...because he hasn't finished writing it
27/10/2011 … Johnny Vegas’s autobiography has been delayed for a year – because the comic struggled to get it finished on time.
Jongleurs' nightclub partner goes under
11 sites at risk as Luminar collapses
27/10/2011 … A question mark hangs over the future of more than half of Jongleurs’ regular comedy venues after the collapse of nightclub operator Luminar.
Wed 26 October 2011
Patrice O'Neal suffers stroke
'We don't know how he's going to be'
26/10/2011 … American comedian Patrice O’Neal has suffered a stroke at the age of 41.