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November 2011 News

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

Wed 16 November 2011

Russell Howard breaks his fingers | Taken to hosptial after Good News stunt

Russell Howard breaks his fingers

Taken to hosptial after Good News stunt

16/11/2011 … Russell Howard was taken to hospital last night after breaking fingers on his left hand while recording his BBC Three show Good News.

Jimmy Carr to host Countdown | ...but just the once

Jimmy Carr to host Countdown

...but just the once

16/11/2011 … Jimmy Carr is to be the host of Countdown – but for one episode only.

Warwick Davis to front panel show | Recording a pilot this month

Warwick Davis to front panel show

Recording a pilot this month

16/11/2011 … Warwick Davis could be fronting his own BBC panel show.

Tue 15 November 2011

BBC axes Shooting Stars | Bob Mortimer breaks the news on Twitter
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BBC axes Shooting Stars

Bob Mortimer breaks the news on Twitter

15/11/2011 … The BBC has cancelled Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s panel Shooting Stars.

Alexei Sayle to return to stand-up | After 16 year absence

Alexei Sayle to return to stand-up

After 16 year absence

15/11/2011 … Alexei Sayle is to return to stand-up after a 16-year absence.

How bad sitcoms cause riots | Penelope Keith's theory
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How bad sitcoms cause riots

Penelope Keith's theory

15/11/2011 … Penelope Keith says the death of sitcoms with universal appeal has contributed to the breakdown of families – and even the summer riots.

Mon 14 November 2011

Apollo recovers – a bit | Stand-up show's audience rises

Apollo recovers – a bit

Stand-up show's audience rises

14/11/2011 … Live At The Apollo bounced back in the ratings this weekend.

Frankie Boyle announces (another) last tour | 32 dates next year

Frankie Boyle announces (another) last tour

32 dates next year

14/11/2011 … He famously said his last live show would be his final one – but now Frankie Boyle has announced another farewell tour.