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