March 2011 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 31 March 2011
Work starts on new Outnumbered
Series four under way
31/03/2011 … Production has started on a new six-part series of Outnumbered.
More Dirk Gently on the way
BBC4 orders more episodes
31/03/2011 … Dirk Gently, Douglas Adams's 'holistic detective' is to return to BBC 4.
Never Mind The Buzzcocks... in a field
Panel show at Latitude festival
31/03/2011 … A live version of Never Mind The Buzzcocks is to be played out at the Latitude festival.
Matilda heads to the West End
London transfer for Minchin's musical
31/03/2011 … Tim Minchinís version of Matilda is transferring to Londonís West End in the autumn 2011.
Skinner's head of the heard
Frank nominated for three Sonys
31/03/2011 … Frank Skinner has been nominated for three of the top awards in radio.
Wed 30 March 2011
Second helpings of Friday Night Dinner
C4 recommissions sitcom
30/03/2011 … Friday Night Dinner has been given a second series, Channel 4 has announcedThe show, about two twentysomething brothers who have a meal with their parents every Friday, has averaged ratings of 1.
Mon 28 March 2011
BBC reveals HIGNFY hosts
...and a couple of guests
28/03/2011 … Jack Dee, Stephen Mangan, Alexander Armstrong, Bill Bailey and Jo Brand have all been lined up to as guest hosts for the next series of Have I Got News For You.
'Boycott Frankie Boyle' says blind charity
He's 'an outrage to decent society'
28/03/2011 … A leading charity for blind people is calling for a boycott of comedian Frankie Boyle after his latest joke about Katie Priceís disabled child.