May 2011 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 May 2011
Steve Coogan's porn film
New biopic of strip club owner Paul Raymond
31/05/2011 … Steve Coogan has been lined up to play porn baron Paul Raymond in a new film biography.
Sun 29 May 2011
Mad about 'Men'
Sitcom reruns 'led to bomb threat'
29/05/2011 … A viewer became so incensed with constant reruns of Two And A Half Men that he allegedly threatened to bomb his local TV station unless they stopped broadcasting them.
Sat 28 May 2011
Jack Dee to tour again
Now he's finished work on Lead Balloon
28/05/2011 … Jack Dee is preparing to go on tour again, having finished work on the latest series of Lead Balloon.
Jack Whitehall to star in C4 sitcom
Peep Show creators write student comedy
28/05/2011 … Jack Whitehall is to star in Channel 4’s new student sitcom Fresh Meat.
Fri 27 May 2011
Janet Brown dies
Comic impressionist was 87
27/05/2011 … Janet Brown, the comedian and impressionist best known for mimicking Margaret Thatcher, has died at the age of 87.
Psychoville's ratings horror
Audience turn off in droves
27/05/2011 … Psychoville has suffered a huge slump in viewers, with half its audience turning off over the course of the second series.
BBC Three axes comedies
...including How Not To Live Your Life
27/05/2011 … BBC Three has axed three of its comedy series.
Alan Partridge to write memoirs
...well, with Coogan, Iannucci and others
27/05/2011 … Steve Coogan is writing Alan Partridge’s memoirs, to be released this autumn.