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September 2011 News

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

Wed 07 September 2011

BBC picks comics' sitcoms to develop | Six ideas showcased

BBC picks comics' sitcoms to develop

Six ideas showcased

07/09/2011 … Sitcoms from stand-ups Jason Cook and Pippa Evans are among those to be performed as part of a BBC initiative to develop new ideas for broadcast.

Frank Skinner gets classy | BBC2 comedy on the social order

Frank Skinner gets classy

BBC2 comedy on the social order

07/09/2011 … Frank Skinner is to host a one-off comedy show about class for BBC Two.

Rory Bremner joins Strictly Come Dancing | ...but he's an outsider

Rory Bremner joins Strictly Come Dancing

...but he's an outsider

07/09/2011 … Rory Bremner is to be a competitor on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC has confirmed.

Tue 06 September 2011

Friday Night Dinner heads to the States | The Office mastermind works on remake

Friday Night Dinner heads to the States

The Office mastermind works on remake

06/09/2011 … Channel 4 comedy hit Friday Night Dinner is set to be remade for American TV – by the same man who successfully adapted The Office.

Rhod GIlbert's dangerous road trip | Braving landslides with Greg Davies

Rhod GIlbert's dangerous road trip

Braving landslides with Greg Davies

06/09/2011 … Rhod Gilbert has spoken of how he and Greg Davies risk landslides and dangerous drivers as they negotiated some of the world’s most lethal mountain roads.

Jason Manford's free pub gig | Thank-you to landlady who helped him

Jason Manford's free pub gig

Thank-you to landlady who helped him

06/09/2011 … Jason Manford has staged a free gig in a pub to thank the landlady for helping him when his car broke down.

Fast Show to return | New online series for Foster's

Fast Show to return

New online series for Foster's

06/09/2011 … The Fast Show team are to reunite – including Caroline Aherne – to make the first new episodes in 14 years.

Mon 05 September 2011

Second helping of MASH | Radio 2 commissions sketch duo

Second helping of MASH

Radio 2 commissions sketch duo

05/09/2011 … Radio 2 has commissioned a short series from sketch duo Two Episodes Of Mash, following a successful pilot last year.