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