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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 ā€“ 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 worldā€™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 ā€“ including Caroline Aherne ā€“ 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.