January 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 January 2012
Mock The Week under fire again
Now report highlights lack of women
31/01/2012 … Mock The Week has been criticised for the second time in a day for not putting enough women on screen.
A break from the norm as Just A Minute goes to India
31/01/2012 … Just A Minute is to record its first editions overseas – with a taping of two shows in Mumbai tomorrow night.
MP: Mock The Week proves BBC is sexist
Fewer than 1 in 10 panelists are female
31/01/2012 … Tory MP Nadine Dorries has cited Mock The Week’s male bias as part of her ongoing campaign against sexism in the BBC.
Mon 30 January 2012
Back from the dead...
Louis CK's sitcom to be made – 13 years after he wrote it
30/01/2012 … A sitcom written by stand-up Louis CK has been commissioned – 13 years after he came up with the idea.
C4 drops Frankie Boyle chat show
'Wogan with paedo jokes' won't make it to air
30/01/2012 … Channel 4 has dodged almost certain controversy by dropping Frankie Boyle’s planned new talk show.
Billy Connolly 'most influential comic'
And Lenny Henry outranks Bill Hicks
30/01/2012 … Billy Connolly has been named the UK's most influential stand-up comic of all time.
Sun 29 January 2012
Daniel Kitson riles New York critics
...after complaining of their note-taking
29/01/2012 … Daniel Kitson has rubbed up some of New York’s theatre critics the wrong way, after complaining about them taking notes in his one-man show.
Michael McIntyre's £1,000-a-minute gig
Playing for the Duke Of Westmister
29/01/2012 … Michael McIntyre has pocketed almost £40,000 for appearing at a birthday party for Britain's fourth richest man.