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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

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.

Deviation! | A break from the norm as Just A Minute goes to India

Deviation!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.