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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…

Sat 28 January 2012

Frank Skinner to be a dad at 55 | He breaks news to radio listeners

Frank Skinner to be a dad at 55

He breaks news to radio listeners

28/01/2012 … Frank Skinner has told his radio listeners that is to become a father at the age of 55.

Record entries for our student award | Applications close today

Record entries for our student award

Applications close today

28/01/2012 … This year’s Chortle Student Comedy Awards has attracted a record 280 entrants – with a few hours still to go before applications close.

America to remake Only Fools And Horses | ABC orders pilot episode

America to remake Only Fools And Horses

ABC orders pilot episode

28/01/2012 … Hollywood’s raid on British sitcoms has reached the most successful of them all – Only Fools And Horses.

Fri 27 January 2012

Alan Davies returns to stand-up | Fringe run and autumn tour

Alan Davies returns to stand-up

Fringe run and autumn tour

27/01/2012 … Alan Davies has announced his first UK tour in 12 years.

Ross Noble's powers of resurrection | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Ross Noble's powers of resurrection

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

27/01/2012 … ‘It’s a bit weird to get a British Comedy Award, because you sense you must have failed in some way.

Comic faces jail if he jokes about his dad | Censors target Daliso Chaponda

Comic faces jail if he jokes about his dad

Censors target Daliso Chaponda

27/01/2012 … Stand-up Daliso Chaponda is risking imprisonment for joking about his dad.

Thu 26 January 2012

Pythons to reunite in new film | ...playing prankster space aliens

Pythons to reunite in new film

...playing prankster space aliens

26/01/2012 … All the surviving Pythons are set to reunite for a new film, directed by Terry Jones.

'Psychic Sally' sues over Paul Zenon article | Comic exposed tricks of the trade

'Psychic Sally' sues over Paul Zenon article

Comic exposed tricks of the trade

26/01/2012 … Comedian and magician Paul Zenon is at the centre of a lawsuit after writing a newspaper article explaining how so-called ‘psychics’ can fool their audience.