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