January 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 16 January 2012
Sundance here we come!
Film festival accepts Solon and Willbond
16/01/2012 … Former Perrier winner Laura Solon is heading out to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, after her short film Tooty’s Wedding was selected for competition.
Golden Globes boss: 'Gervais scored'
Third time's a charm for Ricky
16/01/2012 … Golden Globes bosses say they would welcome Ricky Gervais as host for another year, after declaring his work last night a hit.
And we're off!
2012 Student Comedy Awards launch with biggest prize yet
16/01/2012 … Chortle’s annual hunt for the best student comedians in the country has been launched today – powered by The Sims 3.
Fri 13 January 2012
'I have become a baldie and a slaphead'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
13/01/2012 … ‘I think you can go a long, long way in performance if you have charm.
Happy Birithday, Douglas!
Big gig to celebrate Hitchhiker's genius
13/01/2012 … Friends of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy creator Douglas Adams are to throw him a ‘virtual’ 60th birthday party in the Hammersmith Apollo.
Thu 12 January 2012
Will Gervais be vetted?
Golden Globes chiefs want to see script in advance
12/01/2012 … Ricky Gervais has been told he must submit his Golden Globes script to awards organisers before hosting the event on Sunday.
ITV panel show for Paddy McGuinness
Another Saturday night slot
12/01/2012 … Paddy McGuinness is to host a new ITV panel show, cementing his role as the channel’s Mr Saturday Night.
A modest Showcase
Just two pilots in Radio 2 run
12/01/2012 … Radio 2 has launched this year’s Comedy Showcase pilots – comprising just Dave Gorman’s Pub Olympics and a panel show about soap operas.