October 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 31 October 2012
Comedy film festival winners announced
Watch some of the shorts here
31/10/2012 … The winners of awards at Manchester's second Cofilmic short film festival have been announced.
Ah, Mr Bond!
Roger Moore to become the oldest host of HIGNFY
31/10/2012 … Sir Roger Moore is to become the oldest ever guest to host Have I Got News For You next month.
BBC tests out six new sitcoms
...including one from Mark Watson
31/10/2012 … The BBC is to pilot six new sitcoms – including a show written by stand-up Mark Watson.
Tue 30 October 2012
Somali comic shot dead
Awale mocked extremist groups
30/10/2012 … A Somali comedian known for mocking militant groups has been assassinated in the capital Mogadishu.
Russell Brand sued
Pedestrian claims comic drove into him
30/10/2012 … Russell Brand is being sued by a pedestrian who claims the comic drove into him in Los Angeles.
Yes, it's another hidden camera show...
Comics join Richard Hammond series
30/10/2012 … BBC One is joining the fray of hidden camera shows, with the corporation confirming that its contribution to the crowded genre, Richard Hammond’s Secret Service, will air this Christmas.
Slow progress on Inbetweeners sequel
...but see what the Americans have done!
30/10/2012 … Inbetweeners creator Iain Morris says a sequel to the hit movie is in the pipeline – but fans shouldn’t hold their breath.
Mon 29 October 2012
Peter Kay launches a degree in comedy
New course at Salford Uni
29/10/2012 … Peter Kay has helped a university launch a new degree in comedy.