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November 2012 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Fri 30 November 2012

June Whitfield, comedy legend | Actress to receive festival accolade

June Whitfield, comedy legend

Actress to receive festival accolade

30/11/2012 … June Whitfield is to be honoured with the first Comedy Legend award to be given out by Bristolís Slapstick festival of vintage humour.

Producer sues Pythons over Spamalot | Dispute over stage royalties

Producer sues Pythons over Spamalot

Dispute over stage royalties

30/11/2012 … The surviving members of Monty Python are being sued by a film producer who says he is owed royalties from the stage show Spamalot.

BBC picks up Jason Byrne sitcom | Full series for 2013

BBC picks up Jason Byrne sitcom

Full series for 2013

30/11/2012 … Jason Byrneís sitcom Father Figure has been given a full series on BBC One.

BBC puts up £5k for transgender comedy | New writing award

BBC puts up £5k for transgender comedy

New writing award

30/11/2012 … A BBC talent search is offering comedy writers up to £5,000 for the best script that promotes a positive portrayal of transgender characters.

Pray it's funny... | Book reveals Kerensa's life as a comic and a Christian

Pray it's funny...

Book reveals Kerensa's life as a comic and a Christian

30/11/2012 … Stand-up Paul Kerensa has written a confessional memoir about how he combines his comedy career with his life as a church-going Christian.

'Only 4 stars, because of the wax' | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

'Only 4 stars, because of the wax'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

30/11/2012 … A man once recognised Dara O Briain queuing for a post-gig burger in Galway in the early hours of the morning.

Lee Evans returns to the West End | Essex comedy for 2013

Lee Evans returns to the West End

Essex comedy for 2013

30/11/2012 … Lee Evans is to star in a new West End play set in his native Essex.

Thu 29 November 2012

Ker-ching! | Humphrey pilots ITV2 panel show

Ker-ching!

Humphrey pilots ITV2 panel show

29/11/2012 … Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Humphry Ker is being lined up to front a new panel show for ITV2.