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
30/11/2012 … June Whitfield is to be honoured with the first Comedy Legend award to be given out by Bristol’s Slapstick festival of vintage humour.
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
30/11/2012 … Jason Byrne’s sitcom Father Figure has been given a full series on BBC One.
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
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
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
30/11/2012 … Lee Evans is to star in a new West End play set in his native Essex.
Thu 29 November 2012
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.