December 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 29 December 2012
Katt 'puts his children at risk'
Drug and gun arrest for Williams
29/12/2012 … American comedian Katt Williams has been arrested for allegedly endangering four of his children.
OBEs for Jeremy Lloyd and Nica Burns
Services to comedy and theatre
29/12/2012 … Sitcom writer Jeremy Lloyd and Edinburgh Comedy Awards producer Nica Burns have both been awarded OBEs in the New Year honours.
Fri 28 December 2012
XS makes an Xit
Manchester club to leave its area after 15 years
28/12/2012 … Manchester’s XS Malarkey comedy club is moving out of the neighbourhood where it began 15 years ago.
My cardboard cut-out dad
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
28/12/2012 … ‘I don't care how funny you think you are, people are entitled to think “oh no, not him again”,’ Mrs Brown’s Boys creator Brendan O'Carroll.
Only Fools comeback was on the cards
...says David Jason
28/12/2012 … Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan was working on another comeback for Del Boy at the time of his death, star David Jason has revealed.
Thu 27 December 2012
9.5million watch Miranda
Sitcom is THE Christmas hit
27/12/2012 … Miranda attracted 9.
Wed 26 December 2012
Comedies win big Christmas ratings
Sitcoms are up with the soaps
26/12/2012 … Comedy proved a big ratings draw this Christmas – with BBC One sitcoms taking the top two slots on December 24.
Mon 24 December 2012
Radio 4 goes to Hal
Cruttenden lands his own series
24/12/2012 … Hal Cruttenden has been commissioned to make a four-part sitcom for Radio 4.