February 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 29 February 2012
This dragon's on fire...
Piff wins slot on Secret Policeman's Ball
29/02/2012 … Piff the Magic Dragon is about to get his 15 seconds of fame after winning a competition to appear at the Secret Policeman’s Ball in New York on Sunday.
Adam Hills joins the Paralympics
(As a commentator)
29/02/2012 … Adam Hills has joined Channel 4's commentary team for the Paralympics.
Ray Presto dies at 74
Stalwart of the London open mic scene
29/02/2012 … Ray Presto, a distinctive stalwart of the London open mic circuit, has died at the age of of 74.
Tue 28 February 2012
Life's Too Short up for international TV award
...against C4's Friday Night Dinner
28/02/2012 … Ricky Gervais’s Life's Too Short and Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner are both up for best sitcom at this year's Rose d'Or international TV awards.
Sports stars to try stand-up
...after mentoring from pro comics
28/02/2012 … Five top sports stars are to try their hand at stand-up as part of this year’s Sport Relief fundraising drive.
Mon 27 February 2012
Omid Djalili to star in Joe Orton farce
What The Butler Saw in West End
27/02/2012 … Omid Djalili is to star in a new West End production of Joe Orton’s comedy What the Butler Saw.
Would we lie to you? The show's returning
Sixth series of Rob Brydon panel show
27/02/2012 … BBC One has ordered a sixth run of Would I Lie To You? Another nine half-hour shows, hosted by Rob Brydon, will air in an 8.
From YouTube to big screen
Shooting starts on Svengali movie
27/02/2012 … Filming has started today on a new music-business comedy movie which began life as an internet viral.