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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

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)

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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.