February 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 09 February 2012
Comedian Christopher Green is British Library's first artist in residence
09/02/2012 … He is best known as country singer Tina C and music-hall star Ida Barr – but now comedian Christopher Green has become the British Library’s first artist in residence.
ITV sports show for Alistair McGowan
Exec produced by Harry Hill
09/02/2012 … ITV has commissioned a full series of sports comedy show You Cannot Be Serious, to be fronted by Alistair McGowan.
E4 extends its PhoneShop contract
Series three ordered
09/02/2012 … E4 has commissioned a third series of PhoneShop, with six more episodes to go out at the end of the year.
Billy Connolly, the 6ft dwarf
Big Yin joins Hobbit movies
09/02/2012 … Billy Connolly has joined the cast of the Hobbit movies – playing a dwarf king.
Ruth Jones gets a second series of Stella
Ralf Little's The Cafe also recommissioned
09/02/2012 … Sky has ordered a second series of Ruth Jones's comedy Stella.
Wed 08 February 2012
Jon Richardson is Britain's funniest man
Says Loaded in its comedy awards
08/02/2012 … Jon Richardson has been named Funniest Man in this year’s Loaded Lafta awards.
More for the Threesome
Comedy Central renews its sitcom
08/02/2012 … Comedy Central has ordered a second series of its first home-grown sitcom Threesome.
Tue 07 February 2012
Edinburgh to lose its Bongo Club
Fringe venue gets marching orders
07/02/2012 … One of the Edinburgh Fringe’s quirkier venues is to close after this year’s festival, after being turfed out of its home by its university landlords.