March 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 07 March 2012
Adam Hills to host mass gay 'wedding'
A TV first for Australia
07/03/2012 … Comedian Adam Hills is to host Australia’s first ever mass same-sex ‘wedding’ on TV.
What's Swedish for QI?
Scandinavian nation to make its own version
07/03/2012 … Sweden is to make its own version of QI.
Tue 06 March 2012
Alan Carr quits Radio 2
To spend more time with his chat show
06/03/2012 … Alan Carr is quitting the Saturday night Radio 2 show he has hosted for the last three years.
Look who's playing Latitude...
Line-up details released
06/03/2012 … The Latitude festival has announced its comedy line-up, featuring Jack Dee, Tim Minchin and Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage.
Two new shows from Mrs Brown's creator
A cartoon, and another sitcom
06/03/2012 … The phenomenal success of Mrs Brown's Boys is to be extended with a new animated version – while creator Brendan O'Carroll is working on another BBC sitcom idea.
'Don't tell him Pike' actor dies
Philip Madoc was 77
06/03/2012 … Philip Madoc, the actor immortalised as the captured German in the 'Don't tell him, Pike!' scene from Dad's Army, has died at the age of 77.
Mon 05 March 2012
Jason Manford joins Sweeney Todd
For a month in the West End
05/03/2012 … Jason Manford is to join the cast of West End musical Sweeney Todd.
Clive Anderson to host new panel show
For BBC Radio Scotland
05/03/2012 … Clive Anderson is to host a new comedy panel show for BBC Radio Scotland.