March 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 21 March 2012
Dara O Briain to host the TV Baftas
Replacing Graham Norton
21/03/2012 … Dara O Briain is to present this year’s Bafta TV awards – taking over from Graham Norton.
Viewers Hit The Road, Jack
Weak start for Whitehall's new C4 series
21/03/2012 … Jack Whitehall’s new TV series has got off to a faltering start in the ratings.
Fresh Meat scoops two RTS Awards
It wasn't just the Chortles last night...
21/03/2012 … Fresh Meat was a double winner at the RTS programme awards last night.
Tue 20 March 2012
Victory is theirs!
Chortle Award winners announced
20/03/2012 … The grumps have triumphed at the Chortle Comedy Awards, with accolades going to professional miseries Stewart Lee, Charlie Brooker and Dylan Moran.
Comedians erased from history
Council 'vandals' turf up some of Blackpool's Comedy Carpet
20/03/2012 … The artist behind Blackpool’s Comedy Carpet has branded the local council ‘vandals’ after removing vital parts of his artwork.
Mon 19 March 2012
Linehan's Ladykillers to tour UK
After West End run ends next month
19/03/2012 … Graham Linehan’s stage adaptation of The Ladykillers is to go on tour this autumn.
Harry Hill's 'U-turn' over TV Burp
Show WILL return after all, it's claimed
19/03/2012 … TV Burp is reportedly set to continue – after Harry Hill had a change of heart.
Sun 18 March 2012
'Doug Stanhope's just an abusive bully'
Disability campaigner joins Twitter row
18/03/2012 … A leading disability rights campaigner has attacked Doug Stanhope for heaping abuse on a journalist – even though he was defending a severely paralysed man at the time.