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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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

'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.