March 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 12 March 2012
BBC makes The News Quiz USA
With Lewis Black
12/03/2012 … Radio 4 is making an American version of its topical News Quiz, to be fronted by Lewis Black.
Sun 11 March 2012
Stephen Hawking on The Big Bang Theory
The sitcom... it's not him giving a lecture
11/03/2012 … Stephen Hawking is to appear in US sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
The News Quiz is no sweatshop
Writers defend 'additional material' slot
11/03/2012 … Comedy writers have stepped forward to defend Radio 4ís News Quiz after it was accused of exploitation.
Racism? There's no such thing...
Jackie Mason provokes controversy
11/03/2012 … Jackie Mason has proved he's still capable of controversy after claiming† Jewish and black people are no longer the victims of racial discrimination.
Sat 10 March 2012
Rowland Rivron makes Let's Dance final
Along with the Cuban Bros (and Fatima)
10/03/2012 … Rowland Rivron and The Cuban Brothers - with the aid of former javelin champion Fatima Whitbread - are through to the final of Let's Dance for Sport Relief.
David Walliams 'to play Michael Barrymore'
In a new Sky series
10/03/2012 … David Walliams will play Michael Barrymore in a TV drama based on the comicís rise and fall, it has been reported.
Firesign founder Bergman dies at 72
Absurd comic of the counterculture era
10/03/2012 … Peter Bergman, a founder of absurd American comedy troupe Firesign Theatre, has died at the age of 72.
CK pulls gig amid right-winger's fury
Louis not hosting Washington dinner
10/03/2012 … Louis CK has pulled out of a major Washington political event after facing a barrage of criticism from a right-wing commentator.