March 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 09 March 2012
Meet Stuart Leigh, the Stewart Lee tribute act
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
09/03/2012 … ĎPeople behave themselves better in venues that have a ceiling rose.
Sarah Millican's a ratings hit
BBC Two show tops 2million
09/03/2012 … Sarah Millicanís first TV programme has proved a ratings hit.
Thu 08 March 2012
Assembly buys two Edinburgh venues
Roxy Art House and Forest Cafe
08/03/2012 … Edinburgh Fringe operation Assembly is buying up two buildings in the city, to give it a permanent base for arts programming.
News Quiz accused of 'exploiting' writers
Comedy scribe offered £25 a day
08/03/2012 … The BBC has been accused of exploitation and hypocrisy, after asking comedy writers to work on Radio 4ís flagship topical show The News Quiz for free.
It's Tim Bark-Taylor
Goodies star for BBC One animal show
08/03/2012 … Tim Brooke-Taylor is to front a new spoof news bulletin about animals, in what will be his first major TV comedy since the Goodies.
Dave McSavage banned from driving
Uninisured Irish comic caught speeding
08/03/2012 … Irish comic David McSavage has been banned from the road for two years after being caught speeding and driving without insurance.
Russell Brand heads for Sky
Atlantic picks up his first US show
08/03/2012 … Sky Atlantic has snapped up the rights to Russell Brand's new American late-night show.
Wed 07 March 2012
New stage production in the pipeline
07/03/2012 … A new stage version of Steptoe And Son is set to tour the UK.