April 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 30 April 2012
Alan Partridge movie 'due next year'
But the script is still being tinkered with
30/04/2012 … The long-awaited Alan Partridge movie is set to hit cinema screens next year, co-writer Armando Iannucci has revealed.
BBC America bleeps The Thick Of It
Network says 'fuckity bye' to swearing...
30/04/2012 … It’s a show where much of the comedy comes from elaborately constructed swearing… but The Thick Of It was heavily ‘bleeped’ when it aired in American last night.
Tim Fitzhigham vs the 'superheroes'
New series for CBBC
30/04/2012 … Tim Fitzhigham is to front a ten-part children’s BBC show tracking down real-life ‘superheroes’.
White Van Man drives off into the sunset
BBC Three axes sitcom
30/04/2012 … BBC Three has axed its sitcom White Man Van after two series.
Sun 29 April 2012
Not making a great impression...
Modest ratings for C4's new comedy
29/04/2012 … Channel 4’s new Friday night comedy line-up has attracted only lukewarm audience figures.
Louis gets lucky at Comedy Awards
4 gongs for CK
29/04/2012 … Louis CK has scooped four gongs at America’s Comedy Awards, including best stand-up tour and best comedy special.
Fri 27 April 2012
'Remove your shirt like a gay'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
27/04/2012 … Everyone has their own bucket list of things to do.
Rights of Assembly
Naming row flares up as Fringe line-up launched
27/04/2012 … Bosses of Edinburgh’s Stand Comedy Club have unveiled their Fringe programme at the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms – reigniting a dispute with the company turfed out of the venue after almost 30 years.