May 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 07 May 2012
John Bishop immortalised
Wembley honour for Sport Relief efforts
07/05/2012 … John Bishop has been honoured at Wembley Stadium, with a stone marking his achievements in raising £4million for Sport Relief.
Sun 06 May 2012
Tim Minchin to star in Jesus Christ Superstar
06/05/2012 … Tim Minchin is to play Judas in a major revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Sat 05 May 2012
BBC One faces sitcom drought
...as rivals compete for pitches
05/05/2012 … The BBC says it is facing a sitcom drought – as all the best ideas are being pitched to ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.
Fri 04 May 2012
The ten billion dollar man
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
04/05/2012 … 'I always thought Jongleurs was really posh 'cos it sounds French.
Thu 03 May 2012
'Because Nick Frost dancing is funny'
Brit romcom to be set in salsa classes
03/05/2012 … Nick Frost and Chris O’Dowd are to star in a new British romantic comedy film set in the world of salsa dancing.
Amazon to start making sitcoms
...and it's on the lookout for ideas
03/05/2012 … An unexpected new player has entered the sitcom business – internet retailer Amazon.
BBC axed My Family for being 'too middle class'
03/05/2012 … My Family star Zoe Wanamaker says the BBC axed the sitcom because it was ‘too middle class’.
Wed 02 May 2012
In the doghouse
Keith Lemon blasted over pup giveaway
02/05/2012 … Keith Lemon’s new ITV show has attracted the ire of animal-lovers after giving away a puppy as a prize.