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August 2012 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Fri 31 August 2012

End of the (Direct) Line | Firm ends its Chris Addison adverts

End of the (Direct) Line

Firm ends its Chris Addison adverts

31/08/2012 … Direct Line is dropping its comedy adverts featuring Chris Addison and Alexander Armstrong.

How a gig turned into a strip lapdance | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

How a gig turned into a strip lapdance

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

31/08/2012 … ‘If you stay in the game long enough people have to stop saying “you’re shit” and instead say, “She’s definitely doing something whether I like it or not”.

Off the Boyle | C4 'to drop' Frankie over his Paralympic jokes

Off the Boyle

C4 'to drop' Frankie over his Paralympic jokes

31/08/2012 … Channel 4 are said to be severing their ties with Frankie Boyle after he made jokes about Paralympic athletes.

Thu 30 August 2012

Graham Norton sells his TV company | Deal with ITV worth up to £17m

Graham Norton sells his TV company

Deal with ITV worth up to £17m

30/08/2012 … Graham Norton is set for a huge windfall after his production company, So Television, was bought by ITV for more than £10million.

Sarah Millican announces tour | ...Until May 2014

Sarah Millican announces tour

...Until May 2014

30/08/2012 … Sarah Millican has announced a mammoth 86-date tour – stretching as far as May 2014.

Wed 29 August 2012

Khan't you take a joke? | 185 complain over 'offensive' sitcom

Khan't you take a joke?

185 complain over 'offensive' sitcom

29/08/2012 … The BBC has received 185 complaints over its new sitcom Citizen Khan, with some saying it was a ‘tasteless depiction of Islam’.

Opening Gates to America | Sky series gets US makeover

Opening Gates to America

Sky series gets US makeover

29/08/2012 … Gates, the new Sky Living sitcom starring Joanna Page, could be the next British comedy to get an American remake.

Peter Cook's legendary club returns | Antidisestablishmentarianism in action

Peter Cook's legendary club returns

Antidisestablishmentarianism in action

29/08/2012 … Peter Cook’s legendary comedy club The Establishment is set to make a return to London.