August 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 23 August 2012
BBC confirms Count Arthur's TV show
Collabortation with Graham Linehan
23/08/2012 … BBC Two has confirmed that ageing thespian Count Arthur Strong is to star in his own sitcom.
Mitchell and Webb to star in Embassy comedy
23/08/2012 … Mitchell and Webb are to star in a new BBC Two comedy-drama series set in a British Embassy.
Wanted: Budding sitcom writers
£5,000 search for a new series
23/08/2012 … Budding sitcom writers are being urged to enter a £5,000 competition to try to find the next comedy hit.
Sue Perkins to star in her first sitcom
...based on her own life
23/08/2012 … Sue Perkins is to write and star in her first sitcom – a semi-autobiographical account about coming out.
Whitehouse and Enfield reunite
For a 'home video' Match Of The Day
23/08/2012 … Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are the latest comedy stars to be working on a TV clip show.
Rik and Ade to revive their sitcom characters
23/08/2012 … Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall are to revive their Bottom double-act for a new BBC Two sitcom.
C4's comedy boss moves to BBC
Shane Allen to be in charge of all commissioning
23/08/2012 … Channel 4’s comedy head Shane Allen has jumped ship to become the BBC’s top comedy commissioner.
Wed 22 August 2012
The shortlist is out!
And the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards are...
22/08/2012 … The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards.