All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 23 December 2012
Mrs Brown is Christmas No 1
Edges out Michael McIntyre
23/12/2012 … Mrs Brown’s Boys has scooped the Christmas No 1 for comedy DVD sales, edging out Michael McIntyre.
Iain Stirling quits the CBBC office
To concentrate on stand-up
23/12/2012 … Iain Stirling is to quit his presenting job on CBBC to concentrate on his stand-up.
Dawn French: I nearly said no to Dibley
She feared it wasn't funny enough
23/12/2012 … Dawn French has revealed that she nearly turned down the Vicar Of Dibley because she did not think it was funny enough.
Fri 21 December 2012
A Bridge to Radio 4
Christie lands her own series
21/12/2012 … Bridget Christie has landed her own Radio 4 comedy series – all about feminism.
Frank Sidebottom statue gets the go-ahead
21/12/2012 … Planning permission has been granted for a full-sized bronze statue of Frank Sidebottom in his adopted town of Timperley.
Meet Little Anal McPartlin
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
21/12/2012 … ‘ There’s definitely a greater sense of humour among northerners than people who live down south.
ITV scores football comedy
Animated series from Men Behaving Badly creator
21/12/2012 … Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye has written an animated sitcom about an obsessive football fan for ITV.
Thu 20 December 2012
A victory for ©ommon sense
Copyright law change will allow parodies
20/12/2012 … Copyright law is to be relaxed to allow comedians and film-makers to make parodies without seeking permission.