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2012 News

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

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

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
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© BBC

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

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.

Fantastic! | Frank Sidebottom statue gets the go-ahead

Fantastic!

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

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

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

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.