All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 11 December 2012
'No change' to TV's hidden camera shows
Broadcasters say rules are already robust
11/12/2012 … Producers of Britain’s hidden camera shows say they won’t be making any changes to their programmes in the wake of the nurse who took her life following a prank call.
Another roll of the Dice
Controversial US comic makes a comeback
11/12/2012 … Controversial American comedian Andrew Dice Clay is making a comeback – with his first stand-up special in 17 years.
It's the comics' comic
Comedians become Beano characters
11/12/2012 … Some of Britain’s top comedians have been turned into Beano characters in honour of the British Comedy Awards.
It's not occurring
Ruth Jones casts doubt on US Gavin & Stacey remake
11/12/2012 … An American remake of Gavin & Stacey is very unlikely to make it to air, co-creator Ruth Jones has admitted.
Mon 10 December 2012
BBC Scotland viewers to decide which comedy show kicks off 2013
10/12/2012 … BBC Scotland is letting its viewers decide which comedy show kicks off its 2013 programming.
BBC axes Me And Mrs Jones
Sitcom struggled to find audience
10/12/2012 … BBC One has axed its prime-time sitcom Me And Mrs Jones after it struggled to find an audience.
It’s the Edna the road!
Barry Humphries announces farewell UK tour
10/12/2012 … Barry Humphries is to make a farewell tour of the UK next year.
Coming soon to a cinema near you...
Comedy Store shows to hit the big screen
10/12/2012 … Stand-up nights recorded at the Comedy Store are to be screened in cinemas.