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2012 News

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

'No change' to TV's hidden camera shows

Broadcasters say rules are already robust

11/12/2012 … Producers of Britainís hidden camera shows say they wonít 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

Another roll of the Dice

Controversial US comic makes a comeback

11/12/2012 … Controversial American comedian Andrew Dice Clay is making a comeback Ė with his first stand-up special in 17 years.

It's the comics' comic | Comedians become Beano characters

It's the comics' comic

Comedians become Beano characters

11/12/2012 … Some of Britainís 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
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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

You first... | BBC Scotland viewers to decide which comedy show kicks off 2013

You first...

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

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.

Itís the Edna the road! | Barry Humphries announces farewell UK tour

Itís 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

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.