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2012 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Mon 10 December 2012

Schools of hard knocks | Susan Calman to host CBBC series

Schools of hard knocks

Susan Calman to host CBBC series

10/12/2012 … Stand-up Susan Calman is to present a new CBBC show in which bored kids are packed off to strict foreign schools.

McIntyre still tops DVD chart | Outselling Mrs Brown

McIntyre still tops DVD chart

Outselling Mrs Brown

10/12/2012 … Michael McIntyre has held on to his position at the top of the stand-up DVD chart.

Fri 07 December 2012

Avalon buys up rival agency | ARG now part of comedy company

Avalon buys up rival agency

ARG now part of comedy company

07/12/2012 … Comedy management company Avalon has just got bigger after buying the rival agency Artists Rights Group.

Harry Hill's X Factor musical set for 2014 | Songs are 'really funny'

Harry Hill's X Factor musical set for 2014

Songs are 'really funny'

07/12/2012 … Harry Hill’s X Factor musical should open in the West End in the spring of 2014, the comic has revealed.

Drugs, violence and a 'willy brush' | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Drugs, violence and a 'willy brush'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

07/12/2012 … ‘You get to know plenty of girls through comedy.

Death threats over a Gangham parody | Trouble for Lebanese comic

Death threats over a Gangham parody

Trouble for Lebanese comic

07/12/2012 … A Lebanese comedian has reportedly received death threats – over a Gangham Style parody.

Thu 06 December 2012

See 2012 out with a laugh | BBC Scotland goes for comedy on New Year's Eve

See 2012 out with a laugh

BBC Scotland goes for comedy on New Year's Eve

06/12/2012 … BBC Scotland is to welcome in the New Year with a comedy panel show inspired by the 60th anniversary of television in Scotland.

Grab a Grammy | Who's up for best comedy album

Grab a Grammy

Who's up for best comedy album

06/12/2012 … Jim Gaffigan, Kathy Griffin and Tenacious D are among the nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.