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January 2013 News

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

Thu 31 January 2013

Minchin's anger over Superstar Auto-Tune | 'It's humiliating and insulting'

Minchin's anger over Superstar Auto-Tune

'It's humiliating and insulting'

31/01/2013 … Tim Minchin has said he was ‘humiliated’ and ‘insulted’ after his singing voice was Auto-Tuned on the DVD of Jesus Christ Superstar.

25hrs to perform, 4mins to sell out | Tickets snapped up for Watson's show

25hrs to perform, 4mins to sell out

Tickets snapped up for Watson's show

31/01/2013 … Mark Watson’s marathon 25-hour show sold out in just four minutes today.

It's (Cardinal) Burns night | Sketch duo scoop two Broadcast awards

It's (Cardinal) Burns night

Sketch duo scoop two Broadcast awards

31/01/2013 … Sketch duo Cardinal Burns were double winners at the Broadcast Awards tonight.

Wed 30 January 2013

Sharon Horgan lands another US pilot | ...a week after Pulling was ordered

Sharon Horgan lands another US pilot

...a week after Pulling was ordered

30/01/2013 … Sharon Horgan has landed her second American TV pilot in the space of a week.

What could possibly go wrong? | Russell Brand's US show to go out live

What could possibly go wrong?

Russell Brand's US show to go out live

30/01/2013 … American TV executives are about to play with fire – by airing Russell Brand’s talk show live.

Dreaming of a Brown Christmas | BBC One orders two Mrs Brown specials

Dreaming of a Brown Christmas

BBC One orders two Mrs Brown specials

30/01/2013 … BBC One has announced Mrs Brown’s Boys will return for two Christmas specials this December.

It's Drama O Briain | Dara comes a cropper in Zambezi challenge

It's Drama O Briain

Dara comes a cropper in Zambezi challenge

30/01/2013 … Dara O Briain spent more than an hour clinging to a tree above the rapids of the Zambezi River after being knocked out of his raft.

Are the old ones the best? | Panel show to pitch old comics vs new

Are the old ones the best?

Panel show to pitch old comics vs new

30/01/2013 … Comedians spanning three generations will compete in a new panel show being developed by ITV.