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