December 2013 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 December 2013
John Fortune dies
Veteran satirist was 74
31/12/2013 … John Fortune, the pioneer of the satire boom of the Sixties, has died at the age of 74.
New Year honours for comedy stars
Toksvig, Parsons and Jones recognised
31/12/2013 … Comedy stars Ruth Jones, Nicholas Parsons, Sandi Toksvig and Penelope Keith are among those recognised in the New Year Hounours list today.
Mon 30 December 2013
Eddie Large in hospital again
A tight 5: December 30
30/12/2013 … EDDIE LARGE spent Christmas in hospital suffering complications from the fall he had last month.
Sun 29 December 2013
Remembering Bob, ten years on
The comedy week ahead
29/12/2013 … The comedy week ahead.
Father Ted star was under 'terrific stress'
Colleagues recall Dermot Morgan's final days
29/12/2013 … Father Ted star Dermot Morgan was under ‘terrific stress’ and taking blood pressure tablets that ‘would knock out a horse’ just before he died, his co-stars have revealed.
Fri 27 December 2013
Granville beats Mrs Brown
9.43m audience for Still Open All Hours
27/12/2013 … Still Open All Hours has pipped Mrs Brown’s Boys to be the most-watched show over the Christmas holiday.
Thu 26 December 2013
Rufus Hound wins festive Strictly
Just ahead of his West End song and dance run...
26/12/2013 … Rufus Hound has again shown of his nifty footwork, winning the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas speical.
Mrs Brown's Boys tops Xmas ratings
9.4million watch sitcom special
26/12/2013 … Mrs Brown’s Boys has won the Christmas Day ratings, with 9.