February 2013 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 28 February 2013
Russell Brand brings his talk show to UK
Two episodes taping in London
28/02/2013 … Russell Brand is to host two episodes of his US talk show in front of a British audience.
Stratford to host new comedy festival
28/02/2013 … Britain is to get yet another comedy festival – as Edinburgh venue Underbelly has teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company to stage a new event.
Gervais revives The Office, as Peter Kay sits down... all for Comic Relief
28/02/2013 … Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent for Comic Relief – while Peter Kay has been riding around Lancashire on a motorised red sofa.
Tue 26 February 2013
Dudley honours Lenny Henry
But Tories didn't want to give a black man his freedom
26/02/2013 … Lenny Henry is to be given the freedom of his home town of Dudley.
Hugh Dennis writes his first book
A guide to Britain
26/02/2013 … Hugh Dennis is to write his first book.
Chortle Award 2013 nominees are out
Lee, Calman and Pappy's lead the field
26/02/2013 … SORRY POLLS HAVE NOW CLOSEDThe shortlists for this year’s Chortle awards have been announced, with Stewart Lee, Susan Calman and Pappy’s leading the field, with three nominations apiece.
Jack Whitehall announces arena tour
'In the round' shows for 2014
26/02/2013 … Jack Whitehall is to become the latest comedian to join the ranks of arena stand-ups.
What a bummer
Ade Edmonson vows: I'll never do Bottom again
26/02/2013 … Adrian Edmondson has vowed: ‘I'll never do anything like Bottom with Rik Mayall again’.