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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

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.

Bard jokes... | Stratford to host new comedy festival

Bard jokes...

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.

Brent's back | Gervais revives The Office, as Peter Kay sits down... all for Comic Relief

Brent's back

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

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

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

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

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

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’.