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March 2013 News

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

Sun 31 March 2013

Egypt acts to silence its top satirist | Morsi's free speech clampdown

Egypt acts to silence its top satirist

Morsi's free speech clampdown

31/03/2013 … An Egyptian comedian faces arrest for allegedly insulting Islam and President Mohammed Morsi.

Fri 29 March 2013

Comic in clear over 'genital assault' | Case against Andy Dick dropped

Comic in clear over 'genital assault'

Case against Andy Dick dropped

29/03/2013 … A man who claimed Andy Dick hit him in the face with his genitals is dropping his lasuit against the US comic.

Is Twitter killing topical comedy? | Jay Richardson investigates...

Is Twitter killing topical comedy?

Jay Richardson investigates...

29/03/2013 … 'We'll be sitting in the room, someone comes up with a perfectly good gag and I'll have to say “Damn.

Richard Griffiths dies at 65 | Complications after heart surgery

Richard Griffiths dies at 65

Complications after heart surgery

29/03/2013 … Withnail and I star Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery.

Thu 28 March 2013

Jefferies' Legit gets second series | FX network want more

Jefferies' Legit gets second series

FX network want more

28/03/2013 … Jim Jefferies has landed a second series of his US sitcom Legit.

Frankie Boyle in 'really nice' shocker | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Frankie Boyle in 'really nice' shocker

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

28/03/2013 … ‘Everyone can say a funny thing, but not everyone can be funny over and over,’ Carlos Mencia on what sets comedians aside.

Leave Jesus out of it! | Anne Widdecombe denounces 'nasty' jokes about Christianity

Leave Jesus out of it!

Anne Widdecombe denounces 'nasty' jokes about Christianity

28/03/2013 … Comedy should ‘keep its hands off’ Christian beliefs, Anne Widdecombe has said.

Top-class cast for school sitcom | Walliams, Tate and Glenister go to Big School

Top-class cast for school sitcom

Walliams, Tate and Glenister go to Big School

28/03/2013 … David Walliams is to star alongside Catherine Tate and Philip Glenister in a new school-based sitcomThe BBC One show – provisionally titled Big School – has an all-star cast which also includes Frances de la Tour, Joanna Scanlan and Daniel Rigby.

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