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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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.