April 2013 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 30 April 2013
Comedy booker dies in the Arctic
Tributes to 'Purple Cactus Phil'
30/04/2013 … Comedy promoter Phil Goodeve-Docker has died while attempting to cross the Greenland icecap.
The DNA of DNN
Cast announced for topical kids' show
30/04/2013 … CBBC has announced the cast of its new topical news spoof, DNN.
Big audiences for ITV's comedies
Vicious and The Job Lot are early hits
30/04/2013 … ITV’s new comedy line-up more than held its own in the ratings last night.
Alternative Comedy Experience to return
Stewart Lee to curate second series
30/04/2013 … The Alternative Comedy Experience is to return for a second series.
Tony ♥ Tim
Minchin - and Matilda - up for Broadway awards
30/04/2013 … Tim Minchin has been nominated in the top awards for Broadway theatre.
Mon 29 April 2013
Sarah Millican earns £2m a year
According to Companies House papers
29/04/2013 … Sarah Millican is earning more than £2million a year, according to papers lodged at Companies House.
Nick Helm to star in his own sitcom
Raft of BBC Three shows announced
29/04/2013 … Stand-up Nick Helm is to star in his first sitcom – one of a raft of new comedies announced by BBC Three today.
Paul to pen his autobiography
29/04/2013 … Paul Merton has signed a publishing deal to write his autobiography.