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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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Merton's memoirs | Paul to pen his autobiography

Merton's memoirs

Paul to pen his autobiography

29/04/2013 … Paul Merton has signed a publishing deal to write his autobiography.

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