May 2013 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 02 June 2013
The comedy week: June 2
Highlights of the next 7 days
02/06/2013 … LIVE IN LONDON Tonight, a benefit at the Bedford in Balham features long-unheard-from visual act Men In Coats, along with Marcel Lucont, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Ed Byrne and more.
Fri 31 May 2013
Ker to curate R4's Museum Of Curiosity
Joining John Lloyd
31/05/2013 … Humphrey Ker is to be the new ‘curator’ on Radio 4 panel show The Museum Of Curiosity.
Spy shown the d'Or
International award for Sky's axed comedy
31/05/2013 … Sky’s family comedy Spy has been named best sitcom at the prestigious Rose D’Or international TV awards.
Modest start for Up The Women
But Psychobitches does well for Sky
31/05/2013 … Jessica Hynes' new suffragette comedy Up The Women got off to a modest start in the ratings last night.
Trans comedy winners announced
£5,000 BBC scheme
31/05/2013 … The BBC has announced the winners of its £5,000 search to find a mainstream comedy show that ‘promotes a positive portrayal of transgender people’.
Jupp's kitchen comedy could head to TV
Pilot adapted from his Radio 4 show
31/05/2013 … Miles Jupp’s Radio 4 comedy In And Out Of The Kitchen is being adapted for television.
Frank's fantastic fans
Sidebottom film goes ahead after raising £40,000
31/05/2013 … A tribute documentary about Frank Sidebottom is to go ahead after fans chipped in more than £40,000.
'Peter Kay' conman pleads guilty
Stead admits comedy night frauds
31/05/2013 … The conman who posed as the brother of Peter Kay to scam money out of pub landlords has admitted fraud.