August 2013 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 31 August 2013
Chappelle's back - and he 'kills'
Dave returns to stage after walkout
31/08/2013 … Dave Chapelle got back on stage last night – 24 hours after a rowdy crowd had forced him to abandon his show – and ‘killed’.
Fri 30 August 2013
Dave Chappelle booed off stage
Watch video as rowdy audience defeat his comeback
30/08/2013 … Dave Chappelle walked off stage to a chorus of boos and heckles last night after a rowdy audience ruined his stand-up comeback.
Alan Partridge, pop star?
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
30/08/2013 … WTF: Weekly Trivia File•‘I need deadlines, I need terror and I need to be afraid of my audience.
You stole my style!
Comedy magician Pete Firman in plagiarism row
30/08/2013 … A Venezuelan photographer has accused comedy magician Pete Firman of ripping off his distinctive style.
Thu 29 August 2013
'Pay what you want' for comedy specials
New model for online sales
29/08/2013 … A new model for selling comedy specials has been launched – with buyers choosing what to pay.
ITV2 plans post-apocalyptic sitcom
From Jack Whitehall's co-writer
29/08/2013 … ITV2 is planning a post-apocalyptic sitcom from Jack Whitehall’s writer Freddy Syborn.
'Unfortunate' - but not offensive
QI airs paedophile limerick before Jimmy Savile report
29/08/2013 … QI has escaped censure from the BBC’s governing body for a limerick about paedophilia – which aired minutes before a Newsnight report on the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Netflix orders more stand-up specials
From Marc Maron and Kathleen Madigan
29/08/2013 … Netflix has commissioned stand-up specials from comics Marc Maron and Kathleen Madigan to go out on its on-demand service.