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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

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

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

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

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

'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

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
© Â BBC/Talkback Thames/Brian J Ritchie
© Â BBC/Talkback Thames/Brian J Ritchie

'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

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.

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