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2015 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Thu 31 December 2015

Cosby charged with sexual assault | First criminal rap for comedian

Cosby charged with sexual assault

First criminal rap for comedian

31/12/2015 … Bill Cosby is facing criminal charges over allegations of sexual assault for the first time.

Mon 28 December 2015

'I broke my leg under comedy hypnotist's spell' | Punter sues club over accident

'I broke my leg under comedy hypnotist's spell'

Punter sues club over accident

28/12/2015 … A comedy club punter has launched legal action after being put into a trance by a stage hypnotist.

Sun 27 December 2015

Don't forget to Wipe | The comedy week ahead

Don't forget to Wipe

The comedy week ahead

27/12/2015 … The comedy week ahead…Monday December 28LIVE IN KENDAL: Jason Manford and Dave Spikey are double-headliners on a show raising money for families hit by the floods in Cumbria.

Thanks a million, Sacha | Baron Cohen donates $1m to charity

Thanks a million, Sacha

Baron Cohen donates $1m to charity

27/12/2015 … Borat and Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen has donated $1million to charity.

Sat 26 December 2015

Zoe Lyons named comedians' comedian | Circuit hails its favourites

Zoe Lyons named comedians' comedian

Circuit hails its favourites

26/12/2015 … Zoe Lyons has been named UK Circuit Comedian of 2015 by fellow comedians.

Michael McIntyre has a Christmas No 1 | Bestselling stand-up DVD of festive week

Michael McIntyre has a Christmas No 1

Bestselling stand-up DVD of festive week

26/12/2015 … Michael McIntyre has topped the Christmas stand-up DVD charts.

Thu 24 December 2015

Some Mothers almost didn't 'Ave 'Em | Sitcom's creator reveals its tough birth

Some Mothers almost didn't 'Ave 'Em

Sitcom's creator reveals its tough birth

24/12/2015 … It was one of the biggest comedy shows of the 1970s, hitting 25million viewers at its peak and spawning a million bad impressions.

Tracy Morgan crash driver charged | A tight 5: December 24
© David Shankbone
© David Shankbone

Tracy Morgan crash driver charged

A tight 5: December 24

24/12/2015 … KEVIN ROPER, the driver of the Wal-Mart truck that crashed into the limo carrying 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan last year, has been charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter and second-degree vehicular homicide over the death of Jimmy Mac, the comic who was also travelling with Morgan.

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