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January 2015 News

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

Sat 31 January 2015

Ted Robbins collapses at Phoenix Nights | Comic, 59, 'clutched his chest'

Ted Robbins collapses at Phoenix Nights

Comic, 59, 'clutched his chest'

31/01/2015 … Veteran comic Ted Robbins collapsed on stage during Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights revival show tonight.

Fri 30 January 2015

Flight Of The Conchords 'to tour again' | A tight 5: January 30

Flight Of The Conchords 'to tour again'

A tight 5: January 30

30/01/2015 … FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS could be hitting the road again – with some new material.

Radio 4 sitcom for Josie Long | About 'trying to fit in and feel less alone'
© Giles Smith
© Giles Smith

Radio 4 sitcom for Josie Long

About 'trying to fit in and feel less alone'

30/01/2015 … Josie Long is making a sitcom for Radio 4.

Fury over BBC writer's 'kill Assange' tweet | Controversy hits new comedy based on the Wikileaks founder
© BBC/2LE Media/Colin Hutton
© BBC/2LE Media/Colin Hutton

Fury over BBC writer's 'kill Assange' tweet

Controversy hits new comedy based on the Wikileaks founder

30/01/2015 … The writer of the BBC's new comedy inspired by Julian Assange once called for the police to publicly shoot the Wikileaks founder in the head.

C4 drops London Irish | No second series for twentysomething sitcom

C4 drops London Irish

No second series for twentysomething sitcom

30/01/2015 … London Irish, Channel 4's comedy about badly-behaved Northern Irish twentysomethings, will not be returning for a second series.

The Last Clegg | WTF: Weekly Trivia File
© Creative Commons: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography
© Creative Commons: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography

The Last Clegg

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

30/01/2015 … • Death Row prisoner Richard Glossip has revealed how he spends the final days before his execution date – Watching Last Of The Summer Wine.

Thu 29 January 2015

Bad Education movie inches forward | Talks over distribution deal

Bad Education movie inches forward

Talks over distribution deal

29/01/2015 … Plans for a movie version of Jack Whitehall's sitcom Bad Education have reportedly taken another step forward.

'Tears of a clown' films wow Sundance | Buzz for documentaries about stand-up

'Tears of a clown' films wow Sundance

Buzz for documentaries about stand-up

29/01/2015 … Documentaries about the psychology of stand-up are proving a hit at the Sundance Film Festival.

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