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