April 2015 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 30 April 2015
Ukip reports HIGNFY to police
Comedy show 'illegally damaged Farage's chances', party claim
30/04/2015 … Ukip have reported Have I Got News For You to police over a comment made about Nigel Farage.
Sandi: Why I quit the News Quiz
Toksvig helps set up Women’s Equality Party
30/04/2015 … Sandi Toksvig has revealed the reason that she’s quitting Radio 4’s News Quiz: to go into politics.
New sketch show from Kath & Kim stars
Open Slather to launch on Australian TV
30/04/2015 … The stars of hit Australian sitcom Kath & Kim are reuniting in a new sketch show.
New government comedy for Thick Of It Star
Radio 4 sitcom set in statistics department
30/04/2015 … The actor who played Tory spin guru Stewart Pearson in The Thick Of It is to star in another political sitcom.
Car Share's big audience share
Ratings joy for Peter Kay; grief for ITV
30/04/2015 … The BBC’s decision to premiere Peter Kay’s Car Share on iPlayer before its TV broadcast seems to have done it no harm in the ratings.
Wed 29 April 2015
Comedian throttled by 'homophobic' heckler
Watch the attack
29/04/2015 … Comedian Brennan Reece as been throttled by a front-row heckler who made seemingly homophobic remarks.
Radio 4 in the market for more Simon Evans
A tight 5: April 29
29/04/2015 … SIMON EVANS is to record a second series of his comedy-economics show for Radio 4.
Mrs Brown speaks out on gay marriage
Video goes viral as Irish vote looms
29/04/2015 … Brendan O'Carroll has lent his support to gay marriage by releasing a sincere video calling for equality, in the guise of Mrs Brown.