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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

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
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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

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
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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
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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

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

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
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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.

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