August 2015 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 31 August 2015
Spencer Jones is the comics' favourite... twice
And Michael Legge named 'best person'
31/08/2015 … Spencer Jones has won the awards for best Edinburgh Fringe show AND best performer – as voted for by fellow comedians.
Fringe ticket sales up 5.24 per cent
Another record year in Edinburgh
31/08/2015 … Edinburgh Fringe ticket sales are up by more than five per cent on last year, it has been announced.
Sun 30 August 2015
Al Murray to become an MP
...in a sitcom inspired by Pub Landlord's real campaign
30/08/2015 … Al Murray could star in a sitcom in which his Pub Landlord creation becomes an MP.
An evening with Harry and Paul
The comedy week ahead
30/08/2015 … The comedy week ahead.
Sat 29 August 2015
Revealed: The comedians' favourite Fringe acts
Awards shortlist out
29/08/2015 … The frontrunners have been announced for the comedians' choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Malcolm Hardee winners announced
For originality, publicity stunt and earning potential
29/08/2015 … The winners of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey join Richard Pryor biopic
Greenlight expected imminently
29/08/2015 … Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey have joined the cast of the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic.
Sam Simmons scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award
Sofie Hagen best newcomer
29/08/2015 … Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe.