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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'

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

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

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
© BBC/Balloon Entertainment/Colin Hutton
© BBC/Balloon Entertainment/Colin Hutton

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

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

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

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

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.

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