January 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 31 January 2016
Aired at last, the comedy dropped after terror attacks
Spy sitcom hits Radio 2
31/01/2016 … The Radio 2 comedy pulled in the wake of the Paris terror attacks will finally be aired this week.
We lost out on Loadsamoney!
Co-creators didn't cash in on character rights
31/01/2016 … Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson lost out on sharing the fortune that Harry Enfield earned for Loadsamoney, despite co-creating the character.
The besta Leicester, and beyond...
The pick of the comedy week ahead
31/01/2016 … The best of the comedy week ahead…Sunday January 31TV: Here's a chance to reappraise the underrated The Armando Iannucci Shows, now the titular creator has returned to Blighty after show running Veep for HBO.
Bilal Zafar is 'top of the bill'
Comic crowned 2016 Naty winner
31/01/2016 … Bilal Zafar has won this year's Naty New Act Of The Year competition.
Sat 30 January 2016
The Shining just got a lot more weird...
The best comedy on demand
30/01/2016 … The best comedy on demand.
Louis CK launches surprise new sitcom
With Steve Buscemi
30/01/2016 … Louis CK has surprised fans by releasing online the first episode of a sitcom he has been secretly developining.
Fri 29 January 2016
Jo Brand completes her 'Walk Of Hell'
150-mile trek ends in Liverpool
29/01/2016 … Jo Brand has finished her 150-mile coast-to-coast walk for Sport Relief, ending up in Liverpool last night.
'I'm still contemporary!'
Bobby Davro complains he's pigeonholed as 'stuck in the 1980s'
29/01/2016 … Bobby Davro has complained that he can’t get TV slots as he’s been pigeonholed as ‘belonging the 1980s’.