February 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 29 February 2016
Raised by Wolves could get US remake
'It's incredibly exciting'
29/02/2016 … It may seem firmly rooted in the residential streets of Wolverhampton – but Raised By Wolves could be heading for an American remake.
Tim Minchin joins BBC's Shakespeare bash
As do Al Murray, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar
29/02/2016 … Tim Minchin, Al Murray, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar are joining the BBC’s celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Police storm Chris Ramsey's hotel room
Comic handcuffed as he's mistaken for knifeman
29/02/2016 … Comedian Chris Ramsey was shocked when armed police stormed his hotel room in the early hours of this morning and slapped him in handcuffs – mistaking him for a knifeman.
Rom to roam again
Asian Provocateur 'gets second series'
29/02/2016 … Romesh Ranganathan is to make a second travel series for the BBC, it has been reported.
Sun 28 February 2016
Izzard forced to miss a day's marathon
Medical advice after blood test
28/02/2016 … Eddie Izzard has been forced to take a day off his quest to run 27 marathons in 27 days on doctor's orders.
Student award: London People's Choice poll opens
28/02/2016 … Votes have now opened for the People's Choice award for the London heat of the Chortle Student Comedy award.
Ah feck, 'Father Jack' dies
Frank Kelly was 77
28/02/2016 … Frank Kelly, who played Father Jack in Father Ted, has died aged 77.
Stew Lee, madly, deeply...
The pick of the comedy week ahead
28/02/2016 … The pick of the comedy week ahead.