April 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 30 April 2016
The best comedy on demand
30/04/2016 … The best comedy on demand.
‘Wait a minute white supremacy...'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
30/04/2016 … Better late than never, here's this week's round-up…• The sad news about Hi-Di-Hi's Barry Howard dying this week was relayed by his agent Sharry Clark.
Fri 29 April 2016
Mitchell & Webb's new comedy set in a pub
Peep Show pair to play brothers
29/04/2016 … David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s new comedy Back will be set around a pub, it has been revealed.
Alzheimer's 'is no subject for comedy'
Ronald Reagan's family slam Will Ferrell film
29/04/2016 … Ronald Reagan's children have blasted Will Ferrell over his plans to make a comedy about their father succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.
QI's No Such Thing As A Fish hits TV
New topical show, post-Newsnight
29/04/2016 … The QI researchers behind the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast are to launch their own topical BBC TV show.
Frank Skinner: Drink made me hallucinate spiders
Comic discusses addiction with Frankie Boyle
29/04/2016 … Frank Skinner has spoken about his years as an alcoholic – confessing that he used to hallucinate spiders and suffer temporary blindness from drinking too much.
Channel 5 returns to panel shows
Eamonn Holmes to front It’s Not Me, It’s You
29/04/2016 … Channel 5 is to make its first comedy panel show in seven years.
Will Ferrell quits Reagan film
Actor bows to pressure over Alzheimer's jokes
29/04/2016 … Will Ferrell has bowed to pressure and pulled out of the comedy about Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s disease.