May 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 01 June 2016
Edinburgh comedy awards get a new sponsor
Lastminute.com take over the 'Perrier'
01/06/2016 … This year’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards are to be sponsored by travel website lastminute.
Tue 31 May 2016
Carla Lane dies at 87
Writer of Bread, Butterfiles and The Liver Birds
31/05/2016 … Sitcom writer Carla Lane has died at the age of 87.
Don Johnson joins Rupert Grint in Sick Note
From Miami Vice to Sky Atlantic
31/05/2016 … Miami Vice star Don Johnson has joined Rupert Grint and Nick Frost in the Sky Atlantic comedy Sick Note.
Amazon renews Transparent for series four
Jeffrey Tambor to return as Maura Pfefferman
31/05/2016 … Acclaimed comedy Transparent is to return for a fourth series, Amazon has announced.
Revealed: Details of Noel Fielding's Japan show
One-off for Channel 4
31/05/2016 … Noel Fielding’s programme about Japanese gameshows is to be a one-off hour-long special, Channel 4 has announced.
Ardal O'Hanlon tours Ireland for More 4
With Victorian guidebooks for tips
31/05/2016 … Ardal O’Hanlon is to explore his homeland in a new travel series for More 4.
RIP America's favourite heckler
Irving Benson tormented Milton Berle
31/05/2016 … The most famous heckler from the golden days of American TV has died at the age of 102.
Sun 29 May 2016
The Cat's out of the bag
Kilkenny festival and the rest of the comedy week ahead
29/05/2016 … The comedy week ahead.