August 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 31 August 2016
America has another stab at Friday Night Dinner
CBS works on remake
31/08/2016 … America is having a third stab at remaking Friday Night Dinner.
Tape Face appears in America's Got Talent semi
Watch his performance
31/08/2016 … Tape Face appeared in the semi-final of America's Got Talent last night, sparking a row between the judges.
Comedy Central series for Chris Ramsey
Entertainment show harnesses social media
31/08/2016 … Chris Ramsey is to host a ‘unique and high energy comedy entertainment series’ for Comedy Central.
Tue 30 August 2016
Dave Chappelle announces London gigs
Eight shows next week
30/08/2016 … Dave Chappelle, has announced a surprise run of eight intimate London shows – in just a week’s timeHe will be performing two shows a night from next Tuesday (September 6) to Friday.
Sky orders another series of Trollied
As Rufus Hound joins the cast
30/08/2016 … Sky 1 has commissioned a sixth series of Trollied – with Rufus Hound joining the cast.
Mon 29 August 2016
Gene Wilder dies at 83
Comic star had Alzheimer's disease
29/08/2016 … Tributes have been pouring in for comic actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.
Sun 28 August 2016
BBC sitcom season kicks off
The comedy week ahead
28/08/2016 … The comedy week ahead.
Delta Airlnes censors Chris Rock
Row over 'faggot' routine
28/08/2016 … Delta Airlines is editing a Chris Rock comedy special on its in-flight entertainment systems after a passenger complained about the comedian’s use of the word ‘faggot’.