January 2017 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 January 2017
China vets Russell Howard's stand-up
Officials demanded to see his show in advance
31/01/2017 … Chinese officials are vetting Russell Howard's stand-up routine before he performs in Shanghai.
French & Saunders reunite
...and everything else that's happening for Red Nose Day
31/01/2017 … French and Saunders are to reunite for this year's Red Nose Day.
Still Game duo working on series 8
They're 'pretty positive' of a BBC green light
31/01/2017 … Still Game creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill are planning a new series of their sitcom to air later this year.
Miranda releases Comic Relief book
Encouraging readers to have 'such fun'
31/01/2017 … Miranda Hart is releasing a book of ‘joy-filled tasks’ for Comic Relief.
Rory McGrath purged from TV show
Comic axed following harassment case
31/01/2017 … Rory McGrath has been edited out of a TV series following his conviction for harassment last week.
Mon 30 January 2017
Mrs Brown takes on Donald Trump
Brendan O'Carroll mulls new documentary
30/01/2017 … He is the divisive President, ripping up American liberal values as he wages a bitter fight with established experts and the mainstream media.
Radio award for Robert Newman
Judges naturally selected his evolution show
30/01/2017 … Robert Newman’s Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia Of Evolution was named ‘best comedy with an audience’ at the BBC Audio Drama Awards last night.
Adam Kay to publish his junior doctor diaries
Your Life In My Hands snapped up by Picador
30/01/2017 … Doctor turned musical comedian Adam Kay has signed a book deal to publish his diaries.