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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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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.

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