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February 2017 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Tue 28 February 2017

Jack Whitehall travels with his dad | New series for Netflix

Jack Whitehall travels with his dad

New series for Netflix

28/02/2017 … Jack Whitehall is shooting a travel show with his father Michael for Netflix, Chortle can reveal.

Comedy tour raises £500k for street kids | Fundraising hailed at Muslim Charity Awards

Comedy tour raises £500k for street kids

Fundraising hailed at Muslim Charity Awards

28/02/2017 … A tour of Muslim comedians has been hailed after raising more than £500,000 for charity.

George Lewis to present Top Gear Extra Gear | TV break for new comedian

George Lewis to present Top Gear Extra Gear

TV break for new comedian

28/02/2017 … Comedian George Lewis is to present the Top Gear spin-off Extra Gear.

Mon 27 February 2017

Nish Kumar pilots satirical BBC comedy | With the creators of The Daily Mash
© Idil Sukan
© Idil Sukan

Nish Kumar pilots satirical BBC comedy

With the creators of The Daily Mash

27/02/2017 … Nish Kumar is piloting a spoof news show for BBC Two with the creators of parody website The Daily Mash.

Romesh joins Museum Of Comedy | New curator on John Lloyd's R4 show
© Andy Hollingworth
© Andy Hollingworth

Romesh joins Museum Of Comedy

New curator on John Lloyd's R4 show

27/02/2017 … Romesh Ranganathan is to become the curator of the next series of Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity, Chortle can reveal.

Adam Buxton versus Dartmoor | Comic goes 'wild camping' for C4 show

Adam Buxton versus Dartmoor

Comic goes 'wild camping' for C4 show

27/02/2017 … Adam Buxton is to go camping on the wilds of Dartmoor for a new Channel 4 show.

Did the Oscars rip off Michael McIntyre? | Jimmy Kimmel segment likened to Unexpected Star of the Show
© BBC
© BBC

Did the Oscars rip off Michael McIntyre?

Jimmy Kimmel segment likened to Unexpected Star of the Show

27/02/2017 … The producers of the Oscars have been accused of ripping off Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Award | Follow the latest progress here

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Award

Follow the latest progress here

27/02/2017 … Joe Irvine, a third-year film studies student, won the heat of the Chortle Student Comedy Award in St Andrew's on Tuesday night.

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