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