All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 16 September 2014
Jon Richardson gets engaged
He pops the question to comic Lucy Beaumont
16/09/2014 … Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have announced their engagement – on television.
Third series for Marc Maron
IFC renews his semi-autobiographical show
16/09/2014 … Comic and podcaster Marc Maron has landed a third season of his self-titled comedy series.
Stan Laurel letter fetches £1,400
A tight 5: September 16
16/09/2014 … A LETTER written by Stan Laurel fetched an astonishing £1,400 when it went under the hammer today.
Mon 15 September 2014
W1A to return
Second series for BBC sitcom
15/09/2014 … W1A, the BBC comedy about its own internal workings, is to return for a second series.
No third series for Derek
Gervais confirms the show will end with a special
15/09/2014 … Ricky Gervais is working on a special episode of Derek to bring the show to a close.
BBC showcases black comedy
Two-hour show for local radio
15/09/2014 … Local BBC radio stations across the UK are to broadcast an evening of black comedy.
Sun 14 September 2014
Scotland decides (to watch Still Game)
The comedy week ahead
14/09/2014 … The comedy week ahead.
Fri 12 September 2014
Donald Sinden dies at 90
Sitcom career spanned four decades
12/09/2014 … Donald Sinden, who became a stalwart of sitcoms after forging his name as a Shakespearean actor, has died at his home at the age of 90.