All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 29 August 2015
Revealed: The comedians' favourite Fringe acts
Awards shortlist out
29/08/2015 … The frontrunners have been announced for the comedians' choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Malcolm Hardee winners announced
For originality, publicity stunt and earning potential
29/08/2015 … The winners of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey join Richard Pryor biopic
Greenlight expected imminently
29/08/2015 … Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey have joined the cast of the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic.
Sam Simmons scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award
Sofie Hagen best newcomer
29/08/2015 … Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe.
Fri 28 August 2015
How Dad's Army came to be....
New BBC Two drama tells the story
28/08/2015 … John Sessions, Shane Richie and Sally Phillips are to star in a new drama about the making of Dad’s Army.
Thanks for the cash, Katie Hopkins!
WTF: Comic Bobby Mair pranks hate figure
28/08/2015 … • Comedian Bobby Mair has pranked Katie Hopkins – taking the money he got from appearing on her TLC show Katie Hopkins Vs.
Thu 27 August 2015
'It's better NOT to get discovered early'
Comics share their experience in exclusive book extract
27/08/2015 … For their new book, Off The Mic, Deborah Frances-White and Marsha Shandur interviewed scores of comedians including Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jim Jeffreies, Stewart Lee and Greg Davies to explore their secrets, insecurities and successes.
Brian Pern's added extras
Online content to accompany TV comeback
27/08/2015 … The BBC has commissioned a series of online specials to accompany the third Brian Pern series when it airs to BBC Four.