All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 27 April 2015
Hyde Park comedy gigs announced
A tight 5: April 27
27/04/2015 … FOUR comedy gigs are to be held in Hyde Park this summer.
Sun 26 April 2015
The comedy week ahead
26/04/2015 … Monday April 27LIVE IN LONDON: Mark Thomas brings his acclaimed show Cuckooed - about his discovery that a fellow anti-arms-trade activist he called a friend turned out to be a spy for a weapons manufacturer - is at the Four Thieves in Battersea all week, shifted from the nearby arts centre following its recent fire.
Fri 24 April 2015
BBC puts down Puppy Love
No second series for Scanlan and Pepperdine comedy
24/04/2015 … The BBC has cancelled Puppy Love, the canine-based comedy from Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, after just one season.
Andrew Maxwell drones on...
Comic fronts Robot Wars-style show, with drones
24/04/2015 … Stand-up Andrew Maxwell could soon be filling Jeremy Clarkson's shoes.
Russell Brand 'writes through the turnip rushes'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
24/04/2015 … • Bill Bailey had to call out mountain rescuers this week when his dog, Tiger, went missing in the Lake District.
Thu 23 April 2015
Comedy returns to Channel 5
Starting with Gimp Fight's Impractical Jokers
23/04/2015 … Original comedy is returning to Channel 5 for the first time in about eight years.
Revealed: The comics in John Bishop's new show
BBC confirms eight-part series
23/04/2015 … The BBC has officially confirmed The John Bishop Show, as revealed by Chortle on Tuesday.
Margaret Thatcher, game show host
On Yer Bike to premiere at Latitude
23/04/2015 … Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho, is to front her own game show.