All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 29 July 2016
Radio Active to return to R4
One-off to be taped at Edinburgh Fringe
29/07/2016 … Sketch show Radio Active is to return to Radio 4 after an almost 30-year absence.
Monty Don blasts The Good Life
29/07/2016 … It is usually considered one of the jewels in the crown of British sitcom.
Was Dara O Briain a saint in a previous life?
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
29/07/2016 … • 'When I was doing Spitting Image, Kate Robbins threw a party and Des O'Connor was in the corner playing a white grand piano, wearing a white suit and I thought, "This is what showbiz parties are all about.
'Landmark' book deal for Robert Webb
Memoirs and novel coming soon
29/07/2016 … Robert Webb is to write his memoirs AND his first novel, following a 'landmark' book deal.
When Shortlist tried to censor Stewart Lee
Magazine didn't want to upset advertisers... or Jack Whitehall
29/07/2016 … Lifestyle magazine Shortlist attempted to censor Stewart Lee for fear he might upset advertisers – or Jack Whitehall.
Thu 28 July 2016
Scrotal Recall is no more...
As Netflix renames it Lovesick
28/07/2016 … Comedy series Scrotal Recall is to get a new name.
Guests announced for Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit
Videogame challenge on Dave
28/07/2016 … The guests have been named for Dara O Briain’s new videogame show, Go 8 Bit.
John Cleese to the rescue!
Comic icon to perform at festival fundraiser
28/07/2016 … John Cleese is to give his only British stage performance of the year year to help Bristol’s Slapstick Festival of vintage comedy.