All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 25 October 2016
Thomson and Moorhouse check into W's Haunted Hotel
A tight 5: October 25
25/10/2016 … COLD FEET star John Thomson and comedian Justin Moorhouse are to take part in Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live.
Released at last! Spike Milligan's Q
Every episode of groundbreaking sketch series out on DVD
25/10/2016 … Every surviving episode of Spike Milligan’s influential sketch series Q is to be released on DVD for the first time.
Nick Mohammed writes children's book
Set in the world of the Magic Circle
25/10/2016 … Nick Mohammed has written a children’s book based around his love of magic.
Simon Bird in lesbian romance!
Or at least a film rom-com
25/10/2016 … Simon Bird has signed up for a new lesbian rom-com movie that also stars David Tennant.
Mon 24 October 2016
The secret lyrics hidden in Red Dwarf theme
...uncovered after 27 years
24/10/2016 … A sharp-eared Red Dwarf fan has uncovered lyrics that have been hidden in the show’s instrumental theme tune for more than 25 years.
America gets a taste for Bad Sugar
Abandoned C4 comedy picked up by Fox
24/10/2016 … A spoof melodramatic soap created by Peep Show writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong is set to have a new lease of life in the States.
US comedy pioneer Barry Crimmins releases his first stand-up special
Thanks to Louis CK
24/10/2016 … American alternative comedy legend Barry Crimmins is to release his first ever stand-up special – thanks to Louis CK.
'Taking offence at jokes is stupid'
Stand-ups discuss free speech and comedy
24/10/2016 … Taking offence at jokes displays a ‘self-imposed stupidity’, comedians claimed yesterday.