All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
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.
A Frank look at light entertainment
Skinner to host TV documentary
27/08/2015 … Frank Skinner is to host a TV documentary about the origins of light entertainmentThank You For Being A Lovely Audience will cover the subject from the formation of the music halls of the 1840s up to the TV sparkles of the 1960s.
Wed 26 August 2015
Record 8 nominees for Edinburgh Comedy Award
And 7 for best newcomer
26/08/2015 … A record eight shows have been nominated for this year's main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award – and seven for best newcomer.
C4 picks Flowers
Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman to star in 'imaginative, cinematic comedy'
26/08/2015 … Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt are to join forces for a dark new Channel 4 comedy.
A real magic moment
Watch conjuror Neil Henry propose on stage at the Fringe
26/08/2015 … Magician Neil Henry has proposed to his girlfriend – via a trick he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.
ITV pilots black and Asian comedies
Sketch, stand-up and hidden camera shows
26/08/2015 … ITV2 is piloting four comedy series featuring black and Asian talent.
See the Misery Loves Comedy documentary
Exclusive Chortle screening
26/08/2015 … Misery Loves Comedy – a new documentary in which 50 comedy legends discuss their motives and inspirations – is being released in selected cinemas next week.