All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 27 November 2015
Stewart Lee to write a new book
Out next August
27/11/2015 … Stewart Lee is to publish a new book next August.
I know this is a bit taboo...
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
27/11/2015 … • Wonder if any comedians fell for this? A post on the Facebook Comedy Forum, where gigs are are offered, read as followed: 'I'm currently casting for a unique project to be aired on Playboy TV.
Thu 26 November 2015
Official: BBC Three will go online in February
Trustees greenlight decision
26/11/2015 … BBC Trustees have formally approved the plans to move BBC Three online from February.
BBC commissions Sue Perkins panel show
With Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman
26/11/2015 … BBC Two has commissioned a new comedy entertainment show based around namesakes called Insert Name Here to be fronted by Sue Perkins.
Tony Blair: 'I tried being a stand-up comedian'
'It was really dire'
26/11/2015 … Tony Blair performed stand-up comedy – bit admits he was 'really dire'.
Wed 25 November 2015
Count Arthur's back!
New Christmas special for Radio 4
25/11/2015 … Count Arthur Strong is to return to Radio 4 for a Christmas special.
Merton takes on Milligan
New version of Spike's classic play
25/11/2015 … Paul Merton has adapted Spike Milligan’s classic absurdist play The Bed-sitting Room for the radio.
Estate agent sitcom for Aussie duo
Part of ABC's 2016 slate
25/11/2015 … Australian comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola are to make a new sitcom about a struggling estate agency.