January apr03 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 24 May 2016
Rebel Wilson to make West End debut
In Guys And Dolls
24/05/2016 … Australian comic turned Hollywood star Rebel Wilson is to make her West End debut in Guys and Dolls.
Mon 23 May 2016
Josie Long shoots her first feature film
Cast includes Janey Godley, Sanjeev Kohli & Matt Winning
23/05/2016 … Josie Long is making her first feature film, a 'twee romantic comedy' that turns into a dystopian, police state thriller.
Time travelling comedy for David Mitchell
John Finnemore co-stars
23/05/2016 … David Mitchell is to star in a new time-travelling sitcom.
Angel spreads its wings
Comedy club's crowdfunding bid as it finds a new home
23/05/2016 … London’s Angel Comedy Club is poised to open a new purpose-built venue – and has turned to crowdfunding to make it happen.
Lenny Henry joins Broadchurch
As do Roy Hudd and Charlie Higson
23/05/2016 … Sir Lenny Henry, Charlie Higson and Roy Hudd have joined the cast of Broadchurch.
Sun 22 May 2016
Dave Johns film wins the Palme D'Or
Ken Loach movie scoops top prize at Cannes
22/05/2016 … Comedian Dave Johns’s film I Daniel Blake has won the Palme d’Or – the top award at the Cannes film festival Directed by Ken Loach, Johns plays the title role of a carpenter and widower who can’t get work or benefits after a near-fatal heart attack.
BBC 'thinks Scots are dumber than the English'
Comedy writer's bombshell claims
22/05/2016 … A comedy writer has claimed BBC executives told him to pitch a script to BBC Two rather than BBC Scotland – because Scottish viewers are stupider than their English counterparts.
Up the Rovers!
The comedy week ahead
22/05/2016 … The comedy week ahead.