January apr03 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 28 May 2015
Gold announces three new comedies
Including new show from Porridge creators
28/05/2015 … UKTV's Gold channel has announced three new comedy commissions – moving away from repackaged archive shows.
Bristol has its last Laughs
City's comedy club closes after just SEVEN weeks
28/05/2015 … Bristol’s latest big weekend comedy club, Laughs, has unexpectedly closed – after just seven weeks in operation.
The best of the old...
A tight 5: May 28
28/05/2015 … THE finalists have been announced for the Leicester Square Theatre's Old Comedian Of The Year – including one act, Tim Shishodia, who won the venue's new comedian title five years ago.
'Del Boy' writes his autobiography
Publisher wins rights to fictional Only Fools and Horses memoir
28/05/2015 … Del Boy Trotter is to write his autobiography.
Wed 27 May 2015
Dave Chappelle to make UK debut
First London solo shows announced
27/05/2015 … Dave Chappelle is coming to London to perform his first ever full show in the UK.
Radio 4 orders heart attack comedy
Carey Marx adapts his stand-up show
27/05/2015 … Carey Marx is to adapt the stand-up show he wrote about his heart attack into a Radio 4 programme.
Australian comedy kingpin dies
John Pinder pioneered clubs and festivals
27/05/2015 … Leading Australian live comedy producer John Pinder has died at the age of 70, after contracting cancer.
Jason Manford hosts crowd-funding show
The Money Pit turns Dragons' Den on its head
27/05/2015 … Jason Manford is to front a Dragon’s Den-style TV show in which ordinary people invest in business ideas.