All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 27 May 2015
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.
Tue 26 May 2015
Never Mind The Buzzcocks dropped after 28 series
26/05/2015 … Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years on the air.
'A high point of my career'
Comics perform gig at 3,196ft
26/05/2015 … More than 100 walkers yesterday watched the UK's highest ever comedy gig, which took place at 3,196ft on the summit of of Ben Lomond.
America's Got Dragons
A tight 5: May 26
26/05/2015 … PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON is to appear on America's Got Talent.
History repeats itself...
R4 renews Frank Skinner's historical panel show
26/05/2015 … Radio 4 has commissioned a second series of Frank Skinner's panel show The Rest is History.
Fringe Society silent on Cowgatehead 'freeasco'
...as PBH steps up pressure on acts
26/05/2015 … It is a dispute causing sleepless nights for more than 150 comedians – but the Edinburgh Fringe Society is refusing to be draw into the 'freeasco' surrounding the Cowgatehead venue.
Mon 25 May 2015
New deal to fix Fringe's Cowgatehead crisis
Freestival puts a solution on the table
25/05/2015 … A deal has been tabled that could solve the chaos surrounding the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Fringe freeasco: Rescue deal torpedoed
PBH boss says: 'No compromise'
25/05/2015 … The PBH Free Fringe has apparently ruled out a compromise to resolve the ‘free-asco’ over the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.