All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 27 August 2016
Richard Gadd scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award
A double for Scotland as Scott Gibson takes newcomer
27/08/2016 … Richard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for a show about being the victim of sexual assault.
BBC's new satirical comedy - but with no comedians
A Gogglebox take on topical humour
27/08/2016 … BBC Two is to launch a new topical satire show – but created by ‘real people’, not comedians.
Live At The Apollo gets a 12th series
A tight 5: August 27
27/08/2016 … LIVE At The Apollo is to return for six more episodes and a Christmas special, to be recorded at the London venue in October, Names of the stand-ups taking part in the 12th series have not yet been released, but free tickets are available here.
John Cleese is offered a BBC sitcom
Comedy legend 'in talks' over new role
27/08/2016 … John Cleese has been offered the starring role in a new BBC sitcom.
Who's won the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016?
Live blog from the announcement
27/08/2016 … The winners of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards for best show, best newcomer and the Panel Prize are being announced at the Fringe.
Fri 26 August 2016
Bill Bailey pens bird book
Title out in October
26/08/2016 … Bill Bailey has written a 'humorous and personal' guide to British birds.
Radio 4 unveils raft of new comedies
With Herring, Pascoe, Berry & more...
26/08/2016 … Radio 4 has announces a raft of new comedy shows featuring names such as Matt Berry, Meera Syal, Richard Herring, Sara Pascoe and Rhys James.
V&A acquires Tommy Cooper archive
...but not a single fez
26/08/2016 … The Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired a vast archive of Tommy Cooper memorabilia – but not a single fez.