All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 22 February 2017
Ricky Gervais: My 'platinum' tickets will hit the touts
Premium pricing for Humanity tour
22/02/2017 … Ricky Gervais is to sell high-priced ‘platinum’ tickets to his new stand-up tour, in a move said to be designed to beat the touts.
Walliams & Friend to return
...as his book Ratburger comes to Sky1
22/02/2017 … Walliams & Friend is to return for a second series.
Berry, Bird, Rosenthal and more
Comedy stars line up for West End play directed by Simon Callow
22/02/2017 … Friday Night Dinner co-stars Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal are to star in a new West End play together.
Louis CK to release two new stand-up specials
22/02/2017 … Louis CK has signed a deal to release two new stand-up specials on Netflix.
Tue 21 February 2017
Filming starts on Roisin Conaty's GameFace
E4 series starting later this year
21/02/2017 … Filming has begun on Roisin Conaty's E4 sitcom GameFace – three years after the pilot aired.
Harold Lloyd films to become animations
New deal with pioneering comedian's estate
21/02/2017 … Harold Lloyd’s comedy films are to be made into a series of animated features.
From Vines to a book deal
Online comic Arron Crascall to write See Ya Later
21/02/2017 … YouTube comedian Arron Crascall has signed a book deal.
Romesh Ranganathan shoots Sky sitcom
Semi-autobiographical tale of reluctant pub landlord
21/02/2017 … Romesh Ranganathan is piloting a semi-autobiographical sitcom for Sky 1.