All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 19 January 2017
Netflix signs Katherine Ryan
Stand-up special out on Valentine's Day
19/01/2017 … Netflix is to air Katherine Ryan’s latest stand-up show.
Inside No 9 to return
Fourth series set to start shooting next month
19/01/2017 … Inside No 9 is to return for a fourth series of six new episodes.
Cushti! Gold to tell the Only Fools story
...as a second series charts Sir David Jason's career
19/01/2017 … Sir David Jason is to be the subject of two separate retrospective series on the Gold channel, Chortle can reveal.
Mangan to host fake news panel show
...as C4 airs Simon Brodkin doco
19/01/2017 … Channel 4’s one-off fake news panel show is to be hosted by Stephen Mangan and form part of a week of programmes on the topic.
Revealed: Who's on the next Live From The BBC
Stand-up showcase to return
19/01/2017 … Josie Long, Sara Pascoe and Liam Williams are to feature in the second series of Live From The BBC, Chortle can reveal.
Frank Skinner gets his own radio station
Comic takes over Absolute channel for a full weekend
19/01/2017 … Frank Skinner is to get his own radio station.
Wed 18 January 2017
Tim Minchin's protest could be song of the year
Shortlisted for Aussie accolade
18/01/2017 … A track Tim Minchin wrote about a Catholic cardinal at the centre of a paedophilia scandal has been shortlisted for Australia’s song of the year.
Official: Will and Grace IS returning
Ten new episodes for NBC
18/01/2017 … Will & Grace is returning for ten more episodes, it has officially been confirmed.