All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 01 April 2015
Commonwealth Games up for a comedy award
Opening ceremony nominated in Scottish accolades
01/04/2015 … Eddie Izzard, the Still Game reunion – and the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games – are among the nominees for the second Scottish Comedy Awards.
What's Harry Hill cooking up?
New food/comedy show being piloted
01/04/2015 … Harry Hill is to offer his surreal take on ubiquitous cookery shows in a new TV pilot.
Trevor Noah accused of anti-semitism
Critics swoop on new Daily Show host's tweets
01/04/2015 … Comedy Central have backed newly-appointed Daily Show host Trevor Noah after a handful of his Tweets caused a storm of online protest.
Comedy icons in their own words
New classic interview series for Gold
01/04/2015 … Some of Britain’s legendary comedians are to be profiled in a new series using archive footage of their chat-show appearances.
Making their stamp on history
Comedians honoured by Royal Mail
01/04/2015 … A set of stamps have today been released featuring a series of famous comedy faces from the 1950s to the present day.
Tue 31 March 2015
Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy
A tight 5: March 31
31/03/2015 … DETECTORISTS star Mackenzie Crook is to make a rare return to live performance in a fundraiser for the fire-ravaged Battersea Arts Centre.
'This isn't comedy – it's bullying'
Backlash as comic branded 'fat and smelly' on TV
31/03/2015 … A comic is at the centre of a bullying storm after calling a fellow stand-up ‘fat’ and ‘smelly’ in a televised routine.
Up The Women goes down
No third series for suffragette sitcom
31/03/2015 … Jessica Hynes' suffragette sitcom Up The Women has been dropped after two series.