All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 23 October 2014
Miranda: That's the end of my sitcom
Hart concludes show will end with Xmas specials
23/10/2014 … Miranda Hart has officially called time on her hit BBC One sitcom after three series.
Lost comedy classics found – At Last
Pre-Python episodes in David Frost's archive
23/10/2014 … Two long-lost episodes of Monty Python precursor At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered in Sir David Frost’s personal archives.
Steve Coogan replaces Philip Seymour Hoffman
Comic pilots Showtime series
23/10/2014 … Steve Coogan is to step into the shoes of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on a planned new comedy.
Bill Burr gets animated
New series for Netflix
23/10/2014 … American stand-up Bill Burr is making an animated series for Netflix.
Limmy up for two Scottish Baftas
Nods, too, for Millers Mountain and Mrs Browns Boys
23/10/2014 … Glasgow comic Limmy has been nominated for two Scottish Baftas.
Jimmy Carr tells tasteles joke
Also: Pope still Catholic
23/10/2014 … They must surely have know what to expect when they booked Jimmy Carr as host.
Matt Lucas to host International Emmys
A tight 5: October 223
23/10/2014 … MATT LUCAS has been named as host of the International Emmy awards.
Nick Frost, jewel thief
In new US sitcom
23/10/2014 … Nick Frost is set to star in a US sitcom – as a leading jewel thief trying to quit his life of crime.