All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 24 September 2016
Death becomes them
A 'bad gig' podcast, and more comedy on demand
24/09/2016 … This week's best comedy shows on demand.
Sam Kinison's last show released
Bootleg recording out now
24/09/2016 … The last stand-up set Sam Kinison ever recorded has been released.
Fri 23 September 2016
Miranda Hart to play the London Palladium
Talking about her book, Peggy & Me
23/09/2016 … Miranda Hart is to appear at the London Palladium.
Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia
Illness means Monty Python star has trouble communicating
23/09/2016 … Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a severe type of dementia.
C4 buys This Is Us
New comedy-drama stormed US ratings
23/09/2016 … Channel 4 has acquired the UK rights to new American comedy This Is Us.
Stewart Lee calls out German 'plagiarist'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
23/09/2016 … • I've always thought of myself of a cross between Gordon Brown and Pippa Middleton’ Miles Jupp• Stewart Lee has called out a German comedian for stealing his act.
Sofie Hagen aims for 'reduced-anxiety' gigs
And gender-neutral toilets in every venue
23/09/2016 … Sofie Hagen is going to extra lengths to make her forthcoming tour welcoming for fans with anxiety issues and who don’t identify as male or female.
Thu 22 September 2016
BBC plans Mrs Brown spin-off
Entertainment show for Brendan O’Carroll's creation
22/09/2016 … Brendan O’Carroll’s alter-ego Mrs Brown is poised to front a new BBC One entertainment show.