All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 30 July 2014
Johnny Vegas's criminal background
Comic discovers his ancestors were prisoners
30/07/2014 … Johnny Vegas has delved into his family's criminal past for a new ITV series.
Dapper Laughs lands ITV2 show
Dating tips from 'ultimate lad' comic
30/07/2014 … Dapper Laughs, the internet comic who styles himself as the ‘ultimate lad’, has landed his own ITV2 series.
'Truth, trust, empathy and intimacy'
Academic studies stand-up's benefits
30/07/2014 … It's a fact most comedians probably already realise, but making an emotional connection with an audience can be more important than the actual jokes.
Tue 29 July 2014
Scandi-sitcom for Adam Riches
New show about a comic who moves to Sweden
29/07/2014 … Adam Riches is to star in his first sitcom, as a failing stand-up who moves to Sweden.
Mon 28 July 2014
The stress of being middle-class...
R4 commissions a sitcom from Croft & Pearce
28/07/2014 … Comedy double act Croft & Pearce are to have their own series on Radio 4.
Krusty's unlucky 'bastard'
A tight 5: July 28
28/07/2014 … CHANNEL 4 has escaped censure from TV watchdogs Ofcom for airing an episode of The Simpsons containing the word 'bastard' at 6pm.
Sun 27 July 2014
Occultist transvestite lands Radio 4 show
Andrew O'Neill vs Middle England
27/07/2014 … Andrew O’Neill is to make his own stand-up show for Radio 4.
Birmingham gets a new comedy club
...in a lapdance bar
27/07/2014 … Birmingham is getting a new weekly comedy club, in a lap dace and strip club.