January july03 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 24 April 2015
BBC puts down Puppy Love
No second series for Scanlan and Pepperdine comedy
24/04/2015 … The BBC has cancelled Puppy Love, the canine-based comedy from Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, after just one season.
Andrew Maxwell drones on...
Comic fronts Robot Wars-style show, with drones
24/04/2015 … Stand-up Andrew Maxwell could soon be filling Jeremy Clarkson's shoes.
Russell Brand 'writes through the turnip rushes'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
24/04/2015 … • Bill Bailey had to call out mountain rescuers this week when his dog, Tiger, went missing in the Lake District.
Thu 23 April 2015
Comedy returns to Channel 5
Starting with Gimp Fight's Impractical Jokers
23/04/2015 … Original comedy is returning to Channel 5 for the first time in about eight years.
Revealed: The comics in John Bishop's new show
BBC confirms eight-part series
23/04/2015 … The BBC has officially confirmed The John Bishop Show, as revealed by Chortle on Tuesday.
Margaret Thatcher, game show host
On Yer Bike to premiere at Latitude
23/04/2015 … Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho, is to front her own game show.
Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV show
A tight 5: April 23
23/04/2015 … SACHA BARON COHEN is to produce a new comedy series for Netflix.
Wed 22 April 2015
BBC pilots Funz & Gamez and Barbara Nice
Comedies to be unveiled at Salford showcase
22/04/2015 … Cult Edinburgh hit Funz and Gamez and a new comedy from circuit stalwart Mrs Barbara Nice are among the ideas to be trialled in this year's BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase.