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All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 23 October 2014
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.
Wed 22 October 2014
Comedy for quitters
A tight 5: October 22
22/10/2014 … LEE NELSON is to host a live stand-up gig on YouTube to mark the end of Stoptober, the four-week quit smoking challenge.
Kirsty Wark to front new comedy show
Newsnight host looks to the future...
22/10/2014 … Kirsty Wark is to present a BBC comedy show.
The Simpsons mess with the Mob
Animated comedy accused of Goodfellas rip-off
22/10/2014 … Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is suing The Simpsons for a staggering $250million – claiming they ripped off his wiseguy character for one of Fat Tony's henchmen.
Tue 21 October 2014
Comedy stars for The Boy In The Dress
Work starts on David Walliams book adaptation
21/10/2014 … BBC One has announced the cast for its adaptation of David Walliams’s children's book, The Boy In The Dress.
Mon 20 October 2014
Honor Blackman joins Gold's sitcom
A tight 5: October 21
20/10/2014 … HONOR BLACKMAN will be making a guest appearance in the second series of Gold’s sitcom, You, Me & Them.
Rapper who cut off his penis is now a comic
Watch Christ Bearer's dick jokes
20/10/2014 … He is the rapper who hacked off his own penis with a steak knife… and now he has started on a new career: stand-up comedy.