January july03 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 26 August 2016
Bill Bailey pens bird book
Title out in October
26/08/2016 … Bill Bailey has written a 'humorous and personal' guide to British birds.
Radio 4 unveils raft of new comedies
With Herring, Pascoe, Berry & more...
26/08/2016 … Radio 4 has announces a raft of new comedy shows featuring names such as Matt Berry, Meera Syal, Richard Herring, Sara Pascoe and Rhys James.
V&A acquires Tommy Cooper archive
...but not a single fez
26/08/2016 … The Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired a vast archive of Tommy Cooper memorabilia – but not a single fez.
Inbetweeners team reunite
For BBC comedy about 1980s double-glazing salesmen
26/08/2016 … Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and James Buckley are to reunite with the co-creator of the youth TV hit for a new BBC Two comedy.
'Reality TV is a Geordie f***ing an octopus'
Frankie Boyle at the Edinburgh TV Festival
26/08/2016 … TV comedy is too bland – and needs quotas to ensure more diversity, Frankie Boyle has said.
Will Franken loses it with a heckler
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
26/08/2016 … • Comedian Will Mars wasn’t happy with his two-star Chortle review this Fringe, he decided he’d just award himself five stars, attribute them to made-up website Chortle.
Thu 25 August 2016
ITV orders Harry Hill panel show
Alien Fun Capsule to air next year
25/08/2016 … ITV has commissioned a new panel show from Harry Hill, to air in 2017.
BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy
Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop
25/08/2016 … The BBC is to make a spoof about Nigel Farage’s life after quitting politics.