All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 07 December 2016
Sara Pascoe's Animal wins a QI endorsement
'One of the ten most interesting books of the year'
07/12/2016 … Sara Pascoe’s Animal has been named one of the ten most interesting books of the year by QI.
600 of Limmy's Vines to be screened in one show
A tight 5: December 7
07/12/2016 … A TOTAL of 600 Vines created by Glaswegian comic Limmy are to be screened as part of the London Short Film Festival.
BBC orders Home From Home to series
Johnny Vegas pilot picked up for BBC One
07/12/2016 … The BBC has commissioned a full series of Johnny Vegas comedy Home From Home.
Tue 06 December 2016
Des Bishop to appear on Ireland's Strictly Come Dancing
'Judge me if you want... I love it'
06/12/2016 … Des Bishop is to appear on Ireland's version of Strictly Come Dancing.
Who is Britain's hardest working comedian?
Romesh Ranganathan tops the poll
06/12/2016 … Romesh Ranganathan has been named the hardest-working comedian of the year.
Porridge's 'Grouty' dies at 93
Peter Vaughan was in Citizen Smith and Game Of Thrones
06/12/2016 … Peter Vaughan, who played Grouty in Porridge, has died at the age of 93.
Comedy Loft venues sold
Part of £39m deal with owners of Yates
06/12/2016 … The Comedy Loft chain of venues is to change hands again.
US Writers' Guild nominees annoucned
...and look at the size of those writing teams!
06/12/2016 … The writing teams behind shows such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Veep and Inside Amy Schumer – and even Ricky Gervais’s insult-laden Golden Globes monologue – are up for awards in the US.