All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 30 July 2015
Paul Zerdin wows America's Got Talent
Golden Buzzer success for British vent
30/07/2015 … Comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has become the second British entertainer to progress on America's Got Talent, thanks to a 'golden buzzer' intervention.
Comedy producer to steer Top Gear
Vic & Bob's colleague Lisa Clark joins BBC
30/07/2015 … The producer behind Vic & Bob’s House Of Fools is to take the wheel of Top Gear.
Wed 29 July 2015
ITV2 signs up Rubberbandits
To commentate on new physical game show
29/07/2015 … The Rubberbandits are to provide an ‘anarchic’ commentary to a new game show launching later this year.
The BBC at Edinburgh
Corporation unveils Fringe plans
29/07/2015 … The BBC has announced full details of its coverage across the Edinburgh festivals, including the likes of Paul Merton, Sue Perkins and Jason Byrne.
Tue 28 July 2015
Conan sued over 'joke theft'
Blogger seeks $780k over four gags
28/07/2015 … American chat show host Conan O'Brien is being sued for alleged joke theft.
C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series
A tight 5: July 28
28/07/2015 … CHANNEL 4 has commissioned a full series of its TV nostalgia show It Was Alright in the 1970s, narrated by Matt Lucas.
Shappi Khorsandi writes debut novel
'Dark, funny' tale out next year
28/07/2015 … Shappi Khorsandi is writing her first novel.
3rd series for BoJack Horseman
Netflix renews dark animated comedy
28/07/2015 … Netflix has ordered a third season of animated comedy Bojack Horseman.