All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 27 May 2016
The Now Show goes to war
Special edition about 1916
27/05/2016 … Radio 4’s topical comedy The Now Show is to air a special edition based around the First World War.
Festivals announce comedy line-ups
A tight 5 special...
27/05/2016 … ACTS have been announced for the Balham Comedy Festival in South London, which will run from July 8 to 16.
Elis James travels to Euro 16 for the BBC
For online shorts and radio show
27/05/2016 … Elis James is to front a series of comedy shorts about Euro 2016 for the BBC.
Nipple clamps and a strap-on called Godzilla
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
27/05/2016 … • 'When you are doing stand-up, it is the most glorious hour, when you are an X Men version of yourself, with lasers coming out of your eyes.
Thu 26 May 2016
Barry Crimmins comes to UK
US comic who fought child porn
26/05/2016 … Barry Crimmins, the American stand-up who has actively helped clear child pornography from the internet, is to perform in the UK for the first time in 30 years.
Eddie Izzard: My homophobic abuse at FA Cup Final
Crystal Palace fan called him 'a disgrace'
26/05/2016 … Eddie Izzard says he was subjected to homophobic abuse at the FA Cup final at the weekend.
Hitchhikers' Guide returns to Radio 4
With unpublished Douglas Adams material
26/05/2016 … The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is returning to Radio 4 with its first series in more than a decade – and featuring John Lloyd as the Voice of The Book.
Noel Fielding's Japanese gameshow gameshow
Pilot for Channel 4
26/05/2016 … Noel Fielding is piloting a new Channel 4 series based on Japanese gameshows.