All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 27 August 2014
Richard Pryor biopic casting announced
Mike Epps plays comic; Oprah Winfrey his gran
27/08/2014 … Comedian Mike Epps has been cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic of the comic legend – with Oprah Winfrey playing his grandmother.
Tue 26 August 2014
The Green Room comes to the UK
A tight 5: August 26
26/08/2014 … BOTH seasons of The Green Room with Paul Prozenza – the comedians' round-table chat show that aired on Showtime in the US – have been made available legally in the UK for the first time.
No Emmy for Gervais's Derek
As ceremony honours Robin Williams
26/08/2014 … Ricky Gervais has lost out on winning an Emmy for Derek to Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.
Mon 25 August 2014
Fringe claims record box office
2.18million tickets sold
25/08/2014 … The Edinburgh Fringe has recorded another box office record this year – with 2.
Comics choose Fringe favourites
First Barry winners announced
25/08/2014 … Comedians Bec Hill and Will Franken are among the winners of the first Barry Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Sun 24 August 2014
Have you seen Steen?
The comedy week ahead
24/08/2014 … The comedy week ahead.
Sat 23 August 2014
'They don't want anything interesting or edgy'
Frankie Boyle blasts TV execs
23/08/2014 … Frankie Boyle has launched a typically forthright attack on risk-averse TV commissioners, toothless middle-class satire and the lack of women on panel shows.
John Kearns wins Fosters award
Alex Edelman best newcomer; Funz & Gamez panel prize
23/08/2014 … John Kearns has won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.