All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 18 September 2014
Bridget Christie shown the D'Or
Toast Of London also collects international award
18/09/2014 … Bridget Christie and Toast Of London have picked up awards at the prestigious international Rose d'Or festival.
Daniel Rigby goes Undercover for Dave
Action-comedy series ordered
18/09/2014 … Daniel Rigby is to star in the first original sitcom commissioned by the Dave channel.
Jongleurs nearly ruined my honeymoon!
But comic gets paid after Chortle intervenes
18/09/2014 … Comedian John Scott has credited Chortle with helping save his honeymoon at the last minute – after we intervened in a dispute over unpaid fees from club chain Jongleurs.
Alexander Armstrong IS Danger Mouse
And Kevin Eldon will play Penfold
18/09/2014 … Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon are to voice Danger Mouse and Penfold when the children’s animation returns next year.
Joan Rivers biography announced
A tight 5: September 18
18/09/2014 … A MAJOR biography of Joan Rivers has been commissioned in the wake of her death.
Aziz Ansari returns to UK
One-off gig in November
18/09/2014 … US stand-up Aziz Ansari is to return to London in November.
Patrick Kielty pens a sitcom
BBC to unveil Big Country next week
18/09/2014 … Patrick Kielty has written a new sitcom which will be previewed at the BBC next week.
Stand-up archives go online
Just For Laughs to release three vintage clips a week
18/09/2014 … Rare early appearances from stand-up giants are to be released on YouTube, thanks to the Just For Laughs festival.