All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 25 July 2016
York honours Frankie Howerd
Plaque at his first home
25/07/2016 … A plaque is to be unveiled at Frankie Howerd’s first home tomorrow.
Sky appoints a new comedy commissioner
Tilusha Ghelani joins from BBC
25/07/2016 … Comedy commissioner Tilusha Ghelani is leaving the BBC to join Sky.
6.5million see Mrs Brown's Boys live
Ratings smash for BBC One
25/07/2016 … The live episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys attracted 6.
Sarah Millican announces Fringe gig
A tight 5: July 25
25/07/2016 … SARAH MILLICAN has been announced for one-off show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Minchin's Matilda sweeps Australian stage awards
And accolade for stand-up Tom Ballard
25/07/2016 … Tim Minchin’s Matilda musical has swept the board at Australia’s biggest stage awards.
BBC New Comedy Award: Who's through?
Full list of semi-finalists
25/07/2016 … The full list of semi-finalists in the BBC Radio New Comedy Award are revealed today.
Sun 24 July 2016
An embarrassment of festivals
In London, Dublin, York, Norwich and South Shields
24/07/2016 … Sunday July 24LIVE IN LONDON: One of the best days at Just For Laughs London with your choice of fretful Mark Watson, compelling storyteller Glenn Wool or puppet-human double act Sammy J & Randy.
Sat 23 July 2016
What makes Dylan Moran funny
The best comedy on demand
23/07/2016 … This week's best comedy shows on demandWhat makes Dylan Moran funny?Ryan Hollinger releases a weekly video essay analysing art and entertainment.