All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 20 August 2014
Changing the laws of physics
Second pilot for Adam Hills science show
20/08/2014 … Channel 4 is to make a second pilot of a comedy science show fronted by Adam Hills.
Tue 19 August 2014
Christmas specials for The Wrong Mans
Two-part story for BBC Two
19/08/2014 … James Corden and Mathew Baynton are to make a Christmas special of The Wrong Mans.
Shaun of the Dead reanimated
A tight 5: August 19
19/08/2014 … SIMON PEGG and Nick Frost are to revive their Sean Of The Dead characters for an animated Disney Channel series.
Ofcom probe into 'censorship' of Monty Python's swearing
19/08/2014 … It is normally charged with keeping swearing OFF the television.
Lenny Henry to star in Richard Pryor play
New project for National Theatre
19/08/2014 … Lenny Henry is to appear in a play about Richard Pryor at the National Theatre.
Mon 18 August 2014
Jamali takes student crown
Victory at the Edinburgh Fringe
18/08/2014 … Jamali Maddix has been crowned Britain's funniest student.
Tim Vine wins 'joke of the Fringe'
Punmeister does the double
18/08/2014 … Tim Vine has won the 'joke of the Fringe' title for the second time.
Sun 17 August 2014
Here be Monsters
The comedy week ahead
17/08/2014 … The comedy week aheadTodayRADIO: Comic Fringes, a series of short stories featuring new writing by leading comedians, recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe, kicks off with a tale from Romesh Ranganathan.