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.
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.
Revealed: An unseen League Of Gentleman character
Meet Mick Horror...
23/07/2016 … Reece Shearsmith has revealed a previously unheard League Of Gentleman character which never made it to the TV series.
Fri 22 July 2016
Oh brother! Siblings is cancelled
End of the line for BBC Three comedy
22/07/2016 … BBC Three has dropped Siblings after two series.
Here's Jack Whitehall in Decline And Fall
First image as shooting starts on Waugh adaptation
22/07/2016 … Here is the first picture of Jack Whitehall on the set of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline And Fall.
The Fringe awards no one wants to win
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
22/07/2016 … • 'Critics have knocked me for targeting society's lowest common denominator I believe that television was, and still is, the only medium that can truly reach society's lowest common denominator and entertain those people who maybe can't afford a movie or a play.
R4 renews John Moloney's show
Four new episodes to come
22/07/2016 … Radio 4 has ordered a second series of The John Moloney Show.