All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 18 April 2014
Ronnie Corbett: I was nearly an ape
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
18/04/2014 … • 'An artist moaning about the critics is like a sailor moaning about the waves.
Thu 17 April 2014
The Alberts clown Tony Gray dies at 86
Influence on Milligan and the Bonzos
17/04/2014 … Tony Gray, one of Britain’s more eccentric and best-known clowns of the Fifties and Sixties, has died at the age of 86.
Shooting starts on Babylon series
Six new episodes for autumn
17/04/2014 … Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong’s police-based comedy-drama Babylon is to return for a six-part series.
Wed 16 April 2014
And your next act is... dead
Aspiring comic takes to the stage - in an urn
16/04/2014 … An aspiring comedian has finally fulfilled his wish to appear on a comedy club stage – but four months after he died.
Frankie Boyle in sitcom read-through
Comedy set on a wildlife documentary shoot
16/04/2014 … Frankie Boyle is leading a cast of comics in a new sitcom in development.
BBC to release new sitcom all at once
iPlayer first for Jonah From Tonga
16/04/2014 … The entire series of Chris Lilley’s new sitcom Jonah From Tonga will be released at once on the BBC iPlayer.
Ross Noble rides again
Freewheeling gets a second series
16/04/2014 … Ross Noble is to make a second series of his Freewheeling show for Dave.
Will Ferrell tipped for Jesse Armstrong comedy
A tight 5: April 16
16/04/2014 … PEEP SHOW and Fresh Meat co-creator Jesse Armstrong is writing a Hollywood comedy about two hapless guards patrolling the US-Mexico border.