All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 20 June 2013
ITV orders B&B comedy
From one of Stella's writers
20/06/2013 … ITV has commissioned a new comedy series set in a Margate B&B.
Comedy Central wants to copy the States
Long series and 'US gloss' for new sitcoms
20/06/2013 … Britain’s Comedy Central is planning to make new sitcoms on the American model, with dozens of episodes.
Dead Cat Bounce split
End of the line for Irish comedy band
20/06/2013 … Irish comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce are splitting up.
Now BBC does 'sketch show with real people'
Boom Town to launch in August
20/06/2013 … BBC Three has announced Boom Town, its ‘sketch show with real people’, will air from August.
Wed 19 June 2013
Russell adds global dates after Facebook appeal
19/06/2013 … Russell Howard is to perform his first dates in America – after asking his fans where he should play.
Hollywood gets more Dumb
Sequel on the way - after 20 years
19/06/2013 … Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are to reunite for a Dumb And Dumber sequel 20 years after the original.
And it's hello from him...
Rare Two Ronnies footage in new Gold show
19/06/2013 … Rare Two Ronnies footage will be aired in a new Gold series paying tribute to the duo.
'We'll back 50 ideas... we only need one hit'
Comedy development studio launches
19/06/2013 … A new TV and internet studio is looking to back 50 new ideas – most of them comedy – in the hope that at least one of them is a hit.