All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 10 December 2013
Novel moves for Moone Boy
Comedy to become a kids' book
10/12/2013 … Chris O’Dowd’s comedy series Moone Boy is to be turned into a series of children’s novels.
It's a cracker..!
Miley Cyrus joke wins Christmas contest
10/12/2013 … Comedian Richard Woolford has won a £5,000 competition to modernise the traditional Christmas cracker joke, with a pun about Miley Cyrus.
Steve Bugeja crowned BBC champ
Radio 2 listeners make the choice
10/12/2013 … Steve Bugeja has been crowned winner of this year’s BBC Radio New Comedy Award.
Sitcom role for Fresh Meat's Charlotte
Shooting starts on BBC Three's Siblings
10/12/2013 … Fresh Meat actress Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton from the Totally Tom sketch group are to star a new sitcom about an ‘obnoxious and lazy’ brother and sister.
Mon 09 December 2013
Jailed for a YouTube spoof
UAE gets tough over an American's 'silly video'
09/12/2013 … An American man has been locked up in a maximum-security prison in Abu Dhabi for eight months for posting a comedy video online.
Melbourne fest announces first shows
A tight 5: December 9
09/12/2013 … THE first names have been announced for next year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Adam Hills to host more Fifteen To Ones
...as will Sandi Toksvig
09/12/2013 … Channel 4 quiz show Fifteen to One will return for a full series next year – with Adam Hills hosting four more celebrity editions.
Can comedy fix mental health issues?
A planned TV show aims to find out...
09/12/2013 … Comedians are aiming to tackle mental health stigma with a TV show mixing therapy and improvised comedy.