All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 21 November 2014
Worse than Dapper Laughs?
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
21/11/2014 … • 'I love him dearly like a boyfriend.
R4 series for So On And So Forth
Four episodes for sketch trio
21/11/2014 … Radio 4 has commissioned a series from sketch trio So On & So Forth.
Thu 20 November 2014
Now NBC cancels its Cosby show
More fallout from assault allegations
20/11/2014 … America's NBC network has scrapped a sitcom it was planning with Bill Cosby amid the storm of sexually assault claims.
Lee Evans: I'm quitting stand-up
Comic announces his retirement
20/11/2014 … He is one of the biggest live comedy acts in the UK – but Lee Evans says he’s quitting stand-up at the end of his current tour.
Kitson plants his Tree in London
Play gets a run at the Old Vic
20/11/2014 … Daniel Kitson's play Tree is to get its first full London run next year.
Barry Cryer makes radio hall of fame
A tight 5: November 20
20/11/2014 … BARRY CRYER is to be inducted into the Arqiva Radio Academy Hall of Fame for his work on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue since 1974 and his own sitcom with Graeme Garden You’ll Have Had Your Tea.
Mike Nichols dies
Improv comedy pioneer turned acclaimed director
20/11/2014 … Mike Nichols, the former comedian who went on to direct acclaimed movies including The Graduate, Catch-22 and Postcards From The Edge, has died at the age of 83.
Mark Thomas: Police illegally spied on me
Legal action against surveillance
20/11/2014 … Mark Thomas has launched legal action against the Metropolitan Police, claiming they unlawfully spied on him.