All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 28 November 2015
Funnier than Del Boy falling through the bar...
The best comedy on demand
28/11/2015 … Stewart Lee: 41st Best Stand Up EverAdded to Netflix this month was this classic stand-up show from 2007, in which the hugely acclaimed (but only 41st best) comic ponders the meaning of popularity, with reference to the likes of Russell Brand and Del Boy.
Fri 27 November 2015
Stewart Lee to write a new book
Out next August
27/11/2015 … Stewart Lee is to publish a new book next August.
I know this is a bit taboo...
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
27/11/2015 … • Wonder if any comedians fell for this? A post on the Facebook Comedy Forum, where gigs are are offered, read as followed: 'I'm currently casting for a unique project to be aired on Playboy TV.
Thu 26 November 2015
Official: BBC Three will go online in February
Trustees greenlight decision
26/11/2015 … BBC Trustees have formally approved the plans to move BBC Three online from February.
BBC commissions Sue Perkins panel show
With Josh Widdicombe and Richard Osman
26/11/2015 … BBC Two has commissioned a new comedy entertainment show based around namesakes called Insert Name Here to be fronted by Sue Perkins.
Tony Blair: 'I tried being a stand-up comedian'
'It was really dire'
26/11/2015 … Tony Blair performed stand-up comedy – but admits he was 'really dire'.
Wed 25 November 2015
Count Arthur's back!
New Christmas special for Radio 4
25/11/2015 … Count Arthur Strong is to return to Radio 4 for a Christmas special.
Merton takes on Milligan
New version of Spike's classic play
25/11/2015 … Paul Merton has adapted Spike Milligan’s classic absurdist play The Bed-sitting Room for the radio.