All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 01 August 2014
Boosh rejected movie offer
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
01/08/2014 … • The Mighty Boosh could have starred in a film written by Austin Powers star Mike Myers – but Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt rejected him point-blank.
Benidorm's Kenny Ireland dies
A tight 5: August 1
01/08/2014 … KENNY IRELAND, who played swinger Donald Stewart in Benidorm, has died at the age of 68, following a battle with cancer.
Thu 31 July 2014
'Right to parody' becomes law
Legislation passes through Lords
31/07/2014 … The 'right to parody' has passed its final Parliamentary hurdle and will soon be enshrined in law.
Actors seek more buck for their Bang
Dispute halts sitcom production
31/07/2014 … Production has halted on The Big Bang Theory as its stars fight for bigger pay packets.
Radio 4 sitcom for Susan Calman
And a new show for Robert Newman
31/07/2014 … Susan Calman is to star in her own Radio 4 sitcom.
Wed 30 July 2014
Johnny Vegas's criminal background
Comic discovers his ancestors were prisoners
30/07/2014 … Johnny Vegas has delved into his family's criminal past for a new ITV series.
Dapper Laughs lands ITV2 show
Dating tips from 'ultimate lad' comic
30/07/2014 … Dapper Laughs, the internet comic who styles himself as the ‘ultimate lad’, has landed his own ITV2 series.
'Truth, trust, empathy and intimacy'
Academic studies stand-up's benefits
30/07/2014 … It's a fact most comedians probably already realise, but making an emotional connection with an audience can be more important than the actual jokes.