All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 28 August 2016
BBC sitcom season kicks off
The comedy week ahead
28/08/2016 … The comedy week ahead.
Delta Airlnes censors Chris Rock
Row over 'faggot' routine
28/08/2016 … Delta Airlines is editing a Chris Rock comedy special on its in-flight entertainment systems after a passenger complained about the comedian’s use of the word ‘faggot’.
Hamish and Dougal become stage stars
New theatre show based on Radio 4 characters
28/08/2016 … A new stage play has been created based around Radio 4 comedy characters Hamish and Dougal.
Comedians' Choice winners revealed
Celebrating the best of the Fringe
28/08/2016 … Mat Ewins, Lolly Adefope and Bob Slayer have won the Comedians’ Choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Sat 27 August 2016
Richard Gadd scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award
A double for Scotland as Scott Gibson takes newcomer
27/08/2016 … Richard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for a show about being the victim of sexual assault.
BBC's new satirical comedy - but with no comedians
A Gogglebox take on topical humour
27/08/2016 … BBC Two is to launch a new topical satire show – but created by ‘real people’, not comedians.
Live At The Apollo gets a 12th series
A tight 5: August 27
27/08/2016 … LIVE At The Apollo is to return for six more episodes and a Christmas special, to be recorded at the London venue in October, Names of the stand-ups taking part in the 12th series have not yet been released, but free tickets are available here.
John Cleese is offered a BBC sitcom
Comedy legend 'in talks' over new role
27/08/2016 … John Cleese has been offered the starring role in a new BBC sitcom.