All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
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 – bit 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.
Estate agent sitcom for Aussie duo
Part of ABC's 2016 slate
25/11/2015 … Australian comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola are to make a new sitcom about a struggling estate agency.
Under OLD management
New contract for Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms
25/11/2015 … Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms venue will be back under old management for next year's Fringe.
Comics bring classical music to life
Vikki Stone and Doc Brown in BBC Two film
25/11/2015 … Nikki Stone and Doc Brown are to help bring classical music to life in a new film for BBC TwoTen Pieces II is described as 'an exciting and immersive family film that mixes a star-studded cast with magical animation, live action and stunning close-up performance'.