All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 22 August 2014
Alan Davies As Yet Untitled to return
Dave orders a second series of 10 episodes
22/08/2014 … Alan Davies’s talk show As Yet Untitled has been recommissioned for a second series, to air early next year.
BBC One orders Mountain Goats sitcom
22/08/2014 … BBC One has commissioned a full series of Mountain Goats following the success of a Comedy Playhouse pilot.
Thu 21 August 2014
Sketch show for Keith Lemon
'One of the finest comic minds of his generation'
21/08/2014 … Keith Lemon is to star in his own sketch show on ITV2.
Dreaming of a Black Mirror Christmas
A tight 5: August 21
21/08/2014 … CHARLIE BROOKER’S Black Mirror is to return with a feature-length Christmas special which Channel 4 says is 'the most mind-bending yet'.
Full series for Josh Widdecombe's sitcom
BBC Three announces raft of new comedies
21/08/2014 … BBC Three is to make a full series of Josh Widdicombe’s flatshare sitcom following the success of an iPlayer pilot.
Sketch show for PhoneShop's Javone
...and BBC Two orders first transgender sitcom
21/08/2014 … PhoneShop star Javone Prince has landed his own BBC Two sketch series.
Roy Chubby Brown caught reading while driving
Watch the footage
21/08/2014 … Roy Chubby Brown has been fined after reading a newspaper while driving.
E4 buys Gum
New comedy from award-winning playwright
21/08/2014 … E4 has greenlit a new comedy series about a Beyoncé-obsessed 22-year-old, bought up in a strict religious family in Tower Hamlets, east London.