All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 25 June 2001
Girls' night out
Comics feature in lesbian showcase
25/06/2001 … Comics Julia Morris, Shappi Khorshandi, Jovannka Steele, Amanda Baker and Kate Copstick are among those performing in Britain's largest lesbian show next month.
New sitcom inspired by soaps
25/06/2001 … Drop The Dead Donkey creator Andy Hamilton has been commissioned to write a comedy 'mini-soap' for BBC1.
Ms Wood extends her tour
25/06/2001 … Victoria Wood has added six extra dates to her tour.
Sun 24 June 2001
My shows were disappointing, admits Tonkinson
24/06/2001 … Paul Tonkinson admits his Big Breakfast shows were 'disappointing'.
Fri 22 June 2001
US buys spoof betting show
22/06/2001 … America is to import spoof Japanese betting show Banzai.
Grammer becomes highest paid TV star
22/06/2001 … Kelsey Grammer has become the highest-paid TV star ever.
Bulger case surprise
Key role for former comic
22/06/2001 … One of the key figures in the decision to release James Bulger's killers is a former comedy performer.
Thu 21 June 2001
Star denies saying show will end
21/06/2001 … Friends star David Schwimmer has denied telling reporters that the US sitcom is coming to an end.