All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 26 September 2001
100 comics on one bill
26/09/2001 … A hundred comedians are hoping to break the world record for the most comedians on the bill in one night.
Ali G to host MTV bash
'I get to bone one of the ladies there'
26/09/2001 … Ali G is to host the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt on November 8.
Garth Marenghi plays London
26/09/2001 … Perrier Award winner Garth Marenghi's Netherhead has announced a run of London dates.
Tue 25 September 2001
Iain Lee libel scare
Host spooks Beeb bosses with Jacko jibes
25/09/2001 … The BBC has pulled an edition of showbiz programme Liquid News after presenter Iain Lee made potentially libellous comments about Michael Jackson.
Orrible ratings: part 2
Sitcom sheds another 600,000 viewers
25/09/2001 … Johnny Vaughan's new comedy has lost another 600,000 viewers in its second week.
Mon 24 September 2001
Time for a new type of comedy
Djalili tackles terrorist outrages
24/09/2001 … Iranian stand-up Omid Djalili says talking about the terrorist attacks on America has made him a better comic.
Coogan revives Partridge
He's back to compere drug benefit
24/09/2001 … Steve Coogan is to revive Alan Partridge to compere a star-studded charity gig on Sunday.
Sun 23 September 2001
Rik has him in stitches
Edmonson hurt in Bottom accident
23/09/2001 … Adrian Edmondson has been given stitches after Rik Mayall whacked him on the head with a bat.