All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 22 June 2001
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.
Shit happens - a lot
South Park breaks swearing record
21/06/2001 … South Park characters said the word 'shit' 162 in last night's programme - a record for US television.
Yashere to host chat show
21/06/2001 … Gina Yashere has landed a stint as a chat-show host.
Wed 20 June 2001
Munnery plays cemetery
20/06/2001 … Simon Munnery is to perform a comedy show in a graveyard.
Tue 19 June 2001
Perrier judge sought
Punter needed to join panel
19/06/2001 … The hunt is on to find a comedy fan to become a Perrier Award judge.
The new Spitting Image'
Animated satire leads ITV comedies
19/06/2001 … A satirical cartoon show billed as a Spitting Image for the new millennium heads a new bundle of comedy shows from ITV.
Fringe box office opens
£500,000 two-for-one deals
19/06/2001 … The online box office for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has opened.