All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 24 February 2017
Netflix signs Tracy Morgan
New stand-up special for 30 Rock star
24/02/2017 … Netflix has signed 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan to make a new stand-up special.
Thu 23 February 2017
Sky's Mount Pleasant to end
Filming starts on 90-minute finale
23/02/2017 … Sky 1 comedy Mount Pleasant is to end after six years.
Simon Amstell announces 2017 tour
What Is This? described as a 'deeply personal' show
23/02/2017 … Simon Amstell has announced his fifth stand-up tour of the UK.
BBC to tell of Cosby's fall
New documentary ahead of comic's trial
23/02/2017 … The BBC is making an hour-long documentary about Bill Cosby’s fall from grace.
BBC Three gets even more Witless
Third series for gangland comedy
23/02/2017 … BBC Three has commissioned a third and apparently final series of its comedy Witless.
Joke 'is not to be taken seriously'
BBC's response to complaint against 'anti-Liverpool' gag
23/02/2017 … The BBC Trust has declined to intervene after a viewer complained about an anti-Liverpool joke on Have I Got News For You.
Wed 22 February 2017
Ricky Gervais: My 'platinum' tickets will hit the touts
Premium pricing for Humanity tour
22/02/2017 … Ricky Gervais is to sell high-priced ‘platinum’ tickets to his new stand-up tour, in a move said to be designed to beat the touts.
Walliams & Friend to return
...as his book Ratburger comes to Sky1
22/02/2017 … Walliams & Friend is to return for a second series.