All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 16 February 2017
Omid Djalili to star in Fiddler On The Roof
New stage version
16/02/2017 … Omid Djalili is to star in a new stage production of Fiddler On The Roof.
And finally... best show
Chortle awards shortlists out
16/02/2017 … Stewart Lee has been nominated for his third Chortle Award today: this time for best show.
Here's Miranda Hart in Annie
A tight 5: February 16
16/02/2017 … THE first picture has been released of Miranda Hart in her role as orphanage owner Miss Hannigan in Annie.
Wed 15 February 2017
Best stand-up ever
Richard Pryor tops list
15/02/2017 … Richard Pryor has been named as the best stand-up of all time.
Mark Watson tours only places starting with M or W
...so he won't need an A-Z
15/02/2017 … Mark Watson has announced a new tour in which he only performs in places beginning with his initials of M or W.
'It's not really a comedy about cancer'
But new BBC show is about a man with the disease...
15/02/2017 … The BBC is making a comedy series about a young man with cancer.
Richard Curtis returns to Love Actually
With the original cast members
15/02/2017 … The cast of Love Actually are reuniting for a new film catching up with their characters 14 years on.
Tue 14 February 2017
New sketch show for Harry & Paul
Part of a Radio 2 comedy season
14/02/2017 … Radio 2 has released details of a new batch of comedy showcases featuring Romesh Ranganathan, Cardinal Burns, Tim Vine and a new sketch show from Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.