All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 13 June 2013
A first-class fool
Sean Lock fined £500 over train offence
13/06/2013 … Sean Lock has been fined £500 for travelling in a first-class train carriage with only a standard-class ticket.
Wed 12 June 2013
Fast Fringe 2013 line-up revealed
28 acts in one frantic night...
12/06/2013 … Chortle today announces the line-up for this year’s Fast Fringe showcase in London.
TV's first improvised commercial break
12/06/2013 … Four comedy performers are set to improvise an advert live on TV – for a product they are only told about the moment they go on air.
Up The Women heads to BBC Two
Corporation confirms the move
12/06/2013 … Suffragette sitcom Up The Women is to get a second series – and promoted BBC Two.
Richard Herring announces tour
A tight 5: June 12, 2013
12/06/2013 … RICHARD HERRING has announced a tour of his Edinburgh show We’re All Going To Die, kicking off with a six-night run at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in October and ending in Shrewsbury in April.
Tue 11 June 2013
Smack The Pony to return?
Stars pitching the idea to C4
11/06/2013 … Smack The Pony could be heading for a comeback.
The Boosh are back
Fielding and Barratt reunite for US gig
11/06/2013 … The Mighty Boosh are reuniting for the first time in four years.
Louie gets bumped
Fox postpones UK launch of series 3
11/06/2013 … The Fox network has pulled the planned third series of Louie from its UK schedules.