All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 12 January 2017
Lucy Beaumont to front Hull documentary
For new BBC arts season
12/01/2017 … Lucy Beaumont is to present a BBC documentary about her home town of Hull.
Timothy Spall channels the comedy greats
In a bizarre new film
12/01/2017 … Timothy Spall plays a raft of comic greats, including Max Wall, George Formby, Tony Hancock and Max Miller, in an ambitious new film.
John Cleese's 'new' farce
...and there was a dead parrot involved
12/01/2017 … John Cleese has adapted a 19th century farce for the stage… and it involves a dead parrot.
James Corden joins Ocean's Eight
Supporting role in female-led heist reboot
12/01/2017 … James Corden is to appear in Ocean’s Eight.
Wed 11 January 2017
Vic Reeves joins Funny Cow movie
A tight 5: January 11
11/01/2017 … VIC REEVES and Diane Morgan have joined the cast of Funny Cow, the comedy-drama film about a woman who becomes a comedian on the Northern Working Men's Club circuit in the 1970s to escape an unhappy home life.
Tue 10 January 2017
One of Carrie Fisher's final roles to be aired
Playing a waitress in Sky Arts comedy
10/01/2017 … Sky TV is to air one of Carrie Fisher's last roles.
Limmy writes more daft wee stories
Book tour to plug his second anthology
10/01/2017 … Scottish comedian Limmy has written a second book of short stories.
Mon 09 January 2017
Alan Davies gets a fifth series of As Yet Untitled
Eight new episodes for Dave
09/01/2017 … The Dave channel has commissioned a fifth series of Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.