All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 12 January 2017
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.
TV company rapped for racist language
Comedian was speaking in an interview 40 years ago
09/01/2017 … A TV station has been censured for airing a 38-year-old interview in which a comedian used the word ‘coon’.
Trigger Happy's rampant rabbits rapped
Breakfast broadcast 'inappropriate'
09/01/2017 … TV station London Live has apologised for showing people dressed in rabbit costumes simulating sex in an episode of Trigger Happy TV which went out at breakfast time.
BBC picks up new Mrs Brown show
Saturday Night entertainment format
09/01/2017 … Mrs Brown is to host a new Saturday night entertainment show, All Round To Mrs Brown’s, on BBC One.