All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 05 June 2013
Mark Thomas takes a bite at Apple
Flashmob protest over tax scheme
05/06/2013 … Mark Thomas has gatecrashed Apple’s flagship London store to protest against the company’s tax avoidance.
Joe Lycett to play Dustin Gee
A tight five: June 5
05/06/2013 … STAND-UP Joe Lycett has landed a role in the new Tommy Cooper biopic.
Tue 04 June 2013
Stewart Lee joins Chortle Conference
Sharing his experiences of the business
04/06/2013 … Stewart Lee has been added to the line-up for Chortle conference about the business of comedy.
Comics star in Vegas's Billy Bragg video
Watch Handyman Blues
04/06/2013 … Johnny Vegas has directed a host of well-known comedians in the new video for Billy Bragg's single Handyman Blues.
Joe Pasquale joins Spamalot
...Thanks to Twitter
04/06/2013 … Joe Pasquale is to take over the role of King Arthur in the London production of Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Mon 03 June 2013
BBC 'got it wrong' over Clare Balding jokes
Bob Mills said she could be 'cured' of homosexuality
03/06/2013 … The BBC has apologised for a radio show in which comic Bob Mills discussed ‘curing’ Clare Balding of homosexuality.
'Comics shouldn't have opinions'
Says Al Murray
03/06/2013 … Al Murray has criticised stand-ups who express political views – and says that he bans comics from having opinions when they appear on his radio show.
Grumbleweeds' Graham Walker dies
Comic loses cancer battle
03/06/2013 … Graham Walker, founder of the comedy musical and impressions group The Grumbleweeds, has died at the age of 68.