January sept02 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 25 November 2015
Count Arthur's back!
New Christmas special for Radio 4
25/11/2015 … Count Arthur Strong is to return to Radio 4 for a Christmas special.
Merton takes on Milligan
New version of Spike's classic play
25/11/2015 … Paul Merton has adapted Spike Milligan’s classic absurdist play The Bed-sitting Room for the radio.
Estate agent sitcom for Aussie duo
Part of ABC's 2016 slate
25/11/2015 … Australian comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola are to make a new sitcom about a struggling estate agency.
Under OLD management
New contract for Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms
25/11/2015 … Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms venue will be back under old management for next year's Fringe.
Comics bring classical music to life
Vikki Stone and Doc Brown in BBC Two film
25/11/2015 … Nikki Stone and Doc Brown are to help bring classical music to life in a new film for BBC TwoTen Pieces II is described as 'an exciting and immersive family film that mixes a star-studded cast with magical animation, live action and stunning close-up performance'.
Comic jailed for racist comments
Dieudonné 'incited hatred'
25/11/2015 … French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala has been sentenced to two months jail for racist and antisemitic comments made on stage.
Fawlty Towers hits the stage
John Cleese adapts his scripts
25/11/2015 … John Cleese is to bring Fawlty Towers to the stage.
Cleese: I'll never work for the BBC again
Comedian blasts executives
25/11/2015 … John Cleese has vowed that he will never work for the BBC again.