All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 24 November 2015
Probe into Jimmy Carr's 'dwarf' joke
Did gag breach Ofcom's rules?
24/11/2015 … Broadcast watchdogs have launched an investigation after Jimmy Carr cracked a pun about dwarves on The One Show.
Kevin Bridges plans his own sitcom
Comic fancies a break from touring
24/11/2015 … Kevin Bridges is planning a ‘wee break’ from stand-up so he can write a sitcom.
Frank Skinner joins radio's hall of fame
Honour for his Absolute show
24/11/2015 … Frank Skinner is to be inducted into radio's hall of fame.
Greg Davies and Matt Lucas join Dr Who
...and other BBC Christmas highlights
24/11/2015 … Greg Davies and Matt Lucas are to appear in the Christmas episode of Doctor Who.
Daniel Kitson's festive tale heads to New York
A tight 5: November 24
24/11/2015 … DANIEL KITSON is to perform his Show For Christmas in New York.
Rufus Hound joins the RSC
Appearing in Don Quixote in Stratford
24/11/2015 … Rufus Hound is to make his debut with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Mon 23 November 2015
BBC picks up Ben Elton's Shakespeare comedy
David Mitchell plays the Bard in Upstart Crow
23/11/2015 … The BBC has commissioned Ben Elton’s Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow, starring David Mitchell as the Bard, for a full series.
My Boomerang Won't Come Back is banned
Charlie Drake's 1961 comedy song is 'offensive'
23/11/2015 … My Boomerang Won't Come Back, the 54-year-old novelty song by comedian Charlie Drake, has been banned by Australia's national broadcaster for being offensive.