All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 18 June 2013
You're so full of scripts
BBC show inundated with comedy ideas
18/06/2013 … A new BBC comedy show that invited sketches from the public was inundated with more than 12,000 scripts.
Ryan gets death threats over Mock the Week gag
Targeted over line branded 'racist'
18/06/2013 … Stand-up Katherine Ryan has received vile death threats after a joke mentioning Filipinos on Mock The Week was interpreted as racist.
Sitcoms are stuck in the past
And Vicious is homophobic, says Barry Cryer
18/06/2013 … It is not uncommon for older comedians to complain that the generations who follow them have lost sight of what is funny.
Birds Of A Feather migrate back
New series after 15 years
18/06/2013 … Birds Of A Feather is returning to TV after a 15 year absence.
Comedies top iPlayer chart
A tight 5: June 18, 2013
18/06/2013 … COMEDY has again dominated the iPlayer radio charts.
Baddiel returns to sitcom
Script in development with C4
18/06/2013 … David Baddiel has written his first new sitcom in 12 years.
BBC1 sitcom for Kayvan Novak?
New pilot being shot
18/06/2013 … Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak is being lined up to star in a new BBC One studio sitcom.
Mon 17 June 2013
Jeff Garlin arrested for 'parking rage'
It's just like Curb Your Enthusiasm...
17/06/2013 … Curb Your Enthusiasm comedian Jeff Garlin has been arrested on a vandalism charge in a fight over a car parking space.