Welcome to your weekly round-up of comedy news
courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As
always, for more – plus listings of around 4,000 forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
Here are the winners of this year's Chortle Awards >>
Here are the pictures from the night >>
And here is the video >>
The BBC has ordered two more series of
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle - but fans will have to wait two more
Meanwhile, the he second series of Stewart Lee and Richard Herring’s
Fist Of Fun is to be released on DVD – after the first turned a profit.
The TV series Glee could be forced off the air if a court case brought
by the comedy clubs of the same name is successful, a judge said
Funny Women is continuing to charge would-be comedians £15 to perform –
even though it has secured sponsorship for its annual competition. >>
ITV has hired the producer of Little Britain as it vows to plough more
money into prime-tine comedy.>>
Ed Miliband has been accused of nicking a gag from Sarah Millican in
his response to the Budget. >>
Yet another US comic – Aziz Ansari – is bypassing the DVD
companies and offering his stand-up special as a direct download.
Eddie Izzard is being lined up to play Grandpa Munster in a reboot of
the classic Sixties comedy. >>
Dara O Briain is to present this year’s Bafta TV awards – taking over
from Graham Norton. >>
An Jack Whitehall’s new TV series has got off to a faltering
start in the ratings.
Win tickets to the Teenage Cancer Trust Comedy Night at the Royal
Albert Hall >>
The last preview clips for the Glasgow Comedy Festival with Phil
Nichol and Chortle Award breakthrough winner Tony Law
Plus Pippa Evans, Jack Whitehall, the Dast Show, Eurosketch, Dave Cohen
here to watch all videos.
In Correspondents, the section you write:
The Edinburgh Fringe is the real pay-to-play scandal
The comics we love to loathe >>
Edinburgh Fringe: Is the programmme fee worth it? >>
here for details of how to contribute.
Greg Proops at the Soho Theatre >>
Doug Stanhope in Salford >>
And Mitch Benn's CD Breaking Strings >>