With just over a week of the Fringe to go, here's your
round-up of the week's
comedy news stories from Chortle.co.uk.
always, for more – plus listings of thousands of forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
Harry Hill has announced the dates of his
first live tour in six years, to be called Sausage Time. >>
Channel 4 ’s Funny Fortnight got off to a strong start in the ratings
last night, with the TV debut of Peter Kay’s The Tour That Didn’t Tour
Tour attracting more than 4.14million viewers. >>
Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin has landed a new BBC Three series that
will showcase some of his other creations.
Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest is to make a mockumentary about tracing
your family lineage for BBC Two and HBO, it has been confirmed. >>
Kwame Asante has been crowned this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award.
Stand-up Matt Kirshen has accused a soft drink manufacturer of stealing
one of his jokes for a high-profile advertising campaign. >>
Jo Brand’s downbeat hospital sitcom Getting On is to get an American
as is Sky's family comedy Spy >>
And Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll is to front a BBC One
Saturday night gameshow, in character. >>
Fast Fringe is back
every day at the Edinburgh Fringe, with 12 acts and a compere squeezed
into every hour. Here are the tickets. >>
Harry Hill talks about his spoof Channel 4 series >>
We continue with our three-minute clips from Edinburgh shows from the
likes of Late Night Gimp Fight, Adam Hess, Up And Over It and Funk
here to watch all videos.
Win a selection of Steve Coogan DVDs >>
Stand Up For Animals, a
fantastic night of great comedy in aid of animal charity, Humane
Some of Britain’s best-loved stand ups"- Sean Hughes, Holly Walsh, Lucy
Porter, Andrew O’Neill, Hal Cruttenden and MC Alistair Barrie - come
together to help end animal suffering such as animal testing for
cosmetics, bullfighting, the fur trade and factory farming.
Sept 12th Bloomsbury Theatre, London. Tickets £20 here
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Why Fringe audiences love reprised shows >>
Edinburgh is not just for August >>
I'll tell you what's ruining the Fringe: Pigeons... >>
How I'd fix the Fringe >>
How comedians can grow old gracefully
The BBC: The real threat to the Fringe
Is comedy a viable career option? >>
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