From the last weekend of the Fringe, 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.
It's commissioning central this week, with
annoucements of all sorts of new shows to coincide with the Edinburgh
International TV Festival.
So we have:
* David Walliams in a BBC One sitcom set in a school staff room >>
* David Tennant hosting a Channel 4 panel show >>
* A revival of Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall's Bottom >>
* A full series for Boom Town – the reality show-sketch comedy hybrid >>
* A second series of Jack Whitehall sitcom Bad Education – and two more
runs of live comedy showcase Live At The Electric – for BBC Three >>
* Plebs, an ITV sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal which crosses the
sensibilities of The Inbetweeners with ancient Rome. >>
* Count Arthur Strong's move to TV >>
* A semi-autobiographical sitcom from Sue Perkins >>
* A clip show/Match Of The Day parody from Paul Whitehouse and Harry
In other news:
Irish comedian Aisling Bea has been crowned the 25th winner of So You
Think You’re Funny? >>
A talent hunt has been launched for the next big sitcom writer >>
Channel 4’s comedy head Shane Allen has jumped ship to become the BBC’s
top comedy commissioner. >>
The American version of The Office is to end next year after its
ninth series. >>
And if you missed it - here are the shortlists for the Edinburgh Comedy
We continue with our three-minute clips from Edinburgh shows from the
likes of Hal Cruttenden, Noise Next Door, John Robins and Eddie Izzard.
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In Correspondents, the section you write:
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Comic vs heckler... and it's caught on video >>
Of course you can do comedy about rape... if you're good >>
Stewart Lee's bringing rap feuds to stand-up >>
Steve Shanyaski breaks his 'no drinking at the Fringe' rule >>
Nothing beats the thrill of the moment >>
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