Welcome to your weekly round-up of comedy news
courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As
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As our free comedy compilation album giveaway comes to an end – a
chance to win full copies of all the albums whose tracks we have
E4 has ordered a second series of Noel Fielding's Luxury
Comedy, just a week into the first run of six episodes. >>
Billy Connolly has been criticised for the second time in a week for
ending his stand-up show abruptly after losing patience with disruptive
audience members >>
It came just after he was named the most influential stand-up of all
Sir David Jason is directing a new BBC comedy pilot about a firm of
Mock The Week has come under fire for its lack of female contestants
from both MP Nadine Dorres >>
and a BBC report >>
Bossy Jewish matriarchs Ronna & Beverly are to pilot their own talk
show for Sky. >>
Channel 4 has dodged almost certain controversy by dropping Frankie
Boyle’s planned new talk show. >>
Just A Minute had record edits first editions overseas – with a taping
of two shows in Mumbai. >>
And BBC Breakfast had to apologise after American stand-up Dave
Fulton said ‘wanker’ live on air. >>
Out on DVD on Monday – Holy Flying Circus, the strange and funny story
of the Pythons' run-in with the religious brigade over Life Of Brian. >>
Chortle's own footage from Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival this week,
featuring Tim Vine, Vikki Stone, Nick Helm, Chris McCausland and Pat
here to watch all videos.
Alex Horne: Seven Years
In The Bathroom
Star and co-creator of BBC Four’s comedy quiz show We Need
Answers, Alex Horne brings his critically acclaimed show ‘Seven Years
In The Bathroom’ to The Soho Theatre on the 12th-17th March as well as
venues Nationwide from February onwards.
‘Seven Years In The Bathroom’ is the ultimate stat-based fun-packed
thought-provoking experimental-and-sometimes-stupid comedy show in
which Alex aims to recreate your entire life in one show.
here to book.
In Correspondents, the section you write:
The secret of comedy writing... >>
Britain's most influential comic? It's got to be Bob Hope >>
here for details of how to contribute.
The New Act Of The Year final in Stratford Circus, East London >>