Here's your weekly round-up of comedy news
courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As
always, for more – plus listings of thousands of forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
Tim Vine has quit BBC One’s hit sitcom Not Going
Steve Coogan is to make two hour-long Alan Partridge specials for Sky
Atlantic, as well as a TV version of his internet series, Mid Morning
Keith Lemon is to star in his own 'reality' TV show >>
While Rufus Hound quits Celebrity Juice >>
Frankie Boyle has been condemned after criticising 2,100 schoolchildren
who formed the Olympic rings to raise money for charity.
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are to reunite for a secret new project. >>
Chortle is to host another seminar for new and aspiring comedians,
offering invaluable tips on all aspects of the industry. >>
BBC Scotland is to launch a a semi-improvised, spoof cop show starring
Jack Docherty in his first major TV comedy in more than a decade. >>
And comedians have rallied around stand-up Carey Marx after he suffered
a heart attack at the weekend.
It's the second of two semi-finals of the Chortle Student
Comedy Award, powered by The Sims 3, at London's Boat Show on the
Tattershall Castle on Monday. We've seen more than 300 hopefuls,
now we're down to the very best
Highlighs from our Student Comedy Award semi final in Manchester, a
trailer for Seth Macfarlane's new film Ted, a music video from hot new
stand-up Pat Cahill, a clip from The Dictator, a look at the US remake
of White Van Man and more
here to watch all videos.
Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award WINNER 2011
Humphrey Ker is..Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!
Directed by Phillip Breen
This award-winning, smash-hit show comes to London’s glittering West
End for the last ever London performance following sell out runs in
Edinburgh, Soho Theatre & Los Angeles.
THE FORTUNE THEATRE
MAY 21ST, 7.30PM
★★★★★ The Telegraph
'A Gag-A-Line Show From A Star-In-The Making'
★★★★ Time Out
'Tightly-written, superbly performed, blissfully funny'
In Correspondents, the section you write:
Another thought on Fringe censorship... >>
Broken Brighton: Is England's biggest Fringe festival a wash-out? >>
My Family was axed because of quality, not class >>
Laurence Clark on Ben Elton, his fallen idol >>
here to learn how to contribute.
Jerry Seinfeld in Brimingham
The Humble Quest For Universal Genius in the Leicester Square Theatre,
And from the Brighton Fringe
Walk Like A Black Man >>
The Great Puppet Horn >>
An Austrian And Someone From Slough >>