52 posts about comedy on this blog
Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:30
Lembit Opik was often the subject of the occasional snigger during his time as MP for Montgomeryshire, be it for his 'cheeky' relationship choices or interest in asteroids.
But last night he attempted to get people laughing with him rather than at him as he embarked on a new career path as a comedian...
Tuesday 1 June 2010, 13:24
The inaugural Llangollen Comedy Festival kicks off on Thursday 10 June, bringing together the best of Welsh, UK and international comedians in north east Wales.
Friday 21 May 2010, 15:30
Welsh comedian Rob Brydon will be honoured at Sunday evening's Bafta Cymru Film, Television and Interactive Media Awards ceremony with the Siân Phillips award.
The prestigious prize, named in honour of Welsh actor Siân Phillips, is awarded for outstanding achievements in network television and film...
Monday 17 May 2010, 11:14
Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones is set to star in a new one-off drama on the private life of comedy actor Hattie Jacques.
The drama, set to be screened later in 2010 on BBC4, will examine the complicated love life of the Carry On legend, which saw Jacques embark on an affair with a younger man while...
Tuesday 27 April 2010, 09:55
Welsh author Tiffany Murray has been shortlisted for the UK's only prize for comic fiction, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize.
Also among the five authors up for the award is Malcom
Pryce, who sets his quirky noir detective novels in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth.
Tiffany Murray © Fritz Fryer ...
Tuesday 20 April 2010, 11:00
A new comedy festival showcasing the best up and coming talent as well as already established comedians opens in mid Wales town Machynlleth this Friday.
The Machynlleth Comedy Festival will see headliners such as Jon Richardson, Tudur Owen, Robin Ince, Peep Show star Isy Suttie and three man sketch...
Thursday 15 April 2010, 11:37
Rob Brydon is set to star in a new BBC Two series called The Trip with Steve Coogan. The Welsh comedian has recently been filming in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales for the show, in which he and Coogan play 'loose versions of [themselves] touring around The Lakes and reviewing restaurants'.
Tuesday 13 April 2010, 12:21
Jones revealed that as part of the Colwyn County Council-led plans, the theatre will benefit from a new cafe, bar, improved lifts and access...
Friday 12 March 2010, 15:35
A new stage show celebrating the life and career of Welsh comedian Tommy Cooper rolls into Cardiff next week, as part of a massive 136-date tour.
Jus' Like That! A Night Out With Tommy Cooper features actor Clive Mantle as the fez-wearing funnyman. The actor will be well-known to fans of BBC medical...
Friday 5 March 2010, 10:25
Welsh stand-up Rhod Gilbert is set to front a new comedy show, and will film a pilot episode in front of a studio audience later this month.
Gilbert, following the success of his appearance as host on BBC show Never Mind The Buzzcocks, would chair the proposed show - Ask Rhod Gilbert - and would be...
Monday 1 March 2010, 09:56
Welsh stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert is set to film a pilot for a new comedy show with Paddy McGuinness.
They Drink It In The Congo is a new panel show for ITV1 in which comics and celebrities team up for a light hearted quiz that celebrates all things funny from around the world.
Rhod is set to be...
Tuesday 19 January 2010, 08:52Rhod Gilbert finally gets a proper job in a new television series starting tonight on BBC One Wales at 10.35pm.
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