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BBC seeks comedy scripts for sitcoms and sketch shows that support positive transgender roles

BBC seeks comedy scripts for sitcoms and sketch shows that support positive transgender roles

By | January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm | 6 comments

In an effort to support and positively address transgender roles on mainstream comedy television shows, the BBC has teamed up with artist collective Trans Comedy to bestow upon upcoming writers the Trans Comedy Award. Specifically BBC Writersroom, an ongoing program that helps...

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See what it takes to get comedian Rob Delaney off (Video)

See what it takes to get comedian Rob Delaney off (Video)

By | October 16, 2012 at 11:54 am | 4 comments

Rob Delaney isn't just a brilliantly funny writer and stand-up comedian. He's a complex man with complex needs-- and that extends to sexy time in the sack. And thanks to this BBC Comedy exclusive, we get to see that fist hand. Check out Delaney and Irish actress and comedian...

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Andy Samberg’s new series ‘Cuckoo’ breaks ratings record (Video)

Andy Samberg’s new series ‘Cuckoo’ breaks ratings record (Video)

By | September 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm | No comments

As Saturday Night Live enters its third week of its thirty-eighth season, one of its former veterans Andy Samberg debuted his new project Cuckoo in the UK— and the results were record breaking. On the show, Samberg plays an American hippie-type who marries into a...

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British comedian Simon Amstell returns to the States, comedy special debuts on BBC America

British comedian Simon Amstell returns to the States, comedy special debuts on BBC America

By | September 18, 2012 at 10:51 am | No comments

Award-winning British comedian Simon Amstell, who we profiled in August during his five-week run of live shows in New York City, is returning to the States-- live onstage and on television! He'll bring his show Simon Amstell: Numb to San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City...

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Some people are outraged about a new Muslim family comedy series  (Video)

Some people are outraged about a new Muslim family comedy series (Video)

By | August 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm | One comment

A new comedy series about a Muslim family debuted Monday on BBC1-- and as you could’ve guessed, some people are outraged. Citizan Khan, starring Adil Ray (a British Muslim) as an over-the-top husband and father, premiered to 3.6 million viewers, but the BBC’s message...

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Russell Brand documentary explores comedian’s past drug use (Video)

Russell Brand documentary explores comedian’s past drug use (Video)

By | August 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Russell Brand has been alcohol and drug free for 10 years, but, like most addicts, it’s still a daily struggle for him to remain that way. In a documentary, Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, airing on BBC 3 in the UK, Brand addresses this and more. “Ten years...

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Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

Richard Pryor documentary will become a reality

By | April 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm | One comment

Thanks to BBC ‘Storyville’ and Showtime, a documentary about the life of late comedian Richard Pryor will finally be made. Filmmaker Marina Zenovich, who is best known for her documentary on controversial director Roman Polanski, is taking lead on the untitled film for...

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Ricky Gervais confirms ‘Idiot Abroad’ spinoff and second season of ‘Life’s Too Short’

Ricky Gervais confirms ‘Idiot Abroad’ spinoff and second season of ‘Life’s Too Short’

By | March 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that Karl Pilkington, reluctant star of An Idiot Abroad on the Science channel, has committed to a spinoff entitled The Short Way Round, though it surely took some convincing. Gervais announced that Pilkington will be joined on this new adventure by...

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Check out some photos from Lewis Black’s pilot for the BBC

Check out some photos from Lewis Black’s pilot for the BBC

By | March 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm | No comments

As we reported earlier this week, BBC's Radio 4 is developing an American version of its popular radio broadcast The News Quiz to be fronted by Lewis Black. The pilot was filmed last night to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at New York City's at the Greene Space. The show...

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