BBC Three scores a win, Mangan is upset and much more: the last 24 hours in comedy
Andrew Mickel3 July 2012
BBC Three has a comedy success on its hands! Someone get the Lidl prosecco out the fridge...
- Those BBC Three pilots that have been put online were the ‘hot topic’ among comedians, with Dawson Bros Funtime scoring by far the most buzz (because it is very good). Grace Dent recorded a ‘gen lol’. Basically they are all either good or look like they will be good when we get around to watching them, apart from Celebrity Bitchslap News, which we have no intention of watching even if you paid us. BBC iPlayer
- Stephen Mangan is ‘bitterly upset’ over Dirk Gently, his holistic detective series, being axed from BBC Four. Intriguingly, the BBC report he is now ‘recording the voice for a 3D movie version of Postman Pat, due out in 2013’, where Pat has become a firebrand union leader in response to swingeing Post Office cuts. BBC News
- Adam Buxton made some notes on BUG, which heads to Sky Atlantic next month (cue handwringing from all non-Sky subscribers). He also gave a definitive answer on returning to 6 Music. “The simple is answer I don’t know. Maybe never, maybe in a few months.” Cracking. Adam Buxton
- There’s a tremendous piece on the Guardian about the lack of black British comedy and drama on TV, and how it’s going online. Even they can’t bring themselves to write about Meet The Adebanjos, though. Guardian
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