Cheryl Taylor's off and a lot of new comedy: the last 72 hours in comedy
Andrew Mickel2 July 2012
Our news round-ups are back with some news stories and one swear word.
- Cheryl Taylor is from her current job overseeing BBC comedy commissioning to head CBBC. This was presumably entirely down to her poor showing in our top 100, I think you’ll agree. BBC
- Father Ted co-creator Arthur Mathews has written a radio sitcom about Broadcasting House in the 1930s, with tickets available for recordings. BBC Tickets
- Ideal is being made into a movie. Chortle
- BBC Three have launched new web-exclusive comedies, including contributions from Imran Yusuf, Tapeface and funny writer folk the Dawson Bros. BBC Three
- Unexpectedly interesting American audience rating news: Charlie Sheen’s new sitcom Anger Management did well, Louie is way up its usual ratings, and Russell Brand’s BrandX did ‘alright’. Deadline
- Paul Zerdin is still trucking and is doing a sitcom pilot for an unspecified channel. British Comedy Guide
- The Daily Mail is claiming Frankie Boyle is dodging tax; he says that’s bollocks. BCG
- Rob Brydon is heading to the West End for the star-pulling writing of Alan Ayckbourn. South Wales Evening Post
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- Stewart Lee: "I don't think a 16-year-old me would want to be a comedian"
- Sketches and snoods: a nice chat with Cardinal Burns
- Noel Fielding: 'Simon Amstell ruined Never Mind The Buzzcocks'
- Some thoughts from The God Particle and Bluestone 42 writer James Cary
- Tim Minchin teams up with filmmaker for animated version of Storm
- Comedy gets actorly: Matthew Jones on the darkness of Punch
- Sketchfest: Sketchercise boys Allnutt and Simpson come in to bat
- Secret Edinburgh