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Tuesday 15th April 2014

A few tidbits. The writing opportunity is a good one, but shame it's only open to young people...

The Untold Tommy Cooper. Tommy Cooper.

Tommy Cooper - 30 years on

Tommy Cooper died on stage 30 years ago today (15th April). Here's some articles about him. Read

Russell Howard.

Latest Live Press

There's too many live comedy reviews, features etc to post in our round-up each day, but we do link to them all via our website: Live Press

The Infidel. Mahmud Nasir (Omid Djalili). Image credit: Met Film.

The Infidel - The Musical

The stage musical version of David Baddiel's movie The Infidel has reached its 55,000 Kickstarter target. Digital Spy

15-24 year-old comedy writers?

Aged 15-24? Want to get paid to write comedy? The BBC is looking for material on the Scottish Independence. The deadline is the 28th April. BBC Scotland

Rev. Image shows from L to R: Alex Smallbone (Olivia Colman), Rev Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.

Rev has a top fan

The Archbishop of Canterbury is a fan of BBC Two sitcom Rev (well, sort of). Yahoo

Mel Smith: I've Sort Of Done Things. Mel Smith. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Mel Smith's will

It's been reported that Mel Smith left 6.5m in his will. Huffington Post

Here's a reminder of his 20 best sketches in videos: Watch

Monday

 

TV Catch-Up

Catch up on these new TV episodes from Tuesday's schedule...

All About The McKenzies

All About The McKenzies

Grandad convinces Samuell to see Dr Shabba, a relationship counsellor, to try and resolve his relationship with Annika.

No Catch-Up   Guide

Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums

Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums

Is age really just a number? Sharp-witted stand-up comedian Dara O Briain is joined by Jon Richardson and Stephen K Amos to see whether maths can help us in our advanced years.

No Catch-Up   Guide

Sweat The Small Stuff

Sweat The Small Stuff

The panel is completed by The Choir star Gareth Malone, EastEnders actor Khali Best and stand-up comedians Roisin Conaty and Tom Rosenthal.

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer   Guide

Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels

Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels

Alex Zane introduces the best of new stand-up. Featuring Tom Deacon, Harriet Kemsley and Alistair Barrie.

No Catch-Up   Guide

The T-Boy Show

The T-Boy Show

It's T-Boy's first day at school. What must he do to fit in with the cool kids?

No Catch-Up   Guide

Hank Zipzer

Hank Zipzer

Hank can't believe his luck when he is chosen to host the Japanese exchange student.

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer   Guide

 

Radio Catch-Up

Here is a list of new radio episodes that went out on Tuesday. Catch-up via iPlayer...

Shedtown

Shedtown

Different realities and different states of consciousness are emerging on Shedtown's new pier.

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer   Guide

Monday
Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

A panel show celebrating BBC Two, and a sketch show pilot called Sniggers With Attitude are amongst our picks. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray has announced a new Pub Landlord UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor: 20 years at the lager top. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read

Underbelly Festival returns

Underbelly Festival returns

The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank until the 13th July. Lots of comedy on offer. Read

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Comedian Doc Brown will be offering free mentorship and career guidance via the Noise Festival website. Info

Jason Manford footy shows

Jason Manford footy shows

Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based specials. Read

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Photos from ITV's new drama focusing on Tommy Cooper. The comic is portrayed by David Threlfall. View

Paul Whitehouse's new show

Paul Whitehouse's new show

BBC Two is to make a four-part comedy series based on Nurse, Paul Whitehouse's Radio 4 show. Read

A Seance For Thatcher

A Seance For Thatcher

'Bile merchant' Nathaniel Tapley has written this to explain why he's doing a Margaret Thatcher seance. Read

History Of Britain on DVD

History Of Britain on DVD

We take a look at the definitive box set of Terry Jones and Michael Palin's historical documentary spoof. Read

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill won at Bath Comedy Festival's 2014 New Act of the Year competition. Read

Bob Larbey interview

Bob Larbey interview

In this interview, top sitcom writer Bob Larbey - who died last week - talks about writing comedy. Read

Steve Best's Snapshots

Steve Best's Snapshots

Check out some of the interesting facts from Steve Best's photo book from the comedy circuit. View

BAFTA Awards nominees

BAFTA Awards nominees

The IT Crowd leads the comedy-related nominations for the 2014 BAFTA TV awards. See the full list here: Read

RIP Bob Larbey

RIP Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey, the prolific sitcom writer and creator of shows including The Good Life, has died aged 79. Read

Greg Davies podcast

Greg Davies podcast

Stand-up comedian and actor Greg Davies is a very funny man indeed. Check out this great interview. Listen

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central is creating a website featuring 'funny videos, lists, quizzes and articles featuring celebs'. Read

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge will return with a feature film sequel, as well as a new series and Coast-like special on Sky. Read

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python have published their brand new music track The Silly Walks Song. See the video here: Watch

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep is coming to the big screen in 2015. Here's the first trailer for the film - it's funny. Watch

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Bridget Christie and John Finnemore are amongst the comedy nominees for the Radio Academy Awards. Read