Latest British Comedy Awards Stories

2008-12-07 13:20:33

Comic Russell Brand dedicated his British Comedy Award for best live stand-up to Jonathan Ross, his cohort in a controversial BBC radio stunt. Brand and Ross have been in hot water over on-air prank calls placed to actor Andrew Sachs on Brand's popular show on Radio 2. The BBC reported Sunday that Brand, who resigned from the network due to the flap, paid homage to Ross, who was sitting out a 12-week suspension. There are no comedy awards without Jonathan Ross, he is the king-maker, Brand...

2008-11-14 12:00:13

Comedian Jonathan Ross, who has been suspended after a radio prank drew widespread criticism, won't be the host of the British Comedy Awards as planned. A new master of ceremonies for the December show has yet to be announced, the BBC said. Ross had been scheduled for the gig, which is to air on ITV, but backed out after the radio scandal put him in a negative light. Ross was suspended after he and comedian Russell Brand left sexually explicit messages on the voice mail of 78-year-old...

2008-11-11 09:00:27

Drambuie links up with Soho Theatre to present Drambuie Late Night Pursuits, an exclusive free comedy show at Camden's renowned venue Koko. Four of the UK's best stand-ups come together to present special sets, sharing comical anecdotes based around their own late night pursuits. Compered by Phil Kay in his unique off-the-wall style, the line includes Sean Hughes, Rich Hall and Shappi Khorsandi. The event is inspired by Bonnie Prince Charlie, Drambiue's young hero, who undertook many a...

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