February 2018, Comedy News Round Up
February is turning out to be quite a month for comedy.
Comedian Joe Pasquale announced last year that he wa to play Frank Spencer in a stage version of hit 1970’s sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave “em. Joe has confirmed that everything is now in place and announced cast details and tour dates. Joe will star as accident prone Frank Spencer, with Sarah Earnshaw playing long suffering wife Betty and TV comedy favourite Susie Blake playing Frank’s disapproving Mother In Law: Mrs Fisher. The show opens on 21st February 2018 at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre before touring the UK. Full tour dates here
Another comedy favourite Steve Coogan is to bring his much loved Alan Partridge character back to the BBC. Fifteen years after he left the Corporation, the BBC has confirmed that filming has begun on This Time With Alan Partridge. The new series sees Alan Partridge being handed a career lifeline: the chance to stand in (temporarily) as co-host on This Time, an One Show-style evening weekday magazine show. The six half-hour episodes will be shown on BBC One later this year. You can read full details from the BBC here
After decades away from the small screen John Cleese makes his much anticipated return to sitcom. Hold the Sunset airs on Sunday 18th February at 7,30pm and will run for six episodes.