The latest comedy news, as compiled by Andy Barr
Channel 4 has announced a new hidden camera show to launch their new flagship Hidden Camera Twenty4 channel. The Hidden Camera Hidden Camera Camera show will feature hidden cameras trained on the hidden cameras used for their raft of pre-existing hidden camera shows. Highlights include scanning for a lens in a bush and a ten minute shot of a tramp on a bench whose can of Tennent’s Super conceals a surprise (a camera). A spokeperson for Channel 4 stated that the new show and the channel were ‘the logical conclusion’.
Young firebrand open spot Ian Arsenic this week revealed his intention to “take LSD or mushrooms or something” and then perform a five spot at a London comedy club. Of the plan Arsenic said it would “be like something Hicks would do”. It is understood Ian intends to carry out his plan at ‘Red Lion’s Mouth-Laughs’, a club averaging two genuine audience members a week. Experts predicted Arsenic’s comedown would be ‘devastating’.
GIG OF THE WEEK – Men of Comedy, Covent Garden. Entitled Men’s rights activists Funny Men bring their inaugural comedy night to the capital. The bill will showcase the best of misanthropic male comedy, tragically under-represented in comedy clubs around the country. Audience members can expect acrimonious break up routines and the phrase ‘cry-wank’.
AND FINALLY, after his successful appearance on the X-Factor, morally dubious pop superman Robin Thicke is set to take the comedy world by storm with his first sitcom. The eight-part series, ‘Thicke as Two Short Planks’, will feature state of the art digital technology to cast Thicke as two lumps of wood and has been commissioned without Thicke’s knowledge.