23rd September 2013
Gay actor Jim Parsons wins best comedy actor Emmy for Big Bang Theory 11
11:07 AM — Jim Parsons won another Emmy award on Sunday evening, taking home the best comedy category at this year’s showbiz event in LA.
27th August 2013
Gay sitcom Vicious gets second series 31
1:17 PM — ITV sitcom Vicious, featuring gay actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi, has been recommissioned for a second series.
8th May 2013
LBC’s Iain Dale: ITV’s Vicious is an ‘abortion of a comedy’ and Brian Sewell is right to pan it 39
3:46 PM — LBC radio presenter Iain Dale says ITV’s new gay sitcom Vicious is an “abortion of a comedy” and has praised Brian Sewell’s withering critique of the show.
Actress Margaret Cho says John Travolta is ‘Oscar Wilde gay’ and he would be ‘happier’ out of the closet 44
12:01 PM — Hollywood legend John Travolta is "Oscar Wilde gay" – according to comedian and actress Margaret Cho.
7th May 2013
Brian Sewell attacks ITV’s Vicious as ‘spiteful parody’ with audience down by 2 million 55
3:36 PM — With the show down 2 million viewers for its second episode controversial art critic Brian Sewell says ITV’s new sitcom Vicious reminds him of a less progressive period for gay people.
14th April 2013
US: Gay ‘Glee’ actor Jonathan Groff to appear in comedy TV pilot 9
1:22 PM — Jonathan Groff will play a leading role in an upcoming comedy pilot about the lives of three gay men, commissioned for US Cable channel HBO.
8th April 2013
US: Saturday Night Live opens with Kim Jong Un ‘evolving’ on same-sex marriage 1
2:46 PM — 'Saturday Night Live' satirised the current focus on same-sex marriage in the USA in an opening sketch featuring North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un coming out for marriage equality.
5th April 2013
Jim Davidson banned from performing at Kent theatre over his anti-gay views 15
10:48 AM — Jim Davidson has been told he cannot perform at a theatre in Kent because of his homophobic views.
19th December 2012
Video: This Christmas, George Takei will help you come out for your family for $99 8
9:01 PM — In a spoof infomercial sketch for last night's Conan show, Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick with a little help from Star Trek star George Takei offered to help viewers come out to their family at the Christmas dinner.
Pam Ann: “Julia Gillard is like a ginger lesbian Harry Potter lookalike” 13
5:40 PM — Pam Ann, the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid, has taken time out from jetting across the skies to do a quick Q&A with PinkNews.co.uk – and she doesn’t have kind words for Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
29th October 2012
ITV commissions new gay sitcom starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi 23
1:36 AM — A new sitcom has been commissioned by ITV, which is set to feature Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple.
21st December 2011
US network “will meet LGBT groups” to discuss new show’s effect on trans community 44
2:48 PM — US network executives say they will meet with LGBT groups over a comedy which has drawn criticism for its depiction of men dressing as women to find work.
7th November 2011
Interview: Wanda Sykes on stand-up, her four Emmys and coming out 3
9:49 AM — Laurence Watts meets comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly three years ago while protesting against Proposition 8.
2nd February 2011
Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13
10:51 AM — US television show Saturday Night Live has been attacked for including a skit which mocked transgender women. The piece, a mock advertisement for hormone pills, was "destructive and dehumanising", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.
6th January 2011
US Navy Capt fired for lewd videos 1
3:46 PM — US Navy Captain Owen Honors has been fired from his role over the obscene comedy videos he produced for his crew. He lost command of the USS Enterprise over the raunchy films, which one gay group described as "frat house behaviour".
4th January 2011
US Navy captain accused of making anti-gay videos 8
5:18 PM — A US Navy captain is expected to be temporarily relieved of his duties while the Navy investigates anti-gay and obscene comedy videos he produced for his crew.
24th January 2010
Film Review: All About Steve
12:05 AM — This loopy comedy caper about a nerdy crossword creator with a penchant for red cowboy boots will divide the audience firmly in two: you're either going to love it or hate it. Sandra Bullock dusts off her romantic comedy queen tiara and once again takes the helm of a fast-moving movie with throwaway one-liners and little resonance. If you're a rom-com sceptic at least you can rest assured that the experience will leave you almost as soon as you leave the cinema. If however, you're a fan of Bullock's quirky comedic heroines then you'll be booking a ticket for a second viewing.
23rd January 2010
Film Review: It’s Complicated
11:59 PM — It sure is complicated. This comedy love triangle comes from perhaps the best female-perspective comedy director in the business: Nancy Meyers. With an acclaimed CV of hits including The Holiday; What Women Want; and Something's Gotta Give, to her name you know you're in safe hands when you sit down to watch her latest Hollywood blockbuster offering. The cast list is nothing to be sneered at either as the Meyers name manages to snare the likes of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin onto the film set. The results speak for themselves and it proves that if you want to make waves in a genre that is rarely taken too seriously by serious film buffs then the least you can do is call in the acting cavalry.
19th January 2010
Gay romance expected for Glee 14
3:45 PM — US comedy Glee will reportedly feature a gay romance in its second season. Producers of the comedy, which is currently being aired on UK screens, are casting for three more characters, one of whom will be a love interest for gay student Kurt.
7th May 2008
British star urges Hollywood gays out of the closet
3:52 PM — One of the stars of hit comedy The Office has said he is convinced there are many high-profile Hollywood celebrities who are gay, and he can't understand why they do not come out.