On This Day

Comedy in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

  • 1996-07-21 "The Daily Show" hosted by Craig Kilborn premieres on Comedy Central in the US
  • 1997-02-09 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds wins
  • 1997-11-03 British TV comedy "I'm Alan Partridge" starring Steve Coogan premieres on BBC Two
  • 1998-06-14 "Comic Relief" benefit comedy show
  • 2000-10-06 Swedish comedy drama "Songs from the Second Floor" written and directed by Roy Andersson is released in Sweden

Film release premierFilm Release

2004-04-30 "Mean Girls", teen comedy film released starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Tina Fey

Actress Lindsay Lohan
Actress
Lindsay Lohan
Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
  • 2005-05-19 TV political comedy "The Thick of It" created by Armando Iannucci, starring Peter Capaldi and Chris Langham premieres on BBC 4

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2012-04-15 TV comedy drama "Girls" created by and starring Lena Dunham premieres on HBO

Writer, Actress and Producer Lena Dunham
Writer, Actress and Producer
Lena Dunham
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2012-04-22 TV political comedy "Veep" created by Armando Iannucci, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky premieres on HBO

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2013-07-11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-10-17 Amy Schumer's comedy special "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" premieres on HBO

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-05-29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 2018-09-16 First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written
  • 2018-10-21 Julia Louis-Dreyfus is presented with the Mark Twain Prize, comedy's top honor, at a ceremony in New York

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2020-01-05 77th Golden Globes: "1917" Best Drama, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Best Comedy/Musical, acting awards Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, Taron Edgerton

  • 2020-09-20 72nd Emmy Awards held virtually: "Succession" best drama, "Schitts Creek" wins record nine awards for a comedy, "Watchman" best limited series

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2021-02-28 78th Golden Globes: Best film "Nomadland" (drama), "Borat" (comedy), Best TV series "The Crown", Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins film Best Actor


Birthdays in Film & TV


Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV