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This Day in Comedy History

April 8 - April 14


April 8

April 9


April 10


1988 - The 8th Golden Raspberry Awards take place in Hollywood, and Bill Cosby’s Leonard Part 6 was the big “winner” with three trophies: Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay. Worst Actress went to Madonna (Who’s That Girl?) over Sharon Stone (Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold) ,Worst Director was a tie, going to Ishtar and Tough Guys Don’t Dance, and Worst Song went to George Michael for Beverly Hills Cop II. Also nominated were Garbage Pail Kids, Ernest Goes to Camp (Jim Varney), Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Million Dollar Mystery and From the Hip (Judd Nelson).

April 11


April 12


2002 - Starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the romantic comedy sports flick Bend It Like Beckham opens in the UK.


April 13


April 14