July 2001 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 July 2001
Jongleurs audience names favourites
31/07/2001 … Club chain Jongleurs has named the five comics who go down best with punters.
Connolly not torn off a strip
31/07/2001 … Billy Connolly's streak around Piccadilly Circus has been cleared by TV watchdogs, despite attracting 67 complaints.
Bongo Club bangs anti-Perrier drum
31/07/2001 … A minor Fringe venue has made national newspaper headlines by jumping on the "boycott Perrier" bandwagon.
I'm Alan Partridge
Coogan says comedy is undervalued
31/07/2001 … Comedy is an undervalued art form, according to Steve Coogan.
League rapped over language
31/07/2001 … Television watchdogs have slammed The League Of Gentlemen for using the word "mongs" as a term of abuse.
Jerry Springer: The Opera
Stewart Lee directs new work
31/07/2001 … Stewart Lee is to direct a new opera - based on the Jerry Springer show.
Mon 30 July 2001
Gorman's quest out in paperback
30/07/2001 … A book detailing Dave Gorman's 24,000-mile quest to track down his namesakes is to be published in September.
Take it outside
Fire alarm forces club onto the streets
30/07/2001 … A comedy club took its show onto the streets of Liverpool last night after a fire alarm closed the venue.