June 2002 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 30 June 2002
Maim that tune
Skinner 'plans covers album'
30/06/2002 … Frank Skinner has reportedly been taking singing lessons in preparation for an album release.
Girls lack the balls for comedy
Lack of female comics is no joke
30/06/2002 … One of the key players in the Edinburgh Fringe has claimed there is a dire shortage of female stand-up talent - because women lack the drive to make it.
Fri 28 June 2002
Eric & Ern show returns
Play What I Wrote back in West End
28/06/2002 … Morecambe and Wise-inspired comedy The Play What I Wrote is heading back to the West End.
Cleese honours psychoanalyst
28/06/2002 … John Cleese has unveiled a blue plaque on the London home of Sigmund Freud.
Thu 27 June 2002
Brass Eye in the clear
Repeat's complains rejected
27/06/2002 … Complaints about the repeat of Chris Morris' Brass Eye special on paedophilia have been rejected.
Frank backs Germany
'It's a controversial choice...'
27/06/2002 … Frank Skinner has invited the anger of England fans by saying he wants Germany to win the World Cup.
Jimmy Carr to host E4 panel show
27/06/2002 … Jimmy Carr has been signed up to present a new E4 game show.
Wed 26 June 2002
Free Comedy Store tickets
Up to six for every Chortler
26/06/2002 … We've got up to six free tickets to the Manchester Comedy Store for every Chortle reader this week.