July 2002 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 08 July 2002
New medical sitcom for Lyndhurst
08/07/2002 … Nicholas Lyndhurst is to star in a new medical sitcom next year.
DVD and conquer
BBC release a batch of comedy classics
08/07/2002 … The BBC is release a batch of classic comedy on DVD, including the entire first series of The Young Ones.
Sun 07 July 2002
Eddie snatches new film role
Izzard in Harvey Keitel heist flick
07/07/2002 … Eddie Izzard has landed a role in a new heist movie alongside Harvey Keitel, Dennis Hopper and Mickey Rourke.
Behaving badly, paid well.
Return for laddish sitcom
07/07/2002 … Men Behaving Badly is to make a comeback - landing its stars almost £250,000 each.
Shock! Jim Davidson offends
Comic quits Masons over complaints
07/07/2002 … Jim Davidson has quit his Masons' lodge after causing offence with a string of dirty jokes at a ladies' night.
Tricks of the trade
Zenon to teach Tom Cruise magic
07/07/2002 … Magician Paul Zenon is set to give magic lessons to Tom Cruise.
Fri 05 July 2002
Leary's debt to Baddiel
How Denis got his break
05/07/2002 … Denis Leary says he has Baddiel and Skinner to thank for his comedy success.
Thu 04 July 2002
Box office magic
Jerry conjures up more Fringe dates
04/07/2002 … Jerry Sadowitz has become the first comedian to extend his Edinburgh run - a month before the festival even kicks off.