June 2003 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 30 June 2003
Father Ted to be remade for America
30/06/2003 … Father Ted is to be remade for American TV audiences.
Katharine Hepburn dies
Screwball comedy queen was 96
30/06/2003 … Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn, who starred in such golden era comedies as Brining Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story, has died aged 96.
Sat 28 June 2003
Comedy 'kings' hold court
Bailey, Henry, Barrymore...
28/06/2003 … Bill Bailey and Lenny Henry will both star in their own West End runs this autumn.
Frank to play wise-cracking cabbie
28/06/2003 … Frank Skinner is to star in his own sitcom.
Thu 26 June 2003
Graham's show rapped over c-word
26/06/2003 … Graham Norton's show has been criticised for broadcasting a gag containing the c-word.
The satire boom
Topical comedy is UK's favourite
26/06/2003 … Sarcasm is not the lowest form of wit - slapstick is.
Dangerfield revives hit film
Back To School back to Hollywood
26/06/2003 … American stand-up Rodney Dangerfield is to remake the film that marked the highest point in his career.
Wed 25 June 2003
This'll earn me a million
Comedy Terrorist 'swamped with TV offers'
25/06/2003 … Comedy Terrorist Aaron Barschak claims he could make £1 million from gatecrashing Prince William's birthday party.