July 2003 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 31 July 2003
More tests on Dodd's stalker
Court extends psychiatric order
31/07/2003 … Ken Dodd's stalker has been ordered to remain in hospital for psychiatric assessment.
Wed 30 July 2003
Bob Hope laid to rest
Comic has quiet family funeral
30/07/2003 … Bob Hope has been buried in a quiet family funeral in Los Angeles.
Fry's with everything
Stephen heads BBC2's comedy line-up
30/07/2003 … Stephen Fry is to return to BBC2 in two new comedy shows this autumn.
America seeks Savages
Another Britcom export
30/07/2003 … BBC1 sitcom The Savages is to join the growing list of British comedies remade for American audiences.
Tue 29 July 2003
BBC1 unveils new sitcom
29/07/2003 … The BBC has signed up some of Britain's leading black comedy actors for a new late-night sitcom.
Smashed in Edinburgh
Fringe comic breaks his wrists
29/07/2003 … Aussie comic Mickey D has broken both wrists - just six days before the start of his Edinburgh Fringe show.
Live the DVD dream
Phoenix Nights star's debut video
29/07/2003 … Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey is to film his first stand-up video.
With Friends like these...
Brit teen to star in Joey spin-off
29/07/2003 … British teenager Jamie Dodd is set for stardom on the back of the new Friends spin-off Joey.