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May 2006 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Wed 31 May 2006

An Ed start | First 250 Fringe shows revealed

An Ed start

First 250 Fringe shows revealed

31/05/2006 … Chortle can today reveal details of almost 270 Edinburgh Fringe shows – including a visit by a voice of The Simpsons.

Bad korma | Brucie's curry gag falls flat

Bad korma

Brucie's curry gag falls flat

31/05/2006 … Bruce Forsyth has offended Oxford students by making a joke about curries to an Indian woman.

Sun 28 May 2006

The gospel of St Michael | Palin to publish his diaries

The gospel of St Michael

Palin to publish his diaries

28/05/2006 … Michael Palin is to publish his private diaries from the time he was with Monty Python.

I'm not a celebrity... | Iannucci rejects reality TV approach

I'm not a celebrity...

Iannucci rejects reality TV approach

28/05/2006 … Armando Iannucci has been asked to be on the next series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! However the satirist admits the approach came as a shock as he never considered – or wanted to consider – himself as a celebrity.

Fri 26 May 2006

The jokes on us | Win World's Greatest Stand-Up DVDs

The jokes on us

Win World's Greatest Stand-Up DVDs

26/05/2006 … A new DVD, filmed over 23 years of Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, is promising 90 minutes of  the World’s Greatest Stand Up.

Thu 25 May 2006

Nautical but nice | Billy's ocean adventure

Nautical but nice

Billy's ocean adventure

25/05/2006 … Billy Connolly is to join wife Pamela Stephenson on a televised quest to trace the routes of her great-grandfather.

That Mitchell and Webb movie | Film - and tour - in the pipeline

That Mitchell and Webb movie

Film - and tour - in the pipeline

25/05/2006 … Peep Show actors David Mitchell and Robert Webb are to star in their own feature film.

Wed 24 May 2006

Oldies but Goodies | Cult heroes head for Edinburgh

Oldies but Goodies

Cult heroes head for Edinburgh

24/05/2006 … The Goodies are to perform live at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.