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
31/05/2006 … Chortle can today reveal details of almost 270 Edinburgh Fringe shows – including a visit by a voice of The Simpsons.
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
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
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
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
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
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
24/05/2006 … The Goodies are to perform live at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.