July 2006 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Mon 31 July 2006
Little Britain's US assault
Duo sign with showbiz guru Fuller
31/07/2006 … Matt Lucas and David Walliams have reportedly signed up with showbiz mogul Simon Fuller in the hope of cracking America.
Ricky the fence
Gervais films cameo in De Niro movie
31/07/2006 … Ricky Gervais is to make a cameo appearance opposite Robert De Niro in a new fantasy film.
A new Cook book
Peter's first wife breaks her silence
31/07/2006 … Peter Cook’s first wife Wendy is to publish her memoirs, breaking her 35-year silence over their tempestuous marriage.
Sun 30 July 2006
Getting a head
Cooper statue campaign gathers pace
30/07/2006 … A clay sculpture of Tommy Cooper's head has been unveiled, which fans hope will be cast in bronze as part of a full statue.
Going it alone
Montreal's solo series a success
30/07/2006 … Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival has vowed to bring back more full-length solo shows next year.
Sat 29 July 2006
24 Carrott gold
Comic to net £15m from Millionaire sale
29/07/2006 … Jasper Carrott is set to make around £15m from the sale of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? to a Dutch media company.
It's all one big lie
Exposed: Comic who uses bogus Fringe reviews
29/07/2006 … Irish stand-up Dave McSavage has been exposed for fabricating a complimentary review to promote his Edinburgh Fringe show.
Thu 27 July 2006
An interesting Development
The Bluths to go online
27/07/2006 … Every episode of American sitcom Arrested Development is to put online for free.