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June 2009 News

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

Tue 30 June 2009

Pauly Shore 'to sue' over Bruno | Comic claims his gag was stolen

Pauly Shore 'to sue' over Bruno

Comic claims his gag was stolen

30/06/2009 … Jokes about adopting African children have been going around ever since Angelina Jolie and Madonna began the celebrity trend.

Alexander Armstrong to play Clive Sinclair | New comedy-drama for BBC Four

Alexander Armstrong to play Clive Sinclair

New comedy-drama for BBC Four

30/06/2009 … Alexander Armstrong is to star as computer genius Sir Clive Sinclair in a new comedy-drama set in the early days of the PC industry.

Keep away from children | School chiefs' anger at Bruno photoshoot

Keep away from children

School chiefs' anger at Bruno photoshoot

30/06/2009 … Los Angeles education chiefs are the latest to be offended by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno – after the character posed for provocative pictures with a high school American football team.

Gervais: British TV comedy is rubbish | 'I don't watch it any more'

Gervais: British TV comedy is rubbish

'I don't watch it any more'

30/06/2009 … Ricky Gervais has renewed his attack on British TV comedy – saying it is so bad he cannot bear to watch it.

Mon 29 June 2009

Another Jackson gag censored | BBC drops Family Guy episode
© Fox
© Fox

Another Jackson gag censored

BBC drops Family Guy episode

29/06/2009 … Family Guy has become the latest comedy to fall victim to sensitivity over Michael Jackson jokes.

Making obesity seem 'normal' | Expert hits out at Gavin & Stacey stars

Making obesity seem 'normal'

Expert hits out at Gavin & Stacey stars

29/06/2009 … James Corden and Ruth Jones have been blamed for making obesity seem ‘normal’.

Sun 28 June 2009

Boyle quits over Michael Jackson jokes | Paper wouldn't publish his gags

Boyle quits over Michael Jackson jokes

Paper wouldn't publish his gags

28/06/2009 … Frankie Boyle has quit writing his column for Scotland’s Daily Record – because they wouldn’t print his Michael Jackson jokes.

Jackson joke cut from Bruno | Interview with LaToya axed

Jackson joke cut from Bruno

Interview with LaToya axed

28/06/2009 … A Michael Jackson gag has been cut from Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Bruno film less than two weeks before its release.

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