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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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.