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2010 News

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

Fri 31 December 2010

Touching moments... | WTF: Weekly Trivia File
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© BBC

Touching moments...

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

31/12/2010 … ‘I think it's my responsibility to consider myself an artist’ Ricky GervaisJames Corden touched up Billy Connolly when they filmed scenes in the new Gullivers’ Travels blockbuster together – and the Big Yin didn’t mind a bit.

CBE for comedy mastermind | John Lloyd honoured

CBE for comedy mastermind

John Lloyd honoured

31/12/2010 … John Lloyd, the producer behind a string of comedy hits from Blackadder to QI, has been appointed a CBE in the New Year HonoursThe 59-year-old, who was also behind Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News, was given the honour for services to broadcasting.

Thu 30 December 2010

A new 'Age' | Radio 4 recomissions panel show

A new 'Age'

Radio 4 recomissions panel show

30/12/2010 … Radio 4 is to make another series of panel show Act Your Age, which pitches comedians of different generations against each other.

3rd Rock producer found dead | Exec dies at 50 on Hawaii holiday

3rd Rock producer found dead

Exec dies at 50 on Hawaii holiday

30/12/2010 … Sitcom producer Aron Abrams, whose credits include Everybody Hates Chris and Third Rock From The Sun, has been found dead in a hotel room.

Wed 29 December 2010

Goodie Goodie Yum Yum | Repeats prove a ratings hit

Goodie Goodie Yum Yum

Repeats prove a ratings hit

29/12/2010 … Reruns of the Goodies have been deemed a ratings hit, after attracting up to a million viewers despite a late-night timeslot.

ALF, the racist? | N-word outburst on YouTube

ALF, the racist?

N-word outburst on YouTube

29/12/2010 … Eighties family sitcom ALF has found itself at the centre of an unlikely racism storm, after footage emerged of the puppet star dropping the N-bomb.

Scrubs star to tour UK | 'Ted' comes with his band

Scrubs star to tour UK

'Ted' comes with his band

29/12/2010 … Scrubs star Sam Lloyd is to tour the UK with his sketch and a cappella group The Blanks.

Mon 27 December 2010

Audience figures fly... | Cracking start for Come Fly With Me

Audience figures fly...

Cracking start for Come Fly With Me

27/12/2010 … The debut episode of Matt Lucas and David Walliams’s new comedy Come Fly With Me attracted 10.

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