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October 2010 News

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

Sun 31 October 2010

Family arguments | Peruvians take offence at sitcom gag
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© ABC

Family arguments

Peruvians take offence at sitcom gag

31/10/2010 … Sky One sitcom Modern Family has sparked a diplomatic incident, after making a joke about Peruvians.

Weird how he's never been here before | Yankovic set for first UK tour

Weird how he's never been here before

Yankovic set for first UK tour

31/10/2010 … American song parodist ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is to play his first UK dates in his 35-year career.

Harry Hill's legal hell | Album hits more problems

Harry Hill's legal hell

Album hits more problems

31/10/2010 … A comedy album by Harry Hill has been hit by another series of setbacks, with 90,000 copies being scrapped over copyright issues – including complaints from his ITV employers.

Sat 30 October 2010

Americans get Thick | Pilot episode for Iannucci's Veep

Americans get Thick

Pilot episode for Iannucci's Veep

30/10/2010 … The Thick Of It is to be remade for an American audience.

'It's just so tragic' | Tributes paid to Gerard Kelly

'It's just so tragic'

Tributes paid to Gerard Kelly

30/10/2010 … Tributes have been paid to Scottish comedy star Gerard Kelly after he died at the age of 51.

Clueless... | ISIHAC recording cancelled over theatre double-booking

Clueless...

ISIHAC recording cancelled over theatre double-booking

30/10/2010 … A recording of Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue has been cancelled – after the venue got double-booked.

Fri 29 October 2010

Al Murray plans Thackeray doco | Bicentenary of his famous ancestor

Al Murray plans Thackeray doco

Bicentenary of his famous ancestor

29/10/2010 … Al Murray is hoping to make a landmark BBC documentary about writer William Makepeace Thackeray, his great-great-great grandfather.

Inbetweeners' return is confirmed | Two specials in the pipeline
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© Â C4

Inbetweeners' return is confirmed

Two specials in the pipeline

29/10/2010 … The Inbetweeners is to return for two more specials, Channel 4 has confirmed.

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