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
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
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
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
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
30/10/2010 … Tributes have been paid to Scottish comedy star Gerard Kelly after he died at the age of 51.
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
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
29/10/2010 … The Inbetweeners is to return for two more specials, Channel 4 has confirmed.