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March 2010 News

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

Wed 31 March 2010

Comics are 'too sweary' | Says Brits – who promptly vote foul-mouthed Connolly their favourite

Comics are 'too sweary'

Says Brits – who promptly vote foul-mouthed Connolly their favourite

31/03/2010 … More than half of British people think modern comedians swear too much, according to a new survey.

Tue 30 March 2010

Another comic sues over false advertising | DL Hughley takes on Washington club

Another comic sues over false advertising

DL Hughley takes on Washington club

30/03/2010 … American comic DL Hughley is suing a Washington nightclub for $1.

Heckle putdown winds up in court | Human rights case over 'dyke' comment

Heckle putdown winds up in court

Human rights case over 'dyke' comment

30/03/2010 … Court proceedings have begun for a comedian accused of breaching a heckler’s human rights for branding her a ‘dyke’.

Mon 29 March 2010

BBC renews The Thick Of It | Eight new episodes for 2011
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BBC renews The Thick Of It

Eight new episodes for 2011

29/03/2010 … The BBC has ordered a fourth series of The Thick Of It, Armando Iannucci has revealed.

Who made Brigstocke king? | Marcus to star in Spamalot tour

Who made Brigstocke king?

Marcus to star in Spamalot tour

29/03/2010 … Marcus Brigstocke is to play King Arthur in the touring production of Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Jongleurs to be sued over posters | Agents' fury at use of big-name acts

Jongleurs to be sued over posters

Agents' fury at use of big-name acts

29/03/2010 … Comedy club chain Jongleurs has been forced to take down its advertising billboards over allegations it is misleading punters into thinking big names such as Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans will be playing its venues.

Hicks unheard | 1992 interview released

Hicks unheard

1992 interview released

29/03/2010 … A previously unheard interview with Bill Hicks, recorded just over year before his death, has been released online today.

Sun 28 March 2010

Popper joins South Park | 'Dream come true' for Peep Show producer

Popper joins South Park

'Dream come true' for Peep Show producer

28/03/2010 … Former Peep Show producer Robert Popper is to join the writing team on South Park.