April 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Fri 30 April 2010
Oswalt shames jokes thief
The video evidence...
30/04/2010 … Patton Oswalt has named and shamed a fellow stand-up for stealing ‘huge chunks’ of his act.
Anchorman sequel dead
Studio puts the kibosh on comedy follow-up
30/04/2010 … Plans for a sequel to cult comedy blockbuster Anchorman have been permanently shelved – after the Paramount studio turned down the idea.
Inspired by Python...
Philosophers' football match becomes a reality
30/04/2010 … The Monty Python sketch in which philosophers clashed on the football field has inspired a real-life soccer match.
Frankie Boyle: BBC are cowards
Comic defends Palestine gag
30/04/2010 … Frankie Boyle has lashed out at the BBC, branding them ‘cowardly’ and ‘cravenly afraid of giving offence’ after censuring one of his jokes.
Is he putting cocaine on his dick?
WTF: Weekly Triva File
30/04/2010 … ‘A Scotch egg is the most evil snack imaginable for a vegetarian.
Thu 29 April 2010
US duo planning TV show
29/04/2010 … Acclaimed American double act The Pajama Men are developing a British TV show based on their award-winning live work.
It's the final finalist...
Matt Richardson wins Student Award vote
29/04/2010 … Matt Richardson, a 18-year-old publishing student from Didcot in Oxfordshire has become the last finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Award, after winning the People's Choice place.
Carell 'to quit' The Office
Farewell Michael Scott
29/04/2010 … Steve Carell says he’s ready to quit the American version of The Office next year.