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June 2010 News

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

Wed 30 June 2010

Southern comfort | Rich Hall films Deep South documentary

Southern comfort

Rich Hall films Deep South documentary

30/06/2010 … Rich Hall has toured the Deep South of America for a feature-length BBC Four documentary.

Jon Snow to try stand-up | ...and so will Gail Porter

Jon Snow to try stand-up

...and so will Gail Porter

30/06/2010 … Newsreader Jon Snow and presenter Gail Porter are to try their hand at stand-up in front of some of the most influential figures in TV.

Lawrence lands R4 show | 'Not Like Everyone Else' series

Lawrence lands R4 show

'Not Like Everyone Else' series

30/06/2010 … His often viciously unpleasant stage act might not immediately fit the refined image of Radio 4 – but Andrew Lawrence has landed his own series there.

Motor mouth | Robert Llewellyn's car-based chat show heads to TV

Motor mouth

Robert Llewellyn's car-based chat show heads to TV

30/06/2010 … Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn has landed his own chatshow, based on his internet series in which he interviews guests while giving them a lift in his car.

Mon 28 June 2010

Out of Office... | Carell confirms he's quitting

Out of Office...

Carell confirms he's quitting

28/06/2010 … Steve Carell has confirmed that he will leaving the US version of The Office after the next, seventh, series.

An Innocent man | Alex Horne lands smoothie sponsorship

An Innocent man

Alex Horne lands smoothie sponsorship

28/06/2010 … Comic Alex Horne has landed a sponsorship deal from Innocent drinks to boost his attempt to become the world's oldest man.

Tim Minchin's first arena tour | ...and he's got a 55-piece orchestra

Tim Minchin's first arena tour

...and he's got a 55-piece orchestra

28/06/2010 … Tim Minchin is to tour the UK this December – with a full 55-piece orchestra.

Billy looks down on us... | Giant Connolly statue for Glasgow

Billy looks down on us...

Giant Connolly statue for Glasgow

28/06/2010 … A giant steel sculpture of Billy Connolly is to be installed on the side of a Glasgow housing development.