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