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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…

Thu 03 June 2010

The first Noel | Fielding's new solo shows... but they're in Canada

The first Noel

Fielding's new solo shows... but they're in Canada

03/06/2010 … Noel Fielding is to perform his first solo shows since hitting the big time – but fans will have to travel to Canada to see them.

Wed 02 June 2010

The last of the Last of the Summer Wine | Series ends after 37 years

The last of the Last of the Summer Wine

Series ends after 37 years

02/06/2010 … The BBC has axed Last of the Summer Wine after 37 years.

'Lost' comedy archives unearthed | Footage of John Cleese, Frankie Howerd

'Lost' comedy archives unearthed

Footage of John Cleese, Frankie Howerd

02/06/2010 … Comedy sketches featuring John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman and Frankie Howerd have been unearthed after being missing for over 40 years.

Matt Lucas to star in Les Mis | Stage comeback at the O2

Matt Lucas to star in Les Mis

Stage comeback at the O2

02/06/2010 … Matt Lucas is to star in a huge, one-off production of Les Miserables at London’s O2 Arena.

Jongleurs grows again | Club chain unveils £2m expansion

Jongleurs grows again

Club chain unveils £2m expansion

02/06/2010 … Comedy giant Jongleurs has revealed its next expansion: with five new clubs set to open in Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle.

Billy earns his Freedom | Glasgow honour for Connolly

Billy earns his Freedom

Glasgow honour for Connolly

02/06/2010 … Billy Connolly is set to receive the Freedom of the City in his home town of Glasgow.

Fare-ly funny | New comedy set in all-female cab firm

Fare-ly funny

New comedy set in all-female cab firm

02/06/2010 … Filming has begun on a three-part BBC One comedy-drama about an all-women cab company.

Cheers, Humph! | Pub renamed in Clue host's honour

Cheers, Humph!

Pub renamed in Clue host's honour

02/06/2010 … A London pub has been renamed in honour of Humphrey Lyttelton – in the shadow of Mornington Crescent Tube station.