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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 23 June 2010

From web to screen | Jason Lewis lands BBC Three pilot

From web to screen

Jason Lewis lands BBC Three pilot

23/06/2010 … Internet comic Jason Lewis has landed a half-hour pilot with BBC Three based on his online sketches.

BBC Two signs up Watson & Oliver | Six-part sketch series ordered

BBC Two signs up Watson & Oliver

Six-part sketch series ordered

23/06/2010 … Double act Watson & Oliver have landed their own six-part sketch series on BBC Two.

Finding the funny... | Radio 4's new comedy pilots

Finding the funny...

Radio 4's new comedy pilots

23/06/2010 … Radio 4 has announced a news series of comedy pilots featuring David Mitchell, Angelos Epithemious, Justin Moorhouse, Will Smith and others.

Frank saved from a pauper's funeral | Fans raise £6,000 in two hours

Frank saved from a pauper's funeral

Fans raise £6,000 in two hours

23/06/2010 … Comedy fans have raised more than £6,000 in just two hours to give Frank Sidebottom’s creator a proper send-off.

Fry and Laurie, together again |  30th anniversary documentary

Fry and Laurie, together again

30th anniversary documentary

23/06/2010 … Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are to be reunited for a TV documentary to mark their comic partnership.

Tue 22 June 2010

Stars pay tribute to Frank Sidebottom | 'A whirlwind of creative ideas'

Stars pay tribute to Frank Sidebottom

'A whirlwind of creative ideas'

22/06/2010 … Stars have lined up to pay their tributes to Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey, who died yesterday at the age of 54.

Mon 21 June 2010

Frank Sidebottom dies | Comic was battling cancer

Frank Sidebottom dies

Comic was battling cancer

21/06/2010 … Frank Sidebottom has died at the age of 54 after collapsing at his home near Manchester.

Cancer claims Canada's Irwin Barker | 'A giant and a gentleman'

Cancer claims Canada's Irwin Barker

'A giant and a gentleman'

21/06/2010 … Comedians have been paying tribute to Canadian stand-up Irwin Barker, who has lost his three-year fight against terminal cancer.