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