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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 17 June 2010

Why Britcoms are best | 'They have more heart,' says David Cross

Why Britcoms are best

'They have more heart,' says David Cross

17/06/2010 … American comic David Cross has praised British sitcoms for having more emotional ‘heart’ than their US counterparts.

Wed 16 June 2010

French letters | Book deal for Marcel Lucont

French letters

Book deal for Marcel Lucont

16/06/2010 … Comedian Alexis Dubus has signed a publishing deal to write a book as his arrogant French alter-ego Marcel Lucont.

Life's Too Short: The lowdown | Gervais speaks of new series

Life's Too Short: The lowdown

Gervais speaks of new series

16/06/2010 … Ricky Gervais has said his new sitcom starring 3ft 6in actor Warwick Davis is the funniest thing he and Stephen Merchant have ever done.

Beeb bags Bishop | Primetime series commissioned

Beeb bags Bishop

Primetime series commissioned

16/06/2010 … The BBC has ordered a six-part prime-time Saturday night show starring stand-up John Bishop.

Tue 15 June 2010

Apple Cart upset | London festival cancelled

Apple Cart upset

London festival cancelled

15/06/2010 … An outdoor festival promising an impressive line-up of comedy talent has been cancelled following problems with the venue.

'We're afraid to joke about Islam' | Says Rory Bremner

'We're afraid to joke about Islam'

Says Rory Bremner

15/06/2010 … Rory Bremner says the ‘chilling’ rise of Islamic extremism is becoming a serious threat to comedians.

The world's biggest joke thief? | Italian comedian accused

The world's biggest joke thief?

Italian comedian accused

15/06/2010 … One of Italy’s top satirists has been forced to defend himself against accusations he has stolen hundreds of jokes from English-speaking comedians and passed them off as his own.

Mon 14 June 2010

Bill beats the world | International TV award for Bailey's orchestra show

Bill beats the world

International TV award for Bailey's orchestra show

14/06/2010 … Bill Bailey has won a prestigious international TV award for his Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra.