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
17/06/2010 … American comic David Cross has praised British sitcoms for having more emotional ‘heart’ than their US counterparts.
Wed 16 June 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
14/06/2010 … Bill Bailey has won a prestigious international TV award for his Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra.