June 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 09 June 2010
Corden clashes with Patrick Stewart
Tension at awards bash
09/06/2010 … James Corden became embroiled in a verbal spat with Sir Patrick Stewart at a star-studded awards ceremony.
Tue 08 June 2010
David Mitchell mugged
Peep Show star shaken but unharmed
08/06/2010 … David Mitchell has been mugged near his London home.
The funny farm
New rural comedy for Extras star Ashley
08/06/2010 … Extras star Ashley Jensen is to star as a high-powered executive who tries to run a farm in a new one-off comedy being piloted by the BBC.
New film about Hardee's legendary club
08/06/2010 … A new documentary about Malcolm Hardee’s legendarily tough comedy club, the Tunnel Palladium, has been nominated for an independent film award.
Glee for Matt
Lucas lands role in musical comedy
08/06/2010 … Matt Lucas has reportedly landed a role in musical comedy series Glee.
'It's life or death for comedy clubs'
Flyering blitz hits London stand-up scene
08/06/2010 … London’s reputation as the most vibrant city for comedy in the world is being put at risk because of over-zealous council officials clamping down on flyering without any legal powers to do so, club promoters have claimed.
Touch my cock!
WTF: Kilkenny Cat Laughs special
08/06/2010 … As the Carlsberg Cat Laughs Festival comes to an end in Kilkenny, here are some of the off-stage goings-on from the comedians' playground:Stand-up Kevin Bridges was hit by food poisoning so severe he feared he was going blind at last week’s Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny The comic’s vision became severely blurred after contracting an illness from eating a contaminated chicken wrap as he prepared to perform.
Mon 07 June 2010
Edinburgh: The first 270 shows
What we know so far...
07/06/2010 … Chortle today reveals the details of more than 270 comedy shows heading to the Edinburgh Fringe.