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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 09 June 2010

Corden clashes with Patrick Stewart | Tension at awards bash
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© BBC

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
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© C4

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

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.

Tunnel vision | New film about Hardee's legendary club

Tunnel vision

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

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

'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

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...

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.