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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…

Mon 07 June 2010

C4 scoops the British Comedy Awards | ITV loses ceremony after 20 years

C4 scoops the British Comedy Awards

ITV loses ceremony after 20 years

07/06/2010 … Channel 4 has poached the British Comedy Awards from ITV after 20 years.

Baftas? We're in the Thick Of It | Satire's clean sweep
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Baftas? We're in the Thick Of It

Satire's clean sweep

07/06/2010 … The Thick Of It cleaned up at the Bafta awards on Sunday night, wining gongs for best sitcom, and best comedy actor and actress.

Sun 06 June 2010

Red Dwarf will be back | ...for two new series

Red Dwarf will be back

...for two new series

06/06/2010 … Red Dwarf is to return for two more series, star Craig Charles has revealed.

Sat 05 June 2010

Don't panic! | Bomb scare over Dad's Army props

Don't panic!

Bomb scare over Dad's Army props

05/06/2010 … Bomb disposal experts were called into action after an actor in a village hall production of Dad’s Army discovered that two First World War hand grenades they were using as props still had their pins in place.

Fri 04 June 2010

A Thick volume | Malcolm Tucker's new book...
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A Thick volume

Malcolm Tucker's new book...

04/06/2010 … The writers behind the Thick Of It have signed a deal to release a tie-in book this Christmas.

James Corden's running on empty | WTF: Weekly Trivia File
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James Corden's running on empty

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

04/06/2010 … ‘I don’t really like comedy,’ Reece Shearsmith from the League of Gentlemen.

Golden Girls' Blanche dies | Rue McClanahan was 76

Golden Girls' Blanche dies

Rue McClanahan was 76

04/06/2010 … Rue McClanahan, who played Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls has died at the age of 76.

Thu 03 June 2010

Pete and Dud: Back from the dead | Comics to resurrect their lost sketches

Pete and Dud: Back from the dead

Comics to resurrect their lost sketches

03/06/2010 … Some of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s lost material is to be recreated for a new TV show.