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
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
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
06/06/2010 … Red Dwarf is to return for two more series, star Craig Charles has revealed.
Sat 05 June 2010
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...
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
04/06/2010 … ‘I don’t really like comedy,’ Reece Shearsmith from the League of Gentlemen.
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
03/06/2010 … Some of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s lost material is to be recreated for a new TV show.