July 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sat 31 July 2010
30 Rock goes live
...and cast will have to do it twice
31/07/2010 … America’s NBC network is to broadcast a live edition of its acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock.
Fri 30 July 2010
'I cried all the way home...'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
30/07/2010 … Alan Carr's dog is called Beverley Callard, after the Coronation Street actress.
Where are the funny women in films?
Bette Middle asks...
30/07/2010 … Bette Midler has claimed funny women find it difficult to break into movies, as there aren’t the roles for them.
Scotland's got sketches
STV back in the genre after 20 years
30/07/2010 … Scottish broadcaster STV has commissioned its first sketch comedy in 20 years.
Making an ass of Richard Blackwood
Comic to play Donkey in Shrek musical
30/07/2010 … Richard Blackwood is to play the Donkey in Shrek The Musical when it opens in the West End next year.
Thu 29 July 2010
Russell Brand, swordsman
Swashbuckling role lined up
29/07/2010 … Russell Brand already has something of a reputation as a ‘legendary swordsman’ – and now he might have found a film role to live up to that.
Coogan joins Idiot Brother
Another movie role for Steve
29/07/2010 … Steve Coogan has landed another Hollywood role, in an indie comedy called My Idiot Brother.
ITV4 to televise stand-up hunt
FHM content offers £10k prize
29/07/2010 … FHM magazine’s competition for new stand-ups is to be made into a full six-part ITV4 series.