July 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 20 July 2010
Armando Iannucci, pop star?
Satirist launches a single
20/07/2010 … He might not be your typical pop star – but Armando Iannucci has just released a single.
Stewart Lee attacks 'inane' comedy poll
20/07/2010 … Stewart Lee has attacked the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards for opening up a public vote for a ‘comedy god’ from all the previous Perrier and if.
Mon 19 July 2010
Cheggers plays thief
Keith Chegwin under fire for nicking jokes
19/07/2010 … Comedians have turned on Keith Chegwin after he tweeted other people’s gags to his 36,000 followers.
Greg Davies lands BBC pilot
Klang star oversees comic showdown
19/07/2010 … Greg Davies is to host a new BBC show in which comedians try to outdo each other in performing ridiculous feats.
Pegg set for Impossible comeback
Simon lined up for M:I4
19/07/2010 … Simon Pegg is poised to appear alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 4.
Jokes about Eamonn? Fat chance
Holmes sets the lawyers on the BBC
19/07/2010 … Jokes about Eamonn Holmes’s weight have been dropped from a BBC comedy show after the presenter called in the lawyers, it has been reported.
Sun 18 July 2010
Why I broke up Still Game partnership
Greg Hemphill breaks silence
18/07/2010 … Still Game star Greg Hemphill has admitted his sudden decision to breaking up his comic partnership with Ford Kiernan was a ‘petulant, impulsive’ move.
Sat 17 July 2010
Alex, old sport...
Horne revives forgotten games for BBC4
17/07/2010 … Alex Horne has made a BBC Four documentary about forgotten sports from history.