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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

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.

Ye Gods! | Stewart Lee attacks 'inane' comedy poll

Ye Gods!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.