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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 13 July 2010

Vic breaks his foot on Shooting Stars | Injured by EastEnders actress

Vic breaks his foot on Shooting Stars

Injured by EastEnders actress

13/07/2010 … Vic Reeves has broken his foot, by dropping EastEnders actress Cheryl Ferguson on it.

Stanhope: All comedy courses are scams | ...and those who run them 'parasites'

Stanhope: All comedy courses are scams

...and those who run them 'parasites'

13/07/2010 … Doug Stanhope has condemned comedy courses ‘raging scams’ run by people who ‘prey off the innocent delusions of the incapable’.

Mon 12 July 2010

A bit disappointing, to be Frank | Sidebottom only makes No 66

A bit disappointing, to be Frank

Sidebottom only makes No 66

12/07/2010 … The attempt to get Frank Sidebottom to No 1 in the charts has failed.

O'Grady brings Lily back from the dead | Savage returns after six years

O'Grady brings Lily back from the dead

Savage returns after six years

12/07/2010 … Paul O'Grady is bringing back his comedy alter-ego Lily Savage, six years after vowing he’d killed her off for good.

Gavin & Stacey to return | Ruth Jones reveals one-off special
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Gavin & Stacey to return

Ruth Jones reveals one-off special

12/07/2010 … Gavin & Stacey is to return, its co-writer Ruth Jones has revealed.

Fri 09 July 2010

Say it with... smoke | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Say it with... smoke

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

09/07/2010 … ‘I'm not condoning torture, but…’ Richard Littlejohn in the Daily Mail today.

Rise of the right-wing comic? | New US channel launches

Rise of the right-wing comic?

New US channel launches

09/07/2010 … A stand-up show featuring only right-wing comedians is being made for a new conservative-biased channel in America.

Psst! Wanna buy Peter Sellers's Golden Globe | Memorabilia under the hammer

Psst! Wanna buy Peter Sellers's Golden Globe

Memorabilia under the hammer

09/07/2010 … Peter Sellers’s Golden Globe award and the last document he ever signed are to be auctioned off next week.