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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…

Wed 07 July 2010

Al Murray pilots new ITV show | Putting the Al in 'topic-Al comedy'

Al Murray pilots new ITV show

Putting the Al in 'topic-Al comedy'

07/07/2010 … Al Murray is working on a new topical comedy show for ITV.

Comedy Central launches DVD label | With Stewart Lee & Jim Jefferies

Comedy Central launches DVD label

With Stewart Lee & Jim Jefferies

07/07/2010 … The Comedy Central TV channel is launching its own DVD label in the UK.

'Sketch shows aren't dead' | David Mitchell defends the genre
© C4
© C4

'Sketch shows aren't dead'

David Mitchell defends the genre

07/07/2010 … David Mitchell has spoken up for the sketch show against claims that it’s a tired format.

Tue 06 July 2010

Learn comedy – on the NHS | Stand-up courses to 'aid mental health'

Learn comedy – on the NHS

Stand-up courses to 'aid mental health'

06/07/2010 … They say laughter is the best medicine – and now the NHS is offering courses in stand-up comedy.

Oi! That's my name | Comic in a case of the two Ronnies

Oi! That's my name

Comic in a case of the two Ronnies

06/07/2010 … A stand-up comic is facing legal action after inadvertently naming a comedy character after a funk organist.

A Scottsh threesome | BBC renews trio of comedies

A Scottsh threesome

BBC renews trio of comedies

06/07/2010 … BBC Scotland has given the go-ahead for second series of three of comedy shows featuring up-and-coming Scottish talent.

Mon 05 July 2010

Nottingham battle heats up | Now Glee Club announces new venue

Nottingham battle heats up

Now Glee Club announces new venue

05/07/2010 … The battle for comedy audiences in Nottingham has intensified with the news that the Glee club is to open a venue in the city.

BBC plans comedy push | Investment for BBC Two and Radio 4

BBC plans comedy push

Investment for BBC Two and Radio 4

05/07/2010 … The BBC has vowed to invest more money in comedy for BBC Two and Radio 4 in the next year.