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