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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…

Sat 03 July 2010

Rhod lands Radio 2 show | With stand-up and music guests

Rhod lands Radio 2 show

With stand-up and music guests

03/07/2010 … Rhod Gilbert is to front his own Radio 2 stand-up and music show.

Benidorm star dies at 72 | Hutchings leaves legacy of comedy roles

Benidorm star dies at 72

Hutchings leaves legacy of comedy roles

03/07/2010 … Benidorm star Geoffrey Hutchings has died suddenly at the age of 71.

Fri 02 July 2010

Farewell to Frank | Funeral for Sidebottom's creator

Farewell to Frank

Funeral for Sidebottom's creator

02/07/2010 … Friends and family have gathered to pay tribute to Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey at his funeral today.

Could you be a comedy pin-up? | Loaded seeks a new stand-up star

Could you be a comedy pin-up?

Loaded seeks a new stand-up star

02/07/2010 … The celebrity-driven Loaded Lafta comedy awards are adding a new category this year to find the best new talent.

'I demand a tiny Icelandic horse...' | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

'I demand a tiny Icelandic horse...'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

02/07/2010 … ‘Normally comedy writers are socially dysfunctional.

Fiver gets animated | Broadcaster snaps up US comedies

Fiver gets animated

Broadcaster snaps up US comedies

02/07/2010 … Cable channel Fiver has brought the rights to screen two new American animated comedies: Ugly Americans and Archer.

Lembit Opik 'disrespects' comedy | He should quit now, says O'Hanlon

Lembit Opik 'disrespects' comedy

He should quit now, says O'Hanlon

02/07/2010 … Ardal O’Hanlon has criticised former MP Lembit Opik for his ‘disrespectful’ dabbles into stand-up.

Thu 01 July 2010

Kielty joins Radio 2 | Ten-week stint this summer

Kielty joins Radio 2

Ten-week stint this summer

01/07/2010 … Patrick Kielty is to host a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Two over the summer.