August 2010 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Tue 31 August 2010
BBC2 chief: We want more female comics
'We are getting there...'
31/08/2010 … BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow says she wants to increase the number of female comedians seen on her channel.
New TV role for Izzard
Eddie joins United States Of Tara
31/08/2010 … Eddie Izzard is joining dark American comedy United States Of Tara.
Joan Rivers heads to the UK
Her documentary opens Sheffield film fest
31/08/2010 … Joan Rivers is coming to the UK in November for the British premiere of a documentary about her, Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work.
Men 'are funnier than women'
...but only just, says our research
31/08/2010 … Men are funnier than women – but only just, according to analysis of Edinburgh Fringe reviews.
Return of the McIntyre
Series two comics named
31/08/2010 … The line-ups for the second series of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow have finally been confirmed.
Mon 30 August 2010
Fringe sets box office record
2m tickets sold
30/08/2010 … Almost two million tickets have been sold for Edinburgh Fringe shows this year, a new record.
5.4m toast Summer Wine's farewell
Series ends after 37 years
30/08/2010 … The final episode of Last of the Summer Wine was seen by 5.
30 Rock in a hard place
No Emmys for top sitcom
30/08/2010 … 30 Rock failed to win a single primetime Emmy award last night, despite receiving 15 nominations.