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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...'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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