June 2011 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 30 June 2011
Dave asks for more Alexander Armstrong
Full series of his Big Ask ordered
30/06/2011 … Digital channel Dave has ordered a full series of Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask following a successful pilot episode last month.
BBC drops Stephen K Amos Show
But 'will work with him again'
30/06/2011 … BBC Two has decided to drop the Stephen K Amos Show after its first series.
Michael McIntyre gets a Xmas Day roadshow
Festive special announced
30/06/2011 … Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow has landed a coveted place in the BBC One Christmas Day schedules.
Wed 29 June 2011
Channel 4 goes off Campus
University comedy axed
29/06/2011 … Channel 4 has axed its university comedy Campus in the face of poor ratings.
Gervais to hit Edinburgh TV festival
Sharing tips on breaking America
29/06/2011 … Ricky Gervais is to give a talk at the Edinburgh International Television Festival about how to break into American TV.
The Stand takes over Assembly Rooms
Fringe coup for Edinburgh comedy club
29/06/2011 … The Stand comedy club is to move into Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms next year, ousting the operation that has run Fringe shows there for 30 years.
He's at it again...
Joke thief Jordan Paris exposed again
29/06/2011 … The comedian who stole Lee Mack’s material has been plunged into a new row over joke theft – despite claiming to have cleaned up his act.
Tue 28 June 2011
Dylan Moran and Rita Rudner join Latitude
...but Greg Davies pulls out
28/06/2011 … Dylan Moran and Rita Rudner are to appear at the Latitude festival next month.