June 2012 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Wed 27 June 2012
Nora Ephron dies at 71
Writer of When Harry Met Sally
27/06/2012 … Nora Ephron, who wrote such witty Hollywood romcoms as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has died at the age of 71.
Tue 26 June 2012
Alan Partridge movie gets release date
You'll have to be patient...
26/06/2012 … The Alan Partridge movie is to be released in August 2013, it has been announced today.
Daily Show returns to UK
Comedy Central snaps up Jon Stewart
26/06/2012 … The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is returning to British screens every weekday.
Louis CK, ticket merchant
Comic sells tour seats direct to fans
26/06/2012 … Louis CK is extending his ‘do-it-yourself’ approach to comedy by selling tickets to his next stand-up tour direct to fans,The decision to cut out the middle man follows the success of his last live ‘DVD’, which he sold directly online as a $5 download, rather than using an established distributor.
Rufus Hound joins One Man, Two Guvnors
...for UK tour
26/06/2012 … Rufus Hound is to star in the hit comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors when it tours the UK in the autumn.
Mon 25 June 2012
McIntyre blasted for £31 work in progress
...and it's during the Fringe
25/06/2012 … Michael McIntyre has come under fire for charging £31 for ‘work in progress’ shows.
Andrew Maxwell asks: Was 7|7 a conspiracy?
New series for BBC Three
25/06/2012 … Andrew Maxwell has made a documentary about the London 7/7 bombings – exploring claims that they were the work of the British Government, not terrorists.
Sun 24 June 2012
Carr's tax row boosts 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Viewing figures soar
24/06/2012 … The furore over Jimmy Carr’s tax affairs has sent viewing figures for 8 Out Of 10 Cats soaring.