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July 2012 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Tue 31 July 2012

Rev to return - but not until 2014 | Third series confirmed

Rev to return - but not until 2014

Third series confirmed

31/07/2012 … BBC Two has ordered a third series of its Bafta-winning sitcom Rev – but not until 2014.

Ben Elton pens new sitcom | Health & safety comedy piloted for BBC One

Ben Elton pens new sitcom

Health & safety comedy piloted for BBC One

31/07/2012 … Ben Elton has written a new sitcom, which is being piloted for BBC One.

Mon 30 July 2012

Learn English with Ricky Gervais | New web series in the works

Learn English with Ricky Gervais

New web series in the works

30/07/2012 … Ricky Gervais is to teach foreigners how to speak English.

Russell Brand gets second US series | FX renews Brand X

Russell Brand gets second US series

FX renews Brand X

30/07/2012 … Russell Brand has been given a second series of his US stand-up show Brand X.

Sun 29 July 2012

Another series for Louis CK | FX renews Louie

Another series for Louis CK

FX renews Louie

29/07/2012 … Louis CK is to make another 13 episodes of his award-winning sitcom Louie.

Sat 28 July 2012

Frankie Boyle attacks Adlington again | More insults for Olympic swimmer

Frankie Boyle attacks Adlington again

More insults for Olympic swimmer

28/07/2012 … Frankie Boyle has launched a new insult against Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington – three years after being criticised for cracking similar jokes about her looks.

Funny in theory | Academic's ideas of joke psychology

Funny in theory

Academic's ideas of joke psychology

28/07/2012 … An American academic has come up with a theory of comedy that he says explains every joke.

Fri 27 July 2012