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
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
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
30/07/2012 … Ricky Gervais is to teach foreigners how to speak English.
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
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
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
28/07/2012 … An American academic has come up with a theory of comedy that he says explains every joke.
Fri 27 July 2012
'I want to be mayor of Penzance!'
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
27/07/2012 … ‘Comedy is Truth.