June 2013 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 30 June 2013
Festivals, festivals, festivals
The comedy week ahead
30/06/2013 … Yes, there are a lot of festivals in the comedy week ahead.
Alf Garnett was 'quite reasonable'
Sitcom reinforced bigotry, says report
30/06/2013 … The bigoted views that Alf Garnett spouted on Till Death Us Do Part were meant to make him a laughing stock.
Daniel Rigby goes Undercover
Stand-up to star in cop sitcom
30/06/2013 … Daniel Rigby is set to star in his own sitcom as an undercover cop.
Stand-up's own Smith-sonian
Linda's archive starts a stand-up library
30/06/2013 … Linda Smith’s personal archive has been donated to the University of Kent – kickstarting a special collection of stand-up material.
They wanted vampires in my pub sitcom!
Another comedy writer blasts TV executives
30/06/2013 … A comedy writer has vowed never to work in TV again – after meddling BBC executives ruined his sitcom script.
Sat 29 June 2013
Impractical Jokers set to return
Original team expected to reunite
29/06/2013 … BBC Three looks set to order another series of hidden-camera show Impractical Jokers.
Fri 28 June 2013
Ronnie back on the box
...with a show about pets
28/06/2013 … Ronnie Corbett is returning to BBC One, in a show about pets.
Comedian vs the Globe Of Death
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
28/06/2013 … •‘Stand-up is very black and white.