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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

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

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

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

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

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
© BBC/Yalli
© BBC/Yalli

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

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

Comedian vs the Globe Of Death

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

28/06/2013 … •‘Stand-up is very black and white.

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