June 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 30 June 2016
BBC apologises over 'offensive' Queen jokes
Rap for David Baddiel's Radio 4 comedy
30/06/2016 … The BBC has apologised over jokes about the Queen’s sex life that were judged a ‘serious breach’ of editorial guidelines.
Tape Face ripped off
Mime act calls out plagiarist
30/06/2016 … Silent comedy act Tape Face has called out a Brazilian TV show for stealing his act.
New tech stops phones recording gigs
Apple granted a US patent
30/06/2016 … Fans filming comedy shows on their phones could be a thing of a past, thanks to a new Apple invention.
Awards for Spencer Jones, Successville and Chewing Gum
30/06/2016 … Spencer Jones, Murder In Successville and Chewing Gum have all scooped accolades at the Broadcast Digital Awards.
James Corden's talk show to air in the UK
New deal with Sky
30/06/2016 … The Late Late Show with James Corden is to be screened in the UK for the first time.
Russell Kane does Question Time
A tight 5: June 30
30/06/2016 … ◼ RUSSELL KANE is to appear on Question Time tonight - the first episode of the news debate show since the EU referendum.
Ricky Gervais announces David Brent gigs
Two nights at Hammersmith Apollo
30/06/2016 … Ricky Gervais is to play two major gigs as David Brent.
Blunkett brands TV prankster 'silly and pathetic'
Was Heydon Prowse exploiting peer's blindness?
30/06/2016 … David Blunkett has slammed TV prankster Heydon Prowse as 'pathetic' for trying to con him into smearing Jeremy Corbyn.