July 2016 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Sun 31 July 2016
The best of the comedy week ahead
31/07/2016 … Sunday July 31LIVE IN BRISTOL: It's a gig in a zoo.
What Jon Stewart's doing next
An 'Onion-like portal' for satire
31/07/2016 … Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart is to create an online parody of cable news networks.
'Strip Free Fringe founder of his comedy award'
Online petition launched against PBH
31/07/2016 … An anonymous petition has been set up to strip Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill of his Edinburgh Comedy Award following his diktat banning performers from using certain flyerers.
Jarleth Regan 'in talks' for chat show
...and James Corden may go primetime in the US
31/07/2016 … Irish comic Jarleth Regan is in talks to host his own interview show.
Sat 30 July 2016
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The best comedy on demand
30/07/2016 … This week's best comedy shows on demand.
Fri 29 July 2016
Radio Active to return to R4
One-off to be taped at Edinburgh Fringe
29/07/2016 … Sketch show Radio Active is to return to Radio 4 after an almost 30-year absence.
Monty Don blasts The Good Life
29/07/2016 … It is usually considered one of the jewels in the crown of British sitcom.
Was Dara O Briain a saint in a previous life?
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
29/07/2016 … • 'When I was doing Spitting Image, Kate Robbins threw a party and Des O'Connor was in the corner playing a white grand piano, wearing a white suit and I thought, "This is what showbiz parties are all about.