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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

Happy Burr-day | The best of the comedy week ahead

Happy Burr-day

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

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

'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

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

Do the right thing and download this... | The best comedy on demand

Do the right thing and download this...

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

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.

Blasphemy! | Monty Don blasts The Good Life

Blasphemy!

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
© Slapstick/Adam Johnson
© Slapstick/Adam Johnson

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.

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