Issue 550? Where does the time go... here's yet another weekly
round-up of comedy news
courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As
always, for more – plus listings of thousands of forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
Stewart Lee is to showcase some of the best offbeat
comedians in a new stand-up show for Comedy Central. >>
The Book Of Mormon – the musical written by South Park creators Trey
Parker and Matt Stone – is heading to the West End next year. >>
Meanwhile, Rowan Atkinson is to return to the London stage,
too, in his first appearance in a play for almost 25 years. >>
Kevin Bridges was heckled so severely at a warm-up gig that the local
council could offer a formal apology. >>
Bill Bailey is to receive one of the most prestigious honours in heavy
John Bishop is to host a new stand-up show in which members of the
public will crack their favourite jokes. >>
Jim Jefferies has landed his own American sitcom, Legit. >>
E4 has commissioned a hidden camera show from comedian Lee Kern. >>
And Burmese comedian Zarganar – who was jailed for 59 years speaking
out against the junta – is to perform his first gig in the UK. >>
There are still a few places at the Chortle
Conference on Wednesday – an unrivalled chance to meet and learn from
of the most influential people in comedy. >>
Isabel Fay takes on the internet trolls, James Mullinger talks to
comedy heroes, Nick Helm sings a 'love' song, and Dr Brown dicks
here to watch all videos.
Laugh Till It Hurts - In Aid Of Crisis at
The Bloomsbury Theatre on the 20th June at 7.30pm.
Paul Tonkinson (compere), Paul Foot, Terry Alderton, Robin Ince, Alex
Horne, Jen Brister & special guest TBC.
Presented by The Charity Fundraiser.
Tickets £15 available here
In Correspondents, the section you write:
Geoff Norcott on how a non-famous comedian like him measures success >>
How technology has changed the comedy business >>
here to learn how to contribute.
A stage revivial of Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? >>
Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year final >>
And from the Cat Laughs festival
A round-up of all the club-type shows >>
Jack Dee >>
Pecha Kucka Kilkenny with David O'Doherty >>
Ireland's Got Mammies with Colm O'Regan >>
Service With A Smile >>