Forget the footie, here's another weekly round-up of comedy
courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As
always, for more – plus listings of thousands of forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
Channel 4 has announced an exciting season
of comedy specials for a Funny Fortnight in August, with Frankie Boyle
hosting a variety show, a new panel show from Vic & Bob; new
sitcoms from Father Ted writer Arthur Mathews and Outnumbered creators
Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton >>
One thing they don't have is the next Comic Strip film – as that is
being made for UK TV Gold
Duncan Norvelle, the Eighties comedian famous for his catchphrase
‘chase me’, is recovering after a stroke. >>
Omid Djalili has apologised after making a series of tweets joking
about England defender Joleon Lescott. >>
The full line-up of Chortle's Fast Fringe showcase has been revealed –
with Rhy Darby, Nina Conti and Boy With Tape On His Face among the many
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is to take part in this year's BBC
Rowan Atkinson fans have been warned that a new Indonesian ‘Mr Bean’
film has nothing to do with the comedian or his most famous creation. >>
And comedian Bob Slayer has fractured his neck after crowd-surfing in a
wheelie bin at the Download Festival. >>
Nina Conti's film Her Master's Voice >>
Comedy at the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham
Can't make it to Edinburgh (assuming you don't live there already)? Or
want an early preview? See 29 top comedy and variety acts all perform
extracts from their festival shows in Chortle's Fast Fringe on June 26
at Leicester Square Theatre >>
New clips from John-Luke Roberts, the Woolly Actors; Guild, David
Mitchell, Ricky Gervais, the Oxford Revue and more
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
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