Good afternoon, and welcome to your weekly round-up of
comedy news stories from the week from Chortle.co.uk. As
always, for more – plus listings of thousands of forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
A festival organiser who booked Tim
Minchin has failed to back the comedian when some ticket-holders
complained about his ‘blasphemous’ act. >>
The first trailer for the American version of The Inbetweeners has been
released – and already the internet has decided it hates the
Eddie Izzard has become an associate director of Crystal Palace, the
football club he supported as a child.
Comedians Phil Butler, John Fothergill and Andy Askins have received
medals for entertaining the troops. >>
Des Bishop is to spend a year in China, where he aims to learn enough
Mandarin to perform a stand-up gig to native speakers. >>
BBC Four is making a series in which the over-60s tell jokes straight
to camera. >>
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Don't bribe the reviewers... bribe everyone! >>
Milo McCabe: Was it such a good idea to do an Edinburgh show with my
Daniel Tosh should not have apologised >>
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An interview with Robin Ince in which he talks comedy – and being
bullied by Ricky Gervais. Courtes of Mustard magazine.
We start a new series of 10x10 – ten lists of Edinburgh shows that have
caught our eye so far – with 10 overseas acts >>
A sneak preview of E4's new hidden camera show Celebrity Bedlam; Simon
Munnery recalls Malcolm Hardee, a sketch from The Dawson
Brothers, Jonny and the Baptists live at Latitude and more.
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Don't forget to book tickets for our Student Comedy Award final -
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hundreds, and MC Mark Watson for just £8 (£6 concs). >>
What do Alan Davies, Ricky Gervais,
Reginald D. Hunter, Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey, Dom Joly,
Jack Whitehall and Micky Flanagan have in common?
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