Charlie Wood comes out fighting against Lee and Shepherd: last 24 hours in comedy
Andrew Mickel17 August 2012
This Underbelly versus The Stand row is going to run and run, isn't it? Fetch the popcorn...
Underbelly's Charlie Wood has come out all-guns blazing against Stewart Lee and Tommy Shepherd's criticism of the Fringe's development, labelling them the 'Rising Damp' of the festivals scene. Actually, it gets quite personal with Shepherd. We give it 'til Sunday for a return salvo. Or a boxing match on the Royal Mile. Guardian
More finger-pointing, this time across the pond: Industry Lady Nikki Finke has suggested Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may have 'sold out' for agreeing to exclusively launch Urban Outfitters products on their shows. If nothing else, it's just weird: imagine if Per Una did all their launches on Have I Got News For You... Deadline
Christopher Guest's new show for BBC Two, Family Tree, will follow Chris O'Dowd as he plays a man who decides to trace his, uh, family tree. Yes, that's right: the BBC have an interesting project on their books! Deadline
Julian Clary went into the Celebrity Big Brother house. Most press seems to be of the 'who are these people? LOL' variety, to which the straightforward answer would be 'your ignorance of pop culture is not my problem'. Radio Times
There's a heckuva photo library for Julia Davis' new Sky Atlantic comedy Hunderby, which looks like a Manderley-ised Downton Abbey. Sky
And 'Keith' 'Lemon' has been fabulously taken to task for pretending his latest trailer has been banned. Ultra Culture
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