The last 24 hours in comedy: June 13 2012
Tim Clark13 June 2012
Today's update includes BBC Three's comedy rollout, Evesham Comedy Festival, Mick Perrin's flippin secrets and student crushes on Russell Howard
- Here's a new BBC Three comedy that is notable either because it stars Greg Davies (Comedy.co.uk), Andy Samburg (Hollywood Reporter) or is being made by ex-The Office exec Ash Atalla (Broadcast). Either way: the new BBC Three comedy rollout continues apace...
- (COINCIDENTALLY can you believe we live in an age where Helen Baxendale is playing the mother to late-teenage girls?)
- Continuing to carve out his niche as 'man who doesn't do much but make grand pronouncements about things every once in a while' – perhaps the recent Jubilee spirit is making him angle for Prince Charles' job – Stephen Fry is calling on the British Museum to send the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. SSP
- No need to wank in the stationery cupboard in shame: do it in the corridor with pride! (Russell Howard is a popular student crush, is the relevant news story.) MTV
- The bloke behind lots of the Mighty Boosh's 'look' has a new exhibition which has been excellently covered over here, as one would expect. The Velvet Onion
- The award-winning John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is back and tickets are available here. BBC Tickets
- Festivals! Comedy! Evesham has one now, populated by your favourite funny sonograms like Tom Deacon and Matt Richardson. Evesham Observer
- Read a bit about Mick Perrin's business secrets in a strange flipbook magazine over here, starting on page 14. Business First
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- The Daily Mail guide to feigning outrage about comedy
- Tim Minchin heading to Greenwich Comedy Festival 2011
- Richard Herring to launch paid video podcasts
- Shaun of the Dead lives again - thanks to Edgar Wright
- Rory McGrath arrested over assault
- The Thick Of It heads to U.S. as Armando Iannucci pens show for HBO
- Richard Herring kept awake ahead of Latitude show by 'gaylords'
- Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience gets second series
- The Cutting Room Floor: Peacock & Gamble on the ideas they haven't done
- Stewart Lee launches scathing attack on Edinburgh Comedy Festival's 'Comedy God' poll