Sykes, solicitors and skinny people: the last 24 hours in comedy
Andrew Mickel5 July 2012
Tributes for Eric Sykes and London's venue owners do all sorts of weird things...
- Eric Sykes died. The best coverage is in the Telegraph, including this rather touching piece by Laurence Marks and Maurice Grans.
- 20th Century Fox could end up going to the High Court in a case brought by the Glee Clubs, who claim the TV show is breaching the trademark. So many jokes, so many fears of joking about things involving The Law. The Guardian
- Comedy Cafe owner Noel Faulkner has gone off on one about what's wrong with comedy today. It's narrowed down to: arena comedy, the Olympics, Euro 2012, the middle class, the cost of Edinburgh, agents, big stars, the recession, summer, and skinny people. John Fleming
- Ricky Gervais is off on a worldwide tour, while Jack Dee is off on a UK one. The Guardian and Chortle
- And the Midnight Beast's never-ending marketing comes to an end today as the show starts on E4 later with this bafflingly-headlined piece on Digital Spy. Anyone know what swearword would be bleeped to s***k? Digital Spy
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