Walliams alight and Brand does community service: the last 24 hours in comedy
Andrew Mickel27 July 2012
The last day of normality before EVERY story ends up being Olympic-themed...
As the eyes of the world await Danny Boyle's take on the entire history of Britain's culture we've had a few other things happen in the world. Such as....
- David Walliams carried the Olympic torch, which is nice. Daily Mail
- In increasingly-difficult-to-keep-up-with Russell Brand news, he's doing community service for having thrown a photographer's iPhone out of a window. Reuters
- Richard Ayoade was on a podcast for an hour, which we're flagging because this link contains some of the most effective polo shirt wearing we've ever seen. The Velvet Onion
- There's a very interesting piece on Sky's newest comedy – a description it will get to hold for about a week – Gates on Andrew Collins blog. We can tell it's a lady comedy because it's on Sky Living and contains Tom Ellis, FYI. Never Knowingly Underwhelmed
- Most stand-up on American TV is by white males, according to this demographics scorecard. No scores on how unwatchable it is due to whooping, ad breaks and Jay Leno, alas. The Comic's Comic
- In an advertorial that someone's surely going to be asking for their money back from, Eddie Izzard is redubbed 'Eddy' by the Standard.
- And Greenbelt Festival has announced its line-up for 24-27 August at Cheltenham Racecourse (why are there always festivals at Cheltenham Racecourse) featuring James Acaster, Robin Ince, The Behemoth, Mike Wozniak and Frank Skinner. Greenbelt Festival
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