Calling Conservative MP Philip Davies a ‘toad-faced hypocrite’ is perfectly all right, according to the BBC Trust. The Tory lodged a complaint after Russell Howard mocked him during two episodes of Good News, also calling him an ‘arsehole’ a ‘wanker’ a ‘windbag and a ‘shit for brains’. But the Trust ruled against him.

Garth Merenghi creator Matthew Holness is returning to TV with a new horror-comedy short.

THE campaign to erect a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town of Bury has reached its £20,000 target – but the comedian's brother Chris Foote Wood is now seeking a further £10,000 to transport the solid bronze statue and fix it in place.

A tribute has been unveiled in Cleethorpes to a variety hall comedian who remains a star across much of Europe nearly 50 years after his death.

Boy Meets Girl, the first British comedy to feature a transgender star, has been axed.

Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson said he was glad he didn't know about Caroline Aherne's cancer, as it would have been 'too painful' to work with her.

Jo Brand has written her first film - about a Morrissey-loving schizophrenic.

Nick Clegg is to guest host Have I Got News for You.

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