The BBC will not be renewing Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. BBC funding cuts have been blamed for the decision, forcing the comedy department to concentrate on scripted shows. All the other stand-up on TV is made by the corporation’s entertainment department which, Lee said: ‘I am sure you will agree, isn’t me.

'Trailblazing' comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson will be honoured with a Bafta Fellowship at the awards on Sunday.

A new backpacking comedy-drama written by Tom Basden and starring Tim Key is to be screened in the US.

Bill Bailey is writing a sitcom set in a safari park.

Katy Brand has moved into TV production, joining Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman as a comedy development consultant.

Comedian Rosie Wilby has signed a deal to write her first book, entitled Is Monogamy Dead?Combining memoir and sociology, it is described as a 'mix of humour, heartache and science, putting 21st Century relationships under the microscope'.

Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy festival is launching a fortnight-long event in London featuring Jim Jefferies, Gina Yashere, Piff The Magic Dragon and more.

The Blues Brothers are set to be reborn – as animated characters.

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