Joan Rivers has been rushed to the hospital after she stopped breathing during a minor medical procedure. Gossip website TMZ reported that the 81-year-old comedian was undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords in a clinic when the incident happened. The site says Rivers was rushed to hospital after a 911 emergency call was placed and arrived in critical condition.

BOTH seasons of The Green Room with Paul Prozenza – the comedians' round-table chat show that aired on Showtime in the US – have been made available legally in the UK for the first time.

Ricky Gervais has lost out on winning an Emmy for Derek to Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.

Comedians Bec Hill and Will Franken are among the winners of the first Barry Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Edinburgh Fringe has recorded another box office record this year – with 2.

The comedy week ahead.

Frankie Boyle has launched a typically forthright attack on risk-averse TV commissioners, toothless middle-class satire and the lack of women on panel shows.

THE WINNERS of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Live Comedy

Gig Of The Day

Neil Hamburger

Soho Theatre

From 21:30

Book now

Simon Amstell

Salford Lowry

Sunday 15th Feb From 20:00

Book now