The British Comedy Awards had a distinctly Irish feel last night as Moon Boy, Graham Norton, Brendan O’Carroll and Aisling Bea all scooped awards. Meanwhile Jack Whitehall was crowned ‘king of comedy’ for the third successive year based on a public vote, prompting Stewart Lee to shout: ‘Shame!’ at the stage. But Whitehall was among many of the comedians not at the event to collect a prize.

Bill Cosby will not be charged over allegations he molested a 15-year-old girl in 1974.

Scottish comedy show Burnistoun is returning – for a live show.

Fred Macaulay is to be axed from his BBC Radio Scotland slot after 17 years on air.

Elaine C Smith’s first stand-up tour in a decade is to captured for a TV documentary.

Channel 4 has bought the rights to hit US sitcom The Goldbergs.

Mark Watson is to embark on another of his marathon stand-up shows – this time lasting 27 hours.

Bernarnd Manning’s comedy club, The Embassy, has been put up for sale.

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