Adrian Edmondson says he finds stand-up ‘immensely dull’ – and doesn’t understand the appeal. ‘I don’t know why people bother going to watch it, he said in an interview with today’s Observer: ‘You can have wittier conversation around a dinner table. ’Edmondson says he never considered himself a comedian and said he doesn’t know what people are thinking when they attend gigs.

MICHAEL GAMBON has signed up as the voice of the Bad Robots in E4's new hidden camera programme of that name.

He is the rapper who hacked off his own penis with a steak knife… and now he has started on a new career: stand-up comedy.

The comedy week ahead.

Russell Brand is working on a documentary about global economics.

• ‘If someone needs to be urinated on, I am happy to do that,’ Chelsea Handler, after a video of Jason Biggs urinating on her emerged online:• Jo Brand’s dad Ronald wrote a book called Falsework and Access Scaffolds in Tubular Steel.

Chris Addison’s comedy Trying Again has been dropped by Sky Living.

Rufus Hound has left the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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