Ricky Gervais is to write, direct and star in a new movie about an arrogant radio journalist. Eric Bana will take the lead role in Special Correspondent, about a reporter who fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Manhattan. The movie – described as a satirical comedy drama – is scheduled to commence shooting in Vancouver and New York in the spring of 2015.

VIC REEVES is to appear in BBC One drama Inspector George Gently.

Comedy radio station Fubar has turned to crowd funding to raise £25,000.

The line-ups for the new series of Live At The Apollo have been confirmed.

She has enjoyed a 30-year career in comedy, but Helen Lederer has admitted she gets so scared of performing that she'll need hypnotherapy before her upcoming book tour.

Frankie Boyle and Nigel Farage have traded insults on Twitter as the row over stand-up Andrew Lawrence’s anti-immigration and anti-BBC rant snowballed.

Stand-up Andrew Lawrence says he’s been the victim of a witch-hunt over his views on immigration and the ‘surreal diversity targets’ of the BBC.

Finnish comedian Ismo Leikola has been named the Funniest Person in the World.

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