Jack Whitehall is shooting a travel show with his father Michael for Netflix, Chortle can reveal. The pair, who previously made two series of the BBC chatshow Backchat together, are embarking on a six-week trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam tomorrow, the day after the comedian's At Large tour ends. Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father will follow the comic as he finishes the gap year he began in 2009, when a friend's motorcycle accident and his place in the Laughing Horse new act competition final prompted him to leave India after a couple of weeks.

Benefit Cosmetics has ended is sponsorship of the Funny Women Awards after five years.

Scott Redmond won the first heat of this year's Chortle Student Comedy Award in Glasgow on Thursday night – performing half of his set as Elvis Presley.

The producers of the Oscars have been accused of ripping off Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

Nish Kumar is piloting a spoof news show for BBC Two with the creators of parody website The Daily Mash.

Adam Buxton is to go camping on the wilds of Dartmoor for a new Channel 4 show.

Romesh Ranganathan is to become the curator of the next series of Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity, Chortle can reveal.

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