Jason Manford is to star in a brand new UK tour of The Producers. The comic will play downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom in his first ever musical theatre UK tour – although he has previously appeared in Sweeney Todd in the West End alongside Michael Ball. Manford said: ‘I’m so thrilled to be starring in my favourite musical of all time.

They must surely have know what to expect when they booked Jimmy Carr as host.

Glasgow comic Limmy has been nominated for two Scottish Baftas.

American stand-up Bill Burr is making an animated series for Netflix.

Steve Coogan is to step into the shoes of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on a planned new comedy.

Two long-lost episodes of Monty Python precursor At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered in Sir David Frost’s personal archives.

Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero is suing The Simpsons for a staggering $250million – claiming they ripped off his wiseguy character for one of Fat Tony's henchmen.

Kirsty Wark is to present a BBC comedy show.

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