Sam Simmons has won Australia's top live comedy award, the Barry. His absurd show, Spaghetti For Breakfast, was named the funniest at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Simmons is a regular visitor to London and the Edinburgh Fringe, and recently recorded a series of online Comedy Blaps for Chanel 4.

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Friday Night Dinner.

Russell Brand is to appear in a new comedy movie about one man's search for Osama Bin Laden.

Johnny Vegas and Jimmy Cricket are to appear together in a film about a would-be stand-up.

Newcastle’s oldest comedy venue is to close its doors.

Sharon Horgan’s American comedy Divorce has been picked up for a full series by HBO.

COMEDY agents Avalon have taken over the estates of Kenny Everett and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore after buying a rival agency.

Al Murray’s election battle with Nigel Farage is to be turned into a TV show.

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