Mark Watson’s 27-hour show came to an end at midnight last night, raising more than £78,000 for Comic Relief. Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Saunders, Tim Minchin, Miranda Hart and Russell Brand were among those who got involved in the marathon shenanigan. X-Files star Anderson shaved comedian Tiernan Douieb's back (with hummus), Saunders brought her whippet along, and Minchin cut the hair of willing volunteers.

Channel 4 has released its latest batch of online Comedy Blaps, including a series from Sam Simmons.

David Baddiel is to write the scripts for the Thunderbirds reboot.

Peter Kay’s new TV series Car Share is to make its premiere in front of a theatre audience.

Scottish sketch show Burnistoun is to return for the first time in almost three years, for a one-off special.

JONGLEURS has found a new home in Leeds just days after Chortle reported that its existing venue was to close.

Rapper-turned-comic Doc Brown is to co-star in the new David Brent movie, Ricky Gervais has announced.

Sky 1 has ordered a second series of comedy-facutal show 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy.

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