A stage show based on Shaun Of The Dead has been axed because of a dispute over rights. The production has been touring the UK since last year, but its performance at the Hackney Empire in London on Friday was pulled with just a few days' notice after Universal Pictures took legal action. Almost Legal Productions were sent a 'cease and desist' letter – a warning shot that they would be sued should the zom-rom-com go ahead.

The annual competition to find the best modern Christmas cracker jokes has been launched today by UKTV channel Gold.

A woman has given birth six weeks early – after laughing so hard at Michael McIntyre's jokes her waters broke.

DAVID BADDIEL's Radio 4 panel show Don't Make Me Laugh has been commissioned for a second series.

Horrible Histories and Yonderland star Simon Farnaby is piloting a new sitcom promising to 'do for golf clubs what Green Wing did for hospitals'.

Dapper Laughs has complained that the furore around his laddish humour cost him more than £100,000.

The comedy week ahead.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em could be heading for a TV return.

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