Spencer Jones has won the awards for best Edinburgh Fringe show AND best performer – as voted for by fellow comedians. The comic, whose show was titled The Herbert In Proper Job, said of doing the double: ‘I’m proper happy, though part of me thinks it’s a wind-up from my mates. ’ The Comedians’ Choice Award for best person went to comic Michael Legge, who organised a #sellthisgigout campaign to ensure overlooked comedians had at least one packed performance.

Al Murray could star in a sitcom in which his Pub Landlord creation becomes an MP.

Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe.

Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey have joined the cast of the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic.

The winners of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The frontrunners have been announced for the comedians' choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

• Comedian Bobby Mair has pranked Katie Hopkins – taking the money he got from appearing on her TLC show Katie Hopkins Vs.

John Sessions, Shane Richie and Sally Phillips are to star in a new drama about the making of Dad’s Army.

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