Sky 1 has  commissioned a sixth series of Trollied – with Rufus Hound joining the cast. He will play ‘an intolerable new food rep’ called Duncan Trench who clashes with area manager over a ‘war on sugar’.   Also joining the fantastic cast is former Coronation Street and Strictly star Georgia  May Foote, who plays the unstable Holly, one side of a love triangle.

Delta Airlines is editing a Chris Rock comedy special on its in-flight entertainment systems after a passenger complained about the comedian’s use of the word ‘faggot’.

A new stage play has been created based around Radio 4 comedy characters Hamish and Dougal.

Richard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for a show about being the victim of sexual assault.

LIVE At The Apollo is to return for six more episodes and a Christmas special, to be recorded at the London venue in October, Names of the stand-ups taking part in the 12th series have not yet been released, but free tickets are available here.

John Cleese has been offered the starring role in a new BBC sitcom.

BBC Two is to launch a new topical satire show – but created by ‘real people’, not comedians.

• Comedian Will Mars wasn’t happy with his two-star Chortle review this Fringe, he decided he’d just award himself five stars, attribute them to made-up website Chortle.

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