Romesh Ranganathan has been named the hardest-working comedian of the year. Last year’s winner of the title, Patrick Monahan, has been pushed down to third, behind Russell Kane. Ranganathan, who is on the road with his Irrational tour, said: ‘This honour not only highlights my work ethic this year, but also the level of neglect of my duties as both a husband and father.

Caroline Aherne died without making a will, it has been revealed today.

Nick Helm’s BBC Three comedy Uncle is to end after the next series.

ANDY PARSONS has announced a new 2017 stand-up tour.

ITV is to pay tribute to Les Dawson in two hour-long shows this Christmas.

Absolute Radio has been rapped after Frank Skinner played an offensive song on his Saturday-morning show.

Amy Schumer has cancelled her Australian and New Zealand stand-up tour at the last minute.

Comedian Dave Johns has won his first major acting award.

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