Jason Manford is to front a Dragon’s Den-style TV show in which ordinary people invest in business ideas. In The Money Pit, which is being made for the Dave channel, members of the public will invest between £100 and £20,000 in businesses established by entrepreneurs, inventors, tradespeople and artisans. The broadcaster said: ‘The show taps into the popular trend of crowd-funding, bringing it to life in an intense, arena-style setting that will see rivalries develop between strong-willed investors who fancy themselves able to spot the next big thing and entrepreneurs fighting for funds.

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON is to appear on America's Got Talent.

More than 100 walkers yesterday watched the UK's highest ever comedy gig, which took place at 3,196ft on the summit of of Ben Lomond.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years on the air.

The PBH Free Fringe has apparently ruled out a compromise to resolve the ‘free-asco’ over the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.

A deal has been tabled that could solve the chaos surrounding the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The comedy week ahead…Sunday May 24TV: The 26th series of The Simpsons, likely to be the last starring Harry Shearer, wraps up with an episode in which Lisa spearheads a campaign to turn Springfield Elementary into a more innovative and nurturing environment.

Yesterday we reported on the bitter dispute over between rival organisations Freestival and PBH’s Free Fringe over who will progamme the Cowgatehead in Edinburgh for the forthcoming festival – a row that threatens scores of comedy shows that have already paid to be in the official brochure.

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