BBC Three is to make a full series of Josh Widdicombe’s flatshare sitcom following the success of an iPlayer pilot. It is one of a number of commissions the channel has announced today, including a series from another Comedy Feed, Fried; a romantic comedy written by and starring Jonny Sweet; and the Naked Gun-style show Top Coppers. Six half-hour episodes of Josh have been commissioned based on a 15-minute online pilot.

The nominees for this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced.

Channel 4 have commissioned a pilot from sketch trio Wittank.

Channel 4 is to make a second pilot of a comedy science show fronted by Adam Hills.

James Corden and Mathew Baynton are to make a Christmas special of The Wrong Mans.

Edinburgh Fringe

The Big Ask

What's the secret of a happy work-life balance?
I remind myself that none of this matters, because we're all going to die, so stop worrying about reviews, awards, etc, and just enjoy the fact that you are surviving financially doing one of the most amazing jobs ever.

Describe why you can't stand a particular comic, without identifying them.
Doing Comedians' Cinema Club, where I get two comedians dropping out a day, has taught me that all comics are bastards. I hate all of them. Myself included.

What will the Fringe look like in ten years?
Hopefully somewhere warmer. Or much shorter; like a week long! Or cancelled. Just cancel it. It's too expensive. Too many hills. Always f***ing rains! So many of us agree it's too long. Who do we talk to so it can be at shorter? (Seriously)

Eric Lampaert is staging a special Robin Williams Comedians' Cinema Club at 2.15pm on Saturday at Just The Tonic Community Project. Proceeds to mental health charity Mind.

Live Comedy

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