Veteran comic Ted Robbins collapsed on stage during Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights revival show tonight. Reports say the 59-year-old was the middle of a solo performance show and appeared to clutch his chest before collapsing. The show was drawn to a close and the Manchester Arena audience told the rest of the performance was cancelled.

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS could be hitting the road again – with some new material.

An American remake of BBC Three comedy Cuckoo is back on the cards.

A comedy audience were stunned after an open mic comic punched the compere in the face.

TICKETS have gone on sale for the first events at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Documentaries about the psychology of stand-up are proving a hit at the Sundance Film Festival.

Plans for a movie version of Jack Whitehall's sitcom Bad Education have reportedly taken another step forward.

Suberbob – a film starring stand-up Brett Goldstein as a very British superhero – has won a top award at the London Comedy Film Festival.

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