Armando Iannucci is to be given an honour by Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival. The Glaswegian will be named comedy writer of the year for his work on Veep, as he prepares to step down after four Emmy award–winning seasons. His accolade comes as the festival unveils its line-up today, including Brits Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr, Omid Djalili, Danny Bhoy and Gina Yashere.

The comedy week ahead.

A statue of Richard Pryor has finally been unveiled in his home town of Peoria.

Red Dwarf is to return for two new series, TV channel Dave has announced.

FOOTAGE from a lost episode of influential comedy series Do Not Adjust Your Set has emerged online.

Marlon Davis has revealed how he blacked up for his first stand-up gig - despite being black.

• 'People who start doing stand-up are very crazy.

The BBC’s decision to premiere Peter Kay’s Car Share on iPlayer before its TV broadcast seems to have done it no harm in the ratings.

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