Adrian Edmondson says he finds stand-up ‘immensely dull’ – and doesn’t understand the appeal. ‘I don’t know why people bother going to watch it, he said in an interview with today’s Observer: ‘You can have wittier conversation around a dinner table. ’Edmondson says he never considered himself a comedian and said he doesn’t know what people are thinking when they attend gigs.

HONOR BLACKMAN will be making a guest appearance in the second series of Gold’s sitcom, You, Me & Them.

There's just one week to go in the annual competition to find the best new Christmas cracker joke run by TV channel Gold.

Radio 4's long-serving comedy commissioner Caroline Raphael is to stand down.

MICHAEL GAMBON has signed up as the voice of the Bad Robots in E4's new hidden camera programme of that name.

He is the rapper who hacked off his own penis with a steak knife… and now he has started on a new career: stand-up comedy.

The comedy week ahead.

Russell Brand is working on a documentary about global economics.

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