Channel 4 has dropped Stand-Up For The Week after five series. The last episode ran almost two years ago and now the broadcaster has confirmed to Chortle that ‘there are currently no plans to bring back the series. ’It launched in 2010, hosted by Patrick Kielty and with a team of regulars including Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges, Andi Osho and Rich Hall.

Ricky Gervais has been left stunned after censors gave the Derek DVD an 18 certificate.

Fifteen up-and-coming comedy writers are to be mentored by the BBC.

RORY McGRATH has announced his first ever solo tour.

Joel Dommett has joined the team of Sky 1's new music and comedy show Bring The Noise.

Sacha Baron Cohen has set up a new production company, backed by Channel 4.

Dapper Laughs has slammed comedians for not coming to his defence in the row that cost him his TV series.

David Baddiel, Nicholas Parsons, Isy Suttie, Phill Jupitus, Jon Holmes and Bob Servant are among the names appearing at this year's Chortle Comedy Book Festival.

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Frankie Boyle

Reading Hexagon

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Harry Enfield

Liverpool Echo Arena and Auditorium

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