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Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Catastrophe, just two weeks into its initial run. Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, who wrote and co-star in the comedy about a couple thrown into an accelerated relationship by an unexpected pregnancy, are expected to return next year. The show launched two weeks ago with 800,000 viewers, according to overnight figures, down on Channel 4’s average of 1.

Police have signed up a YouTube comedian Humza Arshad in a bid to combat Muslim radicalisation.

KEVIN BRIDGES is to headline the annual comedy show for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall.

The boss of the Stand comedy clubs will be fighting the next election for the SNP.

Joan Rivers’ daughter has filed a lawsuit against the New York clinic which was treating her mother when she stopped breathing.

Louis CK has been forced to cancel part of his record-breaking run at New York’s Madison Square Garden – because of the weather.

Miranda and Detectorists have been named the best sitcoms of 2014 by the comedy.

CARDINAL BURNS and Trevor Noah will be performing stand-up as part of the Comic Relief telethon on March 13.

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