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Jack Dee, Harry Hill, Romesh Ranganathan and former EastEnders actor Michelle Collins are set to star in a new sitcom described as 'The Vicar of Dibley meets The Thick of It'. Set in a local council, The Mayoress has been written by Brenda Gilhooly, creator of 1990s comedy character Gayle Tuesday, the 'Page Three Stunner', and a writer on Harry Hill's TV Burp. And she will next week launch a crowdfunding campaign, with an ambitious £75,000 target, to get it made.

A new backpacking comedy-drama written by Tom Basden and starring Tim Key is to be screened in the US.

Bill Bailey is writing a sitcom set in a safari park.

Katy Brand has moved into TV production, joining Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman as a comedy development consultant.

Comedian Rosie Wilby has signed a deal to write her first book, entitled Is Monogamy Dead?Combining memoir and sociology, it is described as a 'mix of humour, heartache and science, putting 21st Century relationships under the microscope'.

Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy festival is launching a fortnight-long event in London featuring Jim Jefferies, Gina Yashere, Piff The Magic Dragon and more.

The Blues Brothers are set to be reborn – as animated characters.

Jack Dee is to play a hired killer.

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