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Miles Jupp is to be the new host of Radio 4’s News Quiz, the BBC has announced. The comedian will take over from Sandi Toksvig – whose last show aired on Friday – from September 17. Jupp, who first appeared as a panellist on the show in 2009, said: ‘It is a massive honour to follow in the footsteps of Barrys Norman and Took, of Simon Hoggart and the delectable Sandi Toksvig and be asked to take on this role.

Roy Chubby Brown has called off a performance tomorrow night after undergoing an operation.

JACK WHITEHALL's Bad Education movie has been given a UK release date of August 21.

Comedy competitions have just gone global – as a hunt has been launched for the world's funniest comedian.

The Pajama Men have shot their first feature film.

BBC Three’s comedy budget is to be slashed by a quarter when it moves online.

Simon Day’s prog-rocker Brian Pern is returning to the BBC.

Radio 4 has confirmed a batch of new comedy shows to air this autumn.

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