Yonderland star Simon Farnaby is making a film about a hopeless golfer who blagged his way into the British Open, Chortle can reveal. The Phantom Of The Open is based on the story of Maurice Flitcroft, who gatecrashed the 1976 competition by pretending to be a professional, despite having never played 18 holes on a proper course. In his qualifier he scored 49 over par at the Formby links, and has been dubbed ‘the world's worst golfer’ and ‘Don Quixote with a nine iron’.

This week's best comedy shows on demand.

PETER KAY is to be a guest judge on the final of BBC One’s Let It Shine tonight.

Brett Goldstein has landed a regular role in a new US sitcom.

Netflix has signed 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan to make a new stand-up special.

Mackenzie Crook comedy Detectorists looks set to return, one of its stars has hinted.

• 'When people go to a comedy show, there's an expectation that they wanna forget about things, but fuck that, you've got cats on YouTube now, you can watch that you lazy pricks.

BBC Three is releasing a new short-form comedy series about a relationship between two millennials.

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