The top five touring stand-ups sell more tickets than every other comedian put together. That’s the result of a comprehensive study of the live comedy industry that reveals the extent to which audiences play it safe. Half the people who go to comedy say they would not to pay to see someone live who they hadn't seen on TV, according to to the research by Ticketmaste Two-thirds of comedy-goers say they would rather go to a big comedy tour with a famous comedian rather than a smaller event with mostly unknowns.

Harry Hill is to make his acting debut for BBC One in Professor Branestaw, a family film adapted from the classic series of children's books.

American TV series Drunk History – in which inebriated comics recount stories from the past – is to be remade for the UK, with Jimmy Carr as the narrator.

HUGH DENNIS is joining the cast of Not Going Out.

The story that Andy Kaufman faked his own death 30 years ago has been revived by his pal.

THE character killed off by The Simpsons has been revealed –largely to the disappointment of fans.

Production is about to start on Comedy Central’s new sitcom Mummy’s Boys, following a successful pilot.

John Cleese says he felt ‘no trace of excitement’ at being on stage for the Monty Python farewell gigs earlier this year.

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