Adrian Edmondson says he finds stand-up ‘immensely dull’ – and doesn’t understand the appeal. ‘I don’t know why people bother going to watch it, he said in an interview with today’s Observer: ‘You can have wittier conversation around a dinner table. ’Edmondson says he never considered himself a comedian and said he doesn’t know what people are thinking when they attend gigs.

The comedy week ahead.

Russell Brand is working on a documentary about global economics.

• ‘If someone needs to be urinated on, I am happy to do that,’ Chelsea Handler, after a video of Jason Biggs urinating on her emerged online:• Jo Brand’s dad Ronald wrote a book called Falsework and Access Scaffolds in Tubular Steel.

Chris Addison’s comedy Trying Again has been dropped by Sky Living.

Rufus Hound has left the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

An autopsy has revealed that Joan Rivers was sedated before she died of low blood oxygen during a medical procedure.

America is going to have another bash at remaking the IT Crowd.

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