A Canadian comedian has been ordered to pay just over £20,000 ($35,000) for making jokes at the expense of a disabled teenager. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Mike Ward violated Jérémy Gabriel’s rights when he insulted him as part of his stand-up set. Gabriel was born with a skull deformity called Treacher Collins syndrome.

• 'Critics have knocked me for targeting society's lowest common denominator I believe that television was, and still is, the only medium that can truly reach society's lowest common denominator and entertain those people who maybe can't afford a movie or a play.

Here is the first picture of Jack Whitehall on the set of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline And Fall.

BBC Three has dropped Siblings after two series.

Brian Pern actor Simon Day is to star in a new play, set backstage at Waiting For Godot.

Comedians and activists including Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee and Reginald D Hunter are to read out loud the entire Chilcot Report into the Iraq War.

Alan Partridge's new book is to be called Nomad and released on October 20, it has been announced.

Stand-up and podcaster  Matt Forde is to front a new political comedy series for Dave called Unspun.

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