Sketch show Radio Active is to return to Radio 4 after an almost 30-year absence. Angus Deayton,  Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson-Wood and Philip Pope will be returning to the spoof commercial radio station for a one-off special. It will be recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe, where the team are reuniting from next week, Chortle can reveal.

Tape Face has made it to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent.

MARIA BAMFORD'S comedy series Lady Dynamite has been renewed for a second series.

Radio 4 has commissioned a third series of It’s A Fair Cop from policeman-turned comedian Alfie Moore.

Comedians including Vic Reeves, Katherine Ryan and Sally Phillips will be sharing their child-raising tips in a new series called Parenting For Kids.

Free Fringe overlord Peter Buckley Hill is dictating which flyerers comedians  at his Edinburgh venues can use.

John Cleese is to give his only British stage performance of the year year to help Bristol’s Slapstick Festival of vintage comedy.

The guests have been named for Dara O Briain’s new videogame show, Go 8 Bit.

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