Romesh Ranganathan is piloting a semi-autobiographical sitcom for Sky 1. He is currently filming The Reluctant Landlord, which is being directed by The Inbetweeners' Ben Palmer. When Chortle first wrote about the project in 2015, the sitcom focused on a disillusioned criminal barrister who takes over a village pub and is keen to get involved in the community, even if it's 'at odds with his natural predilection for being pretty unsociable' and the locals unwillingness to accept him.

Filming has begun on Roisin Conaty's E4 sitcom GameFace – three years after the pilot aired.

Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters, Motherland, Mum and  Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle are all up for a comedy award.

Norman Lovett is to return to Red Dwarf.

Comedy Central has been rapped for dropping the f-bomb before the 9pm watershed on Christmas Day.

John Oliver and his team picked up a Writer’s Guild Of America gong last night.

Telling the most offensive jokes is way the powerful exert their dominance – and should be stopped.

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