Richard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for a show about being the victim of sexual assault. Welling up with emotion as he collected he award, he said: ‘The darkness that came over me. .

John Cleese has been offered the starring role in a new BBC sitcom.

BBC Two is to launch a new topical satire show – but created by ‘real people’, not comedians.

• Comedian Will Mars wasn’t happy with his two-star Chortle review this Fringe, he decided he’d just award himself five stars, attribute them to made-up website Chortle.

TV comedy is too bland – and needs quotas to ensure more diversity, Frankie Boyle has said.

Edinburgh Fringe

Unforgettable five

Joey Pages's most memorable gigs

'I say "stage"... it was a door on house bricks'

Not a bucket

What do you collect your donations in?

Stuart Goldsmith: A champagne bucket because I think it's classy Liquid Room Annexe, 15:45

Live Comedy

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