Sacha Baron Cohen is back on the Freddie Mercury film. The Borat star has rejoined the biopic of the Queen singer two years after falling out with Mercury’s bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor over the direction the film will take. But now he is back on board – to write, direct as well as star as the rock icon, who died in 1991 at the age of 45 after contracting Aids.

THE LAST LEG team are to stage a live version of their hit Channel 4 show.

A one-minute comedy short will win one aspiring film-maker six months' of crucial training in the business.

Matt Forde is to host a new political comedy panel show for Absolute radio.

Three Jim Davidson shows were pulled after the comedian was allegedly abusive to theatre staff.

Voting is under way for the People's Choice champion in this year's Chortle Student Comedy Award.

Previously unheard George Carlin recordings are to be released online.

THE nominees for the best comedy writer at this year’s Bafta Craft Awards have been announced.

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