Susan Calman is to star in her own Radio 4 sitcom. Sisters is a four-part series which also marks the writing debut of the News Quiz regular. Calman said: 'I'm delighted to be working with Radio 4 on my sitcom.

It's a fact most comedians probably already realise, but making an emotional connection with an audience can be more important than the actual jokes.

Dapper Laughs, the internet comic who styles himself as the ‘ultimate lad’, has landed his own ITV2 series.

Johnny Vegas has delved into his family's criminal past for a new ITV series.

Adam Riches is to star in his first sitcom, as a failing stand-up who moves to Sweden.

Edinburgh Fringe

Fast Fringe

Friday August 1

Line-up: Sammy J, Al Lubel, Beasts, Thom Tuck, Simon Feilder, Ellie Taylor, Alfie Brown, Short & Curly, Sean McLoughlin, Michael Fabbri, Laurence Owen, Chelsea Manders, MC Ed Gamble 18:40 Pleasance Dome. Tickets.

Laugh track

What music do you come on to and why?

A song called Ruins by little-known Australian djent-metal band Circles. Like them I am fairly niche and not particularly appealing to girls. Thankfully though, I am not Australian. Simon Feilder, Pleasance Courtyard, 20:30

The Big Ask

What's your favourite of sandwich including type of bread?
Loving chorizo and avoiding carbs. So probably just chorizo on its own. Great sandwich.

If you could smell of anything all the time what would it be?
Scotland in the rain is pretty decent.

What's your favourite accent on a human?
Scottish. Not enough of them on the telly at the moment in my opinion. *clears throat*

Live Comedy

Gig Of The Day

Dorking Halls

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

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Simon Amstell

Birmingham Town Hall

Friday 20th Feb From 20:00

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