He is one of the biggest live comedy acts in the UK – but Lee Evans says he’s quitting stand-up at the end of his current tour. ‘This is it,’ he said at a recording of The Jonathan Ross Show. ‘Finished.

Mark Thomas has launched legal action against the Metropolitan Police, claiming they unlawfully spied on him.

Mike Nichols, the former comedian who went on to direct acclaimed movies including The Graduate, Catch-22 and Postcards From The Edge, has died at the age of 83.

BARRY CRYER is to be inducted into the Arqiva Radio Academy Hall of Fame for his work on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue since 1974 and his own sitcom with Graeme Garden You’ll Have Had Your Tea.

Daniel Kitson's play Tree is to get its first full London run next year.

America's NBC network has scrapped a sitcom it was planning with Bill Cosby amid the storm of sexually assault claims.

MICHAEL McINTYRE is to host a festival special for BBC One.

The full extent of the life-threatening injuries 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan suffered in a road accident have been revealed by his lawyer.

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