Susan Calman is writing a book about how she copes with depression. The book, currently titled Cheer Up Love: Further Adventures Of The Crab of Hate, will be her first, and is set to be released by publishers Two Roads in May next year. Calman, whose first sitcom Sisters is currently airing on Radio 4, said: ‘Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression and hopefully people will enjoy reading my particular brand of advice on the subject.

Edinburgh Fringe ticket sales are up by more than five per cent on last year, it has been announced.

Spencer Jones has won the awards for best Edinburgh Fringe show AND best performer – as voted for by fellow comedians.

The comedy week ahead.

Al Murray could star in a sitcom in which his Pub Landlord creation becomes an MP.

Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe.

Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey have joined the cast of the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic.

The winners of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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