Stewart Lee is to publish a new book next August. Content Provider will feature a selection of Lee's newspaper columns and articles with annotations, foot-notes and some new material. The book will be published by Faber, whose publishing director Hannah Griffiths said: 'We are incredibly proud to have signed this new book from Stew, who continues his reign as the most thought-provoking and intelligent stand-up at work today.

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Tony Blair performed stand-up comedy – but admits he was 'really dire'.

BBC Two has commissioned a new comedy entertainment show based around namesakes called Insert Name Here to be fronted by Sue Perkins.

BBC Trustees have formally approved the plans to move BBC Three online from February.

John Cleese has vowed that he will never work for the BBC again.

Paul Merton has adapted Spike Milligan’s classic absurdist play The Bed-sitting Room for the radio.

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