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Radio 4 has announces a raft of new comedy shows featuring names such as Matt Berry, Meera Syal, Richard Herring, Sara Pascoe and Rhys James. They are: Rhys James Is…The comedian uses a blend of live stand-up, sketch and poetry to explore the idea of identity, interviewing those in his childhood who made him into the man-boy-child he is today. He said: ‘I am both incredibly excited and deeply terrified that I've had this show commissioned.

BBC Two is to launch a new topical satire show – but created by ‘real people’, not comedians.

• Comedian Will Mars wasn’t happy with his two-star Chortle review this Fringe, he decided he’d just award himself five stars, attribute them to made-up website Chortle.

TV comedy is too bland – and needs quotas to ensure more diversity, Frankie Boyle has said.

Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and James Buckley are to reunite with the co-creator of the youth TV hit for a new BBC Two comedy.

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