A comic is at the centre of a bullying storm after calling a fellow stand-up ‘fat’ and ‘smelly’ in a televised routine. Ari Shaffir mentioned the relatively unknown Damienne Merlina by name during his Comedy Central special, Passive Aggressive, which aired in the States on Friday. In routine called Annoying People, he tells his audience: ‘I was talking to this girl in Los Angeles, a comedian, her name is Daminenne Merlina.

Sunday March 29LIVE IN LONDON: The new material night at the Backyard in Bethnal Green is called 'Suspiciously Cheap Comedy' for a reason.

Sacha Baron Cohen is back on the Freddie Mercury film.

PATRICK KIELTY is going back on the road for his first stand-up tour in six years.

•'I feel like I've been misogynistic for years and no-one's noticed until now' Jim Jefferies.

Doug Stanhope is returning to the UK for the first time in three years.

The new series of Peep Show and Fresh Meat will be available to O2 customers before anyone else.

THE LAST LEG team are to stage a live version of their hit Channel 4 show.

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