Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns is making a four-part series for Radio 4. The comic – who starts a run of 21 dates at London's Soho Theatre this week – will explore the comedy of boredom in the new shows. The series has previously been described as being inspired by by Hancock’s Half Hour, and will feature his odd stage persona.

TodayLIVE IN MANCHESTER: As the Labour conference comes to town, Eddie Izzard is joined by Phill Jupitus, Ian Stone, Sara Pascoe and host Stephen K Amos at a party fundraiser at the Opera House.

• 'I met Paul Chuckle of the Chuckle Brothers and I absolutely lost my shit.

Comedy star Nick Frost is to appear in the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed.

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are to present a new entertainment series on UKTV Dave.

Peter Kay has been reportedly cast to play Danny Baker’s dad in a sitcom based on the broadcaster’s memoirs.

It’s not the most common occupational hazard of being a stand-up… but one comedian suffered bruised pride when she fell off stage during a gig last week.

The documentary about Malcolm Hardee’s legendary Tunnel Club is to get a rare screening as part of the Greenwich Comedy Festival next week.

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