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Fresh Meat star Tony Gardner has revealed that he contracted the Zika virus while shooting Death In Paradise. The actor – and former doctor – also claims that the BBC's crime comedy-drama, which films on the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, could be connected to 'quite a lot' of the 265 cases of Zika in the UK since the global outbreak began in 2015. Gardner, who played Professor Tony Shales in Fresh Meat, was shooting a guest role on the popular BBC One show when he was bitten by an infected mosquito.

Harry Secombe’s son Andrew is to follow in his father’s footsteps – by appearing in Hancock’s Half Hour.

Jim Jefferies is making a new series for America’s Comedy Central.

If you know one thing about Dapper Laughs, it’s that he got in hot water for sexist jokes that were accused of promoting ‘rape culture’.

London’s Comedy Cafe is to close at the end of the year, after 26 years in business The venue in Shoreditch, East London, has lost its lease after being gazumped by the owner of ten local bars.

Jon Richardson is to become a One Show host.

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ED BYRNE is to go on tour next year.

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