Hugh Dennis is to go from the middle-class family comedy of Outnumbered –  to a sitcom set in a dominatrix's dungeon. In Slaving Away, he plays the ageing Brigader Cartwight, who regularly goes for S&M sessions featuring a ‘hard spanking’ with his old matron’s wooden ruler, before being trampled onThe script was written by real-life sex worker turned comedian, Miranda Kane, who also stars as 'the other sitcom Miranda'. Kane used to earn up to £2,000 as Melody, who at more than 21 stone claimed to be Britain's largest escort.

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OUTNUMBERED will return for one-off specials, star Hugh Dennis believes.

Roy Chubby Brown has called off a performance tomorrow night after undergoing an operation.

JACK WHITEHALL's Bad Education movie has been given a UK release date of August 21.

Comedy competitions have just gone global – as a hunt has been launched for the world's funniest comedian.

The Pajama Men have shot their first feature film.

BBC Three’s comedy budget is to be slashed by a quarter when it moves online.

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