Tony Blair performed stand-up comedy – bit admits he was 'really dire'. The former Prime Minister tried his hand at being comedian during his time at St John's College, Oxford – the same period when he was also in a rock band called Ugly Rumours. Blair made the confession when he appeared on stage alongside comedian Matt Forde – a former Labour party aide – last night.

Count Arthur Strong is to return to Radio 4 for a Christmas special.

John Cleese is to bring Fawlty Towers to the stage.

French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala has been sentenced to two months jail for racist and antisemitic comments made on stage.

Nikki Stone and Doc Brown are to help bring classical music to life in a new film for BBC TwoTen Pieces II is described as 'an exciting and immersive family film that mixes a star-studded cast with magical animation, live action and stunning close-up performance'.

Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms venue will be back under old management for next year's Fringe.

Australian comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola are to make a new sitcom about a struggling estate agency.

Rufus Hound is to make his debut with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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