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Susan Calman is to host a daytime quiz for BBC One, Chortle can reveal. The Boss requires contestants to cooperate with and betray each other in knockout rounds of strategy and general knowledge. Auditions are beginning for recordings at the BBC's studios at MediaCity in Salford and the comic has postponed tour dates in Keswick, Leicester, Durham and Hove next month.

Performers’ union Equity is trying to clamp down on comedy gigs that don’t pay their acts.

Netflix is to air Katherine Ryan’s latest stand-up show.

A track Tim Minchin wrote about a Catholic cardinal at the centre of a paedophilia scandal has been shortlisted for Australia’s song of the year.

Will & Grace is returning for ten more episodes, it has officially been confirmed.

Sir David Jason is to be the subject of two separate retrospective series on the Gold channel, Chortle can reveal.

FILMING is to begin on the first series of the rebooted Porridge in Salford next month.

The Penny Dreadfuls are releasing two albums of their historical comedy plays.

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