A spin-off from classic political sitcom The New Statesman could be on the cards – three years after the death of its star Rik Mayall. Writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran are developing a sequel called The B'Stard Legacy. They say that their show is 'what the world needs in the time of the alt-right and Fake News'.

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are to receive this year's Aardman Slapstick Comedy Legend Award.

Sarah Silverman is entering the topical comedy talk show game.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge could bag her first Bafta – or two – for Fleabag.

The BBC is honouring Felix Dexter by setting up a bursary in his honour.

Here are all the People’s Choice winners from the various heats of the Chortle Student Comedy Award.

Simon Amstell, Dara O Briain and Katherine Ryan have been announced as the comedy headliners for this year's Latitude Festival.

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