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Wed 23 April 2014

TV review: Derek | Julian Hall on the return of Ricky Gervais' docu-sitcom

TV review: Derek

Julian Hall on the return of Ricky Gervais' docu-sitcom

23/04/2014 … Broad Hill care home is an idyll by comparison to some residences for the elderly, but in the second season of this docu-sitcom Ricky Gervais sharpens the enemy within.

Wed 16 April 2014

'He reminds me of Homer Simpson' | Warren United's stars talk about the new ITV animation

'He reminds me of Homer Simpson'

Warren United's stars talk about the new ITV animation

16/04/2014 … The new animated sitcom, Warren United, revolves around Warren Kingsley, an overweight kitchen salesman, family man and fervent fan of struggling football club Brainsford United.

Tue 15 April 2014

'He reminds me of being eight, before I worried about what was cool' | Ricky Gervais on the return of Derek Noakes

'He reminds me of being eight, before I worried about what was cool'

Ricky Gervais on the return of Derek Noakes

15/04/2014 … Somewhere between David Brent and Derke Noakes – around Andy Milman time – Ricky Gervais started to make the jump from cynicism and irony to kindness and honesty.

Tue 08 April 2014

'I'm the typer, he's the pacer' | Cardinal Burns reveal their sketch comedy secrets on the eve of their second series.

'I'm the typer, he's the pacer'

Cardinal Burns reveal their sketch comedy secrets on the eve of their second series.

08/04/2014 … Bafta nominated for their first series on E4, Cardinal Burns have upgraded to Channel 4 for their second.

Win limited Inside No 9 signed posters | ...and a  DVD

Win limited Inside No 9 signed posters

...and a DVD

08/04/2014 … Inside No 9, the anthology of dark comic takes from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, have just been released – and we have three copies to give away.

'It's time to give Python one last shake up' | Michael Palin speaks to Jay Richardson

'It's time to give Python one last shake up'

Michael Palin speaks to Jay Richardson

08/04/2014 … Michael Palin will be touring the UK with his first one-man stage show, Travelling To Work, from September, coinciding with publication of his third volume of diaries of the same name, and after his reunion with the rest of the non-deceased Monty Python team for a series of shows at London's O2 Arena.

Mon 07 April 2014

Cooper in close-up | Portraits of Tommy, 30 years after his death
© John Claridge
© John Claridge

Cooper in close-up

Portraits of Tommy, 30 years after his death

07/04/2014 … These dramatic close-up pictures of Tommy Cooper are published in an exclusive new booklet to mark the 30th anniversary of his death.

Fri 04 April 2014

Can Jason Manford save the comedy circuit? | He's setting up a new chain of clubs – and here's why

Can Jason Manford save the comedy circuit?

He's setting up a new chain of clubs – and here's why

04/04/2014 … The comedy club circuit is, by all accounts, in crisis.

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