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Wed 25 February 2015

27 challenges for the 27 hour show | Mark Watson's latest fundraiser

27 challenges for the 27 hour show

Mark Watson's latest fundraiser

25/02/2015 … Mark Watson embarks on another of his mammoth shows on Friday, raising money for Red Nose Day.

Wed 11 February 2015

It’s really strange when you are the only naked person in the room… | Bethany Black on appearing in E4's Banana
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It’s really strange when you are the only naked person in the room…

Bethany Black on appearing in E4's Banana

11/02/2015 … Can you tell us about your episode and character?My character, Helen, is kind of the opposite of me in some ways, and exactly the same as me in a lot of other ways.

Wed 04 February 2015

It's the besta Leicester | Ten tips for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

It's the besta Leicester

Ten tips for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival

04/02/2015 … Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival kicks off tonight, offering a dizzying choice of around 600 shows over the next two-and-a-half weeks.

Fri 23 January 2015

'I love stand-up, but I want to do something different' | Mark Thomas on comedy, protest and passion

'I love stand-up, but I want to do something different'

Mark Thomas on comedy, protest and passion

23/01/2015 … The news that Pub Landlord Al Murray is to contest this year’s election in Nigel Farage’s constituency might be blurring the distinction between comedy and politics, but Mark Thomas has been traversing the line between the two since his performance career began, with serious intent.

Fri 16 January 2015

Joke candidates? | Comedians who turned politicians

Joke candidates?

Comedians who turned politicians

16/01/2015 … As Al Murray announces his tongue-in-cheek, pint-in-hand bid to become MP for Thanet South in Kent, we look at some other comedians with political ambition:The elected…Al FrankenBEFORE POLITICS: Al Franken was one of the original writers on Saturday Night Live, earning seven Emmy nominations for two stints from 1975 to 1980 and 1985 to 1995.

Wed 07 January 2015

Mon 05 January 2015

You can't make jokes about that.... | Sitcoms set against the backdrop of tragedy
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You can't make jokes about that....

Sitcoms set against the backdrop of tragedy

05/01/2015 … American Civil WarDeath toll: 600,000The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)The story revolved around a black servant named Desmond Pfeiffer who, in a convoluted set-up, was kidnapped from England, forced into slavery from which he was freed, before accidentally ending up working for Abraham Lincoln.

Wed 31 December 2014

Goodbye, and thanks for all the laughs | The comics we have lost in 2014

Goodbye, and thanks for all the laughs

The comics we have lost in 2014

31/12/2014 … 2014 has taken its toll on the comedy world.

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