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Thu 12 May 2016

A little bit of blue... | Which comedians have been honoured with plaques
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© English Heritage

A little bit of blue...

Which comedians have been honoured with plaques

12/05/2016 … Tommy Cooper today becomes only the 12th comedian to be honoured with a blue plaque – although he is one of the more famous to modern minds.

Tue 10 May 2016

Why I'm the right woman to take on Shakespeare | by Philomena Cunk
© BBC/House of Tomorrow
© BBC/House of Tomorrow

Why I'm the right woman to take on Shakespeare

by Philomena Cunk

10/05/2016 … Tell us about your new series… It’s a one-episode series all about Shakespeare, who was England’s biggest playwriter and our only ever official Bard.

Tue 03 May 2016

I'm playing Shakespeare as nerdy and uncharismatic | David Mitchell on Upstart Crow
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© BBC/Colin Hutton

I'm playing Shakespeare as nerdy and uncharismatic

David Mitchell on Upstart Crow

03/05/2016 … 'He's arguably the globally most significant artistic figure – and he's just some bloke from the Midlands.

Fri 29 April 2016

Who doesn't enjoy a ghost story? | Johnny Vegas on Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

Who doesn't enjoy a ghost story?

Johnny Vegas on Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

29/04/2016 … Johnny Vegas is about to star in one of four short films written acclaimed author Neil Gaiman.

Tue 26 April 2016

'I didn't really want to act in this' | Craig Cash on Sky's new comedy Rovers

'I didn't really want to act in this'

Craig Cash on Sky's new comedy Rovers

26/04/2016 … Craig Cash is returning to TV screens for the first time since 2012's Royle Family special in Sky1's new comedy Rovers.

Mon 25 April 2016

The comedy stars of Game Of Thrones | Jay Richardson on the actors slaying 'em in Westeros

The comedy stars of Game Of Thrones

Jay Richardson on the actors slaying 'em in Westeros

25/04/2016 … HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones is back, featuring plenty of comic talent keeping straight faces through all the swordplay, ice zombies, dragons and Aiden Gillan's increasingly Irish accent.

Sat 23 April 2016

Bard to the bone... | Ten comedians who have played Shakespeare

Bard to the bone...

Ten comedians who have played Shakespeare

23/04/2016 … As we mark exactly 400 years since Shakespeare's death (and 452 since his birth), here are ten comedians who have taken on roles in productions of the Bard's work from the world of legitimate theatre and TV.

Thu 21 April 2016

We are not amused... | Seven of the most controversial jokes about the Queen
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© Home Office / Creative Commons

We are not amused...

Seven of the most controversial jokes about the Queen

21/04/2016 … Deferential messages have been flooding in for the Queen on her 90th birthday today.

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