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Sat 23 August 2014

'They don't want anything interesting or edgy' | Frankie Boyle blasts TV execs

'They don't want anything interesting or edgy'

Frankie Boyle blasts TV execs

23/08/2014 … Frankie Boyle has launched a typically forthright attack on risk-averse TV commissioners, toothless middle-class satire and the lack of women on panel shows.

John Kearns wins Fosters award | Alex Edelman best newcomer; Funz & Gamez panel prize

John Kearns wins Fosters award

Alex Edelman best newcomer; Funz & Gamez panel prize

23/08/2014 … John Kearns has won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Awards, awards, awards | A tight 5: August 23

Awards, awards, awards

A tight 5: August 23

23/08/2014 … THE WINNERS of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Fri 22 August 2014

US has a second bite at Friday Night Dinner | New pilot for another network

US has a second bite at Friday Night Dinner

New pilot for another network

22/08/2014 … America is having a second attempt at making its own version of Friday Night Dinner.

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled to return | Dave orders a second series of 10 episodes

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled to return

Dave orders a second series of 10 episodes

22/08/2014 … Alan Davies’s talk show As Yet Untitled has been recommissioned for a second series, to air early next year.

Peak-time viewing | BBC One orders Mountain Goats sitcom
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Peak-time viewing

BBC One orders Mountain Goats sitcom

22/08/2014 … BBC One has commissioned a full series of Mountain Goats following the success of a Comedy Playhouse pilot.

Thu 21 August 2014

Sketch show for Keith Lemon | 'One of the finest comic minds of his generation'

Sketch show for Keith Lemon

'One of the finest comic minds of his generation'

21/08/2014 … Keith Lemon is to star in his own sketch show on ITV2.

Dreaming of a Black Mirror Christmas | A tight 5: August 21

Dreaming of a Black Mirror Christmas

A tight 5: August 21

21/08/2014 … CHARLIE BROOKER’S Black Mirror is to return with a feature-length Christmas special which Channel 4 says is 'the most mind-bending yet'.