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Tue 31 March 2015

Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy | A tight 5: March 31

Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy

A tight 5: March 31

31/03/2015 … DETECTORISTS star Mackenzie Crook is to make a rare return to live performance in a fundraiser for the fire-ravaged Battersea Arts Centre.

'This isn't comedy – it's bullying' | Backlash as comic branded 'fat and smelly' on TV

'This isn't comedy – it's bullying'

Backlash as comic branded 'fat and smelly' on TV

31/03/2015 … A comic is at the centre of a bullying storm after calling a fellow stand-up ‘fat’ and ‘smelly’ in a televised routine.

Up The Women goes down | No third series for suffragette sitcom
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Up The Women goes down

No third series for suffragette sitcom

31/03/2015 … Jessica Hynes' suffragette sitcom Up The Women has been dropped after two series.

Arrested for throwing a banana at Dave Chapelle | Comic presses charges over 'racially motivated' heckle

Arrested for throwing a banana at Dave Chapelle

Comic presses charges over 'racially motivated' heckle

31/03/2015 … A man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a banana peel at Dave Chappelle.

Mon 30 March 2015

Trevor Noah to take over the Daily Show | Jon Stewart's replacement found

Trevor Noah to take over the Daily Show

Jon Stewart's replacement found

30/03/2015 … Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

'You're a piece of shit and I hope you die' | What comic told a critic of his rape joke

'You're a piece of shit and I hope you die'

What comic told a critic of his rape joke

30/03/2015 … A rape joke has sparked controversy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival – after an audience member staged a silent protest at the gag.

Watch comedians on drugs | (Them, not you)

Watch comedians on drugs

(Them, not you)

30/03/2015 … Footage of comedians performing under the influence of drugs has been released online.

Sun 29 March 2015

Another Vine mess... | The comedy week ahead

Another Vine mess...

The comedy week ahead

29/03/2015 … Sunday March 29LIVE IN LONDON: The new material night at the Backyard in Bethnal Green is called 'Suspiciously Cheap Comedy' for a reason.