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Fri 12 February 2016

Judging books by more than their covers | Latest Chortle Award shortlist

Judging books by more than their covers

Latest Chortle Award shortlist

12/02/2016 … The books category in this year’s Chortle Awards has been expanded so Standard Issue, the online women’s magazine founded by Sarah Millican, can be included in the nominees.

Second season for Aziz Ansari's Master Of None | Netflix renews acclaimed comedy

Second season for Aziz Ansari's Master Of None

Netflix renews acclaimed comedy

12/02/2016 …  Netflix has renewed Aziz Ansari’s series Master of None for a second series.

Portraits of the jokers | Steve Best to release another book of comedians' photos

Portraits of the jokers

Steve Best to release another book of comedians' photos

12/02/2016 … Comedian and photographer Steve Best is working on a follow-up to his book of portraits, Comedy Snapshot.

'I stole Paul Whitehouse's ideas' | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

'I stole Paul Whitehouse's ideas'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

12/02/2016 … • 'There is no art of comedy,' Harry Enfield.

Thu 11 February 2016

Johnny Vegas to appear in Neil Gaiman series | Short stories adapted for Sky Arts

Johnny Vegas to appear in Neil Gaiman series

Short stories adapted for Sky Arts

11/02/2016 … Johnny Vegas is to appear in a TV adaptation of short stories by Neil Gaiman.

F*** you, Ricky Gervais | Comic TJ Miller lays into Golden Globes host

F*** you, Ricky Gervais

Comic TJ Miller lays into Golden Globes host

11/02/2016 … American comedian TJ Miller has savaged Ricky Gervais as 'an awful little puggish man who needs to stop yelling at Hollywood which gave him a chance'.

Meet the new head of BBC radio comedy production | Julia McKenzie takes up role

Meet the new head of BBC radio comedy production

Julia McKenzie takes up role

11/02/2016 … The BBC has officially appointed its new chief of in-house radio comedies, Julia McKenzie.

Wed 10 February 2016

Comedian proposes on stage – and gets rejected | Footage emerges online

Comedian proposes on stage – and gets rejected

Footage emerges online

10/02/2016 … Excruciating footage has emerged of a stand-up proposing on stage – only to be rejected.

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