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Tue 31 March 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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.