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All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Sun 31 December 2006

So, what brings you here? | Chortle's top stories of 2006
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So, what brings you here?

Chortle's top stories of 2006

31/12/2006 … Chortle has been visited 4.

Sat 30 December 2006

Benny's 7ft erection | Statue to Hill 'by 2008'

Benny's 7ft erection

Statue to Hill 'by 2008'

30/12/2006 … Campaigners planning a statue to commemorate of Benny Hill are hoping to have it in place by 2008.

Margo Leadbetter, CBE | And Hugh Laurie's honoured, too
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Margo Leadbetter, CBE

And Hugh Laurie's honoured, too

30/12/2006 … Hugh Laurie and Penelope Keith have been awarded gongs in the New Year Honours.

Fri 29 December 2006

Where the funny money is | Britain's richest comedians

Where the funny money is

Britain's richest comedians

29/12/2006 … Tracey Ullman has topped a list of the wealthiest British comedians.

Charlie's angles... | The week's comedy  trivia

Charlie's angles...

The week's comedy trivia

29/12/2006 … Because trivia never takes a holiday.

Tourist information | The acts on the road in 2007

Tourist information

The acts on the road in 2007

29/12/2006 … Some of the most successful; shows from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe have announced tours in the New Year.

Thu 28 December 2006

Lee plays Dumb | Evans' latest West End role

Lee plays Dumb

Evans' latest West End role

28/12/2006 … Lee Evans is to star in Harold Pinter’s play The Dumb Waiter in London’s West End.

Why laughter is contagious | Here's the science bit

Why laughter is contagious

Here's the science bit

28/12/2006 … Scientists believe they’ve worked out why laughter is so contagious.

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