31/05/2012 … The BBC is to screen a live eight-hour overnight comedy marathon from the Edinburgh Fringe.
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Thu 31 May 2012
31/05/2012 … This year’s Edinburgh Fringe will be bigger the ever – disproving fears that performers might stay away from the world’s biggest arts festival as it partly…
31/05/2012 … Sky has commissioned a series of ten short films to showcase characters from up-and-coming comedy talent.
31/05/2012 … Veteran comedian Bernie Clifton will today open a valuable comedy archive, featuring around 500 hours of audio footage.
Wed 30 May 2012
30/05/2012 … Jerry Seinfeld was offered $100 million deal to make one more season of his hit sitcom – but walked away from the massive offer because he wanted to start a family.
30/05/2012 … The full timetable has now been announced for Chortle's Comedy Conference.
30/05/2012 … A comedy internet mash-up of Andrew Marr’s fawning portrait of the Queen has been removed from YouTube following a complaint by the BBC.
30/05/2012 … The Edinburgh Fringe launches its full programme tomorrow - but Chortle today publishes details of more than 700 comedy shows heading to Edinburgh this August.