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

Tue 31 December 2013

John Fortune dies | Veteran satirist was 74

John Fortune dies

Veteran satirist was 74

31/12/2013 … John Fortune, the pioneer of the satire boom of the Sixties, has died at the age of 74.

New Year honours for comedy stars | Toksvig, Parsons and Jones recognised

New Year honours for comedy stars

Toksvig, Parsons and Jones recognised

31/12/2013 … Comedy stars Ruth Jones, Nicholas Parsons, Sandi Toksvig and Penelope Keith are among those recognised in the New Year Hounours list today.

Mon 30 December 2013

Eddie Large in hospital again | A tight 5: December 30

Eddie Large in hospital again

A tight 5: December 30

30/12/2013 … EDDIE LARGE spent Christmas in hospital suffering complications from the fall he had last month.

Sun 29 December 2013

Remembering Bob, ten years on | The comedy week ahead

Remembering Bob, ten years on

The comedy week ahead

29/12/2013 … The comedy week ahead.

Father Ted star was under 'terrific stress' | Colleagues recall Dermot Morgan's final days

Father Ted star was under 'terrific stress'

Colleagues recall Dermot Morgan's final days

29/12/2013 … Father Ted star Dermot Morgan was under ‘terrific stress’ and taking blood pressure tablets that ‘would knock out a horse’ just before he died, his co-stars have revealed.

Fri 27 December 2013

Granville beats Mrs Brown | 9.43m audience for Still Open All Hours

Granville beats Mrs Brown

9.43m audience for Still Open All Hours

27/12/2013 … Still Open All Hours has pipped Mrs Brown’s Boys to be the most-watched show over the Christmas holiday.

Thu 26 December 2013

Rufus Hound wins festive Strictly | Just ahead of his West End song and dance run...

Rufus Hound wins festive Strictly

Just ahead of his West End song and dance run...

26/12/2013 … Rufus Hound has again shown of his nifty footwork, winning the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas speical.

Mrs Brown's Boys tops Xmas ratings | 9.4million watch sitcom special
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Mrs Brown's Boys tops Xmas ratings

9.4million watch sitcom special

26/12/2013 … Mrs Brown’s Boys has won the Christmas Day ratings, with 9.

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