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

Sun 01 January 2017

Jack's off on tour | The comedy week ahead

Jack's off on tour

The comedy week ahead

01/01/2017 … The comedy week ahead.

Entries open for comedy writing contest | In honour of David Nobbs

Entries open for comedy writing contest

In honour of David Nobbs

01/01/2017 … Entries have opened for the first comedy writing award set up in honour of Reggie Perrin creator David Nobbs.

...and for Amused Moose award | Hunt for future comedy stars

...and for Amused Moose award

Hunt for future comedy stars

01/01/2017 … Entries have opened for the Amused Moose New Comic Award, which has formerly been won by Sarah Millican and Jack Whitehall.

Sat 31 December 2016

Check out the Tokyo Hotel... | The best comedy on demand

Check out the Tokyo Hotel...

The best comedy on demand

31/12/2016 … This week's best comedy shows on demand.

New Year honour for Mrs Barbara Nice | ...or rather her creator, Janice Connolly

New Year honour for Mrs Barbara Nice

...or rather her creator, Janice Connolly

31/12/2016 … The woman behind comedy character Mrs Barbara Nice has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours.

Free Festival wins back the Counting House | Gilded Balloon experiment lasts just one year
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Free Festival wins back the Counting House

Gilded Balloon experiment lasts just one year

31/12/2016 … Free shows are to return to Edinburgh Fringe venue The Counting House in 2017.

Fri 30 December 2016

Tweets of the year 2016 | A WTF? special...

Tweets of the year 2016

A WTF? special...

30/12/2016 … There’s no Weekly Trivia File today… but instead we’ve gone back through the Tweets of The Week to find our favourites from 2016:JanuaryCarving you & your partner's initials into a tree is a romantic way of still not justifying why you've brought a knife on a date.

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