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Tue 28 February 2017
Jack Whitehall travels with his dad
New series for Netflix
28/02/2017 … Jack Whitehall is shooting a travel show with his father Michael for Netflix, Chortle can reveal.
Comedy tour raises £500k for street kids
Fundraising hailed at Muslim Charity Awards
28/02/2017 … A tour of Muslim comedians has been hailed after raising more than £500,000 for charity.
Mon 27 February 2017
Nish Kumar pilots satirical BBC comedy
With the creators of The Daily Mash
27/02/2017 … Nish Kumar is piloting a spoof news show for BBC Two with the creators of parody website The Daily Mash.
Romesh joins Museum Of Comedy
New curator on John Lloyd's R4 show
27/02/2017 … Romesh Ranganathan is to become the curator of the next series of Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity, Chortle can reveal.
Adam Buxton versus Dartmoor
Comic goes 'wild camping' for C4 show
27/02/2017 … Adam Buxton is to go camping on the wilds of Dartmoor for a new Channel 4 show.
Did the Oscars rip off Michael McIntyre?
Jimmy Kimmel segment likened to Unexpected Star of the Show
27/02/2017 … The producers of the Oscars have been accused of ripping off Michael McIntyre's Big Show.
2017 Chortle Student Comedy Award
Vote for your Glasgow favourite
27/02/2017 … Scott Redmond won the first heat of this year's Chortle Student Comedy Award in Glasgow on Thursday night – performing half of his set as Elvis Presley.
Funny Women loses its Benefit
Awards now seeking new sponsor
27/02/2017 … Benefit Cosmetics has ended is sponsorship of the Funny Women Awards after five years.