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Sun 19 April 2015
Peter Kay's first sitcom in 11 years
The comedy week ahead
19/04/2015 … The comedy week ahead Sunday April 19LIVE IN LONDON: How much improv can you take? Twenty shows are hitting the Tristan Bates Theatre this week for the fourth Improvfest, including ad-libbed musicals, Shakespeare, romantic dates and spoof episodes of Downton Abbey and Quantum Leap.
Rik Mayall's family face huge tax bill
...becuase he died without a will
19/04/2015 … Rik Mayall’s family could be facing a huge tax bill as he failed to leave a will.
Sat 18 April 2015
R4 takes a lesson from Lina
Commission for comic Ria
18/04/2015 … Comedian Ria Lina has landed her first Radio 4 commission.
Sam Simmons takes the Barry
Victory at Melbourne Comedy Fest
18/04/2015 … Sam Simmons has won Australia's top live comedy award, the Barry.
Fri 17 April 2015
Spot the difference...
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
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Johnny Vegas joins film about would-be stand-up
Jimmy Cricket also features
17/04/2015 … Johnny Vegas and Jimmy Cricket are to appear together in a film about a would-be stand-up.
Newcastle's Hyena Club to close
But nights continue thanks to Jason Manford...
17/04/2015 … Newcastle’s oldest comedy venue is to close its doors.
Sharon Horgan lands her first US series
Divorce to star Sarah Jessica Parker
17/04/2015 … Sharon Horgan’s American comedy Divorce has been picked up for a full series by HBO.