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Fri 22 May 2015
Third series for Count Arthur
Back on BBC One next year
22/05/2015 … The BBC has commissioned a third series of Count Arthur Strong.
De Niro's bitter comedian movie revived
Mike Newell signed up to direct
22/05/2015 … A forthcoming movie starring Robert De Niro as a bitter, ageing stand-up has been given a new lease of life.
Iliza Shlesinger makes UK debut
A tight 5: May 22
22/05/2015 … AMERICAN comic Iliza Shlesinger – a former winner of talent show Last Comic Standing – is to make her UK debut.
If Hitler played the Free Fringe...
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
22/05/2015 … • 'Pete Johansson has to be the best fuck in comedy.
Thu 21 May 2015
Chaos at the Fringe
Freestival have 'no right' to programme venue claims rival PBH
21/05/2015 … It’s fast becoming a Fringe tradition – and today the annual row between rival free Edinburgh show promoters flared up in earnest.
Trigger Happy to return
Dom Joly promises 'cinematic' stunts
21/05/2015 … Dom Joly is bringing back Trigger Happy TV after more than a dozen years.
'I felt violated, scared, objectified'
Comic exposes sexist heckler – who now faces the sack
21/05/2015 … A boorish heckler has been suspended from his job after a comedian went public about his 'rapey' comments.
‘Please save some for my funeral'
Tributes flood in for Letterman's last Late Show
21/05/2015 … David Letterman bowed out of the Late Show last night, after 22 years on the air and 6,028 broadcast.