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Wed 07 December 2016

Sara Pascoe's Animal wins a QI endorsement | 'One of the ten most interesting books of the year'

Sara Pascoe's Animal wins a QI endorsement

'One of the ten most interesting books of the year'

07/12/2016 … Sara Pascoe’s Animal has been named one of the ten most interesting books of the year by QI.

BBC orders Home From Home to series | Johnny Vegas pilot picked up for BBC One
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BBC orders Home From Home to series

Johnny Vegas pilot picked up for BBC One

07/12/2016 … The BBC has commissioned a full series of Johnny Vegas comedy Home From Home.

Tue 06 December 2016

Des Bishop to appear on Ireland's Strictly Come Dancing | 'Judge me if you want... I love it'

Des Bishop to appear on Ireland's Strictly Come Dancing

'Judge me if you want... I love it'

06/12/2016 … Des Bishop is to appear on Ireland's version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Who is Britain's hardest working comedian? | Romesh Ranganathan tops the poll
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© Andy Hollingworth

Who is Britain's hardest working comedian?

Romesh Ranganathan tops the poll

06/12/2016 … Romesh Ranganathan has been named the hardest-working comedian of the year.

Porridge's 'Grouty' dies at 93 | Peter Vaughan was in Citizen Smith and Game Of Thrones
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© BBC

Porridge's 'Grouty' dies at 93

Peter Vaughan was in Citizen Smith and Game Of Thrones

06/12/2016 … Peter Vaughan, who played Grouty in Porridge, has died at the age of 93.

Comedy Loft venues sold | Part of £39m deal with owners of Yates

Comedy Loft venues sold

Part of £39m deal with owners of Yates

06/12/2016 … The Comedy Loft chain of venues are to change hands again.

US Writers' Guild nominees annoucned | ...and look at the size of those writing teams!

US Writers' Guild nominees annoucned

...and look at the size of those writing teams!

06/12/2016 … The writing teams behind shows such as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Veep and Inside Amy Schumer – and even Ricky Gervais’s insult-laden Golden Globes monologue – are up for awards in the US.

Are these Britain's best-written comedies? | Writers' Guild nominations out

Are these Britain's best-written comedies?

Writers' Guild nominations out

06/12/2016 … Plebs, People Just Do Nothing and Fleabag have been named as the best-written TV sitcoms of the year.

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