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Sat 29 August 2015

Revealed: The comedians' favourite Fringe acts | Awards shortlist out

Revealed: The comedians' favourite Fringe acts

Awards shortlist out

29/08/2015 … The frontrunners have been announced for the comedians' choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Malcolm Hardee winners announced | For originality, publicity stunt and earning potential

Malcolm Hardee winners announced

For originality, publicity stunt and earning potential

29/08/2015 … The winners of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have been announced at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey join Richard Pryor biopic | Greenlight expected imminently

Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey join Richard Pryor biopic

Greenlight expected imminently

29/08/2015 … Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey have joined the cast of the long-awaited Richard Pryor biopic.

Sam Simmons scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award | Sofie Hagen best newcomer

Sam Simmons scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award

Sofie Hagen best newcomer

29/08/2015 … Australian absurdist Sam Simmons has won the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for the best show on the Fringe.

Fri 28 August 2015

How Dad's Army came to be.... | New BBC Two drama tells the story
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How Dad's Army came to be....

New BBC Two drama tells the story

28/08/2015 … John Sessions, Shane Richie and Sally Phillips are to star in a new drama about the making of Dad’s Army.

Thanks for the cash, Katie Hopkins! | WTF: Comic Bobby Mair pranks hate figure

Thanks for the cash, Katie Hopkins!

WTF: Comic Bobby Mair pranks hate figure

28/08/2015 … • Comedian Bobby Mair has pranked Katie Hopkins – taking the money he got from appearing on her TLC show Katie Hopkins Vs.

Thu 27 August 2015

'It's better NOT to get discovered early' | Comics share their experience in exclusive book extract

'It's better NOT to get discovered early'

Comics share their experience in exclusive book extract

27/08/2015 … For their new book, Off The Mic, Deborah Frances-White and Marsha Shandur interviewed scores of comedians including Eddie Izzard, Sarah Millican, Jim Jeffreies, Stewart Lee and Greg Davies to explore their secrets, insecurities and successes.

Brian Pern's added extras | Online content to accompany TV comeback

Brian Pern's added extras

Online content to accompany TV comeback

27/08/2015 … The BBC has commissioned a series of online specials to accompany the third Brian Pern series when it airs to BBC Four.