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Sat 22 November 2014

Bill Cosby's gigs pulled | As more women make assault claims

Bill Cosby's gigs pulled

As more women make assault claims

22/11/2014 … Venues are cancelling live shows by Bill Cosby as more women come forward to accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting him.

Fri 21 November 2014

Worse than Dapper Laughs? | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

Worse than Dapper Laughs?

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

21/11/2014 … • 'I love him dearly like a boyfriend.

R4 series for So On And So Forth | Four episodes for sketch trio

R4 series for So On And So Forth

Four episodes for sketch trio

21/11/2014 … Radio 4 has commissioned a series from sketch trio So On & So Forth.

Thu 20 November 2014

Now NBC cancels its Cosby show | More fallout from assault allegations

Now NBC cancels its Cosby show

More fallout from assault allegations

20/11/2014 … America's NBC network has scrapped a sitcom it was planning with Bill Cosby amid the storm of sexually assault claims.

Lee Evans: I'm quitting stand-up | Comic announces his retirement

Lee Evans: I'm quitting stand-up

Comic announces his retirement

20/11/2014 … He is one of the biggest live comedy acts in the UK – but Lee Evans says he’s quitting stand-up at the end of his current tour.

Kitson plants his Tree in London | Play gets a run at the Old Vic

Kitson plants his Tree in London

Play gets a run at the Old Vic

20/11/2014 … Daniel Kitson's play Tree is to get its first full London run next year.

Barry Cryer makes radio hall of fame | A tight 5: November 20
© Steve Ullathorne
© Steve Ullathorne

Barry Cryer makes radio hall of fame

A tight 5: November 20

20/11/2014 … BARRY CRYER is to be inducted into the Arqiva Radio Academy Hall of Fame for his work on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue since 1974 and his own sitcom with Graeme Garden You’ll Have Had Your Tea.

Mike Nichols dies | Improv comedy pioneer turned acclaimed director

Mike Nichols dies

Improv comedy pioneer turned acclaimed director

20/11/2014 … Mike Nichols, the former comedian who went on to direct acclaimed movies including The Graduate, Catch-22 and Postcards From The Edge, has died at the age of 83.