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Thu 30 July 2015

Paul Zerdin wows America's Got Talent | Golden Buzzer success for British vent

Paul Zerdin wows America's Got Talent

Golden Buzzer success for British vent

30/07/2015 … Comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has become the second British entertainer to progress on America's Got Talent, thanks to a 'golden buzzer' intervention.

Comedy producer to steer Top Gear | Vic & Bob's colleague Lisa Clark joins BBC

Comedy producer to steer Top Gear

Vic & Bob's colleague Lisa Clark joins BBC

30/07/2015 … The producer behind Vic & Bob’s House Of Fools is to take the wheel of Top Gear.

Pointless Celebrities to make a comedy special | A tight 5: July 30

Pointless Celebrities to make a comedy special

A tight 5: July 30

30/07/2015 … COMEDY stars are to take part in a special edition of Pointless Celebrities this autumn.

Netflix to save The Delivery Man? | Sitcom could be its first UK commission
© ITV
© ITV

Netflix to save The Delivery Man?

Sitcom could be its first UK commission

30/07/2015 … Netflix could move into commissioning British comedy by picking up axed ITV sitcom The Delivery Man.

Wed 29 July 2015

ITV2 signs up Rubberbandits | To commentate on new physical game show

ITV2 signs up Rubberbandits

To commentate on new physical game show

29/07/2015 … The Rubberbandits are to provide an ‘anarchic’ commentary to a new game show launching later this year.

The BBC at Edinburgh | Corporation unveils Fringe plans

The BBC at Edinburgh

Corporation unveils Fringe plans

29/07/2015 … The BBC has announced full details of its coverage across the Edinburgh festivals, including the likes of Paul Merton, Sue Perkins and Jason Byrne.

Tue 28 July 2015

Conan sued over 'joke theft' | Blogger seeks $780k over four gags

Conan sued over 'joke theft'

Blogger seeks $780k over four gags

28/07/2015 … American chat show host Conan O'Brien is being sued for alleged joke theft.

C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series | A tight 5: July 28

C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series

A tight 5: July 28

28/07/2015 … CHANNEL 4 has commissioned a full series of its TV nostalgia show It Was Alright in the 1970s, narrated by Matt Lucas.