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Thu 11 February 2016

Johnny Vegas to appear in Neil Gaiman series | Short stories adapted for Sky Arts

Johnny Vegas to appear in Neil Gaiman series

Short stories adapted for Sky Arts

11/02/2016 … Johnny Vegas is to appear in a TV adaptation of short stories by Neil Gaiman.

F*** you, Ricky Gervais | Comic TJ Miller lays into Golden Globes host

F*** you, Ricky Gervais

Comic TJ Miller lays into Golden Globes host

11/02/2016 … American comedian TJ Miller has savaged Ricky Gervais as 'an awful little puggish man who needs to stop yelling at Hollywood which gave him a chance'.

Meet the new head of BBC radio comedy production | Julia McKenzie takes up role

Meet the new head of BBC radio comedy production

Julia McKenzie takes up role

11/02/2016 … The BBC has officially appointed its new chief of in-house radio comedies, Julia McKenzie.

Wed 10 February 2016

Comedian proposes on stage – and gets rejected | Footage emerges online

Comedian proposes on stage – and gets rejected

Footage emerges online

10/02/2016 … Excruciating footage has emerged of a stand-up proposing on stage – only to be rejected.

Chris Morris is developing a new movie | Satirist working with Film4 again
© Petr Novák / Creative Commons
© Petr Novák / Creative Commons

Chris Morris is developing a new movie

Satirist working with Film4 again

10/02/2016 … Chris Morris is making a new film, it has been revealed.

C5 orders improvised border guards mockumentary | Its first new comedy in a decade

C5 orders improvised border guards mockumentary

Its first new comedy in a decade

10/02/2016 … Channel 5 has ordered an improvised mockumentary based around border guards.

100 comics protest baby deportations | Open letter from Australia's 'professional dickheads’

100 comics protest baby deportations

Open letter from Australia's 'professional dickheads’

10/02/2016 … A hundred of Australia’s leading comedians have issued an open letter to their government urging them not to deport 37 babies.

Matt Richardson joins Virgin Radio | Drivetime slot for comedian

Matt Richardson joins Virgin Radio

Drivetime slot for comedian

10/02/2016 … Comic Matt Richardson is to be the drivetime DJ on Virgin Radio when it returns to the airwaves next month.

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