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Fri 06 May 2016

Jack Dee and Harry Hill to star in online comedy | With Romesh Ranganathan and Michelle Collins

Jack Dee and Harry Hill to star in online comedy

With Romesh Ranganathan and Michelle Collins

06/05/2016 … Jack Dee, Harry Hill, Romesh Ranganathan and former EastEnders actor Michelle Collins are set to star in a new sitcom described as 'The Vicar of Dibley meets The Thick of It'.

Richard Herring joins 'extreme art' festival | The avant garde world goes snooker loopy

Richard Herring joins 'extreme art' festival

The avant garde world goes snooker loopy

06/05/2016 … Richard Herring's obscure Me1 Vs Me2 Snooker podcast is to be showcased in a festival of extreme avant garde art.

...And that was just the teacher! | WTF: Weekly Trivia File
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...And that was just the teacher!

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

06/05/2016 … • Should we judge a comedian by their audience? If so Adil Ray's in trouble.

Thu 05 May 2016

Bafta gives Galton & Simpson its highest honour | Fellowship for sitcom's trailblazers
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Bafta gives Galton & Simpson its highest honour

Fellowship for sitcom's trailblazers

05/05/2016 … 'Trailblazing' comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson will be honoured with a Bafta Fellowship at the awards on Sunday.

Kerrang!'s comedy favourites | A tight 5: May 5

Kerrang!'s comedy favourites

A tight 5: May 5

05/05/2016 … AN ECLECTIC shortlist of comics has been drawn up for the Best Comedian award handed out by Kerrang! rock magazine.

Wed 04 May 2016

Just For Laughs comes to London | Montreal festival brings Jim Jefferies, Piff and more

Just For Laughs comes to London

Montreal festival brings Jim Jefferies, Piff and more

04/05/2016 … Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy festival is launching a fortnight-long event in London featuring Jim Jefferies, Gina Yashere, Piff The Magic Dragon and more.

Bill Bailey writes safari sitcom | ...and a bird book, and more!
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© Andy Hollingworth

Bill Bailey writes safari sitcom

...and a bird book, and more!

04/05/2016 … Bill Bailey is writing a sitcom set in a safari park.

Is monogamy dead? | Rosie Wilby signs her first book deal to find the answer

Is monogamy dead?

Rosie Wilby signs her first book deal to find the answer

04/05/2016 … Comedian Rosie Wilby has signed a deal to write her first book, entitled Is Monogamy Dead?Combining memoir and sociology, it is described as a 'mix of humour, heartache and science, putting 21st Century relationships under the microscope'.

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