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Sun 01 February 2015

Ted Robbins 'is doing well'  | Phoenix Nights Live to go on without him
© BBC
© BBC

Ted Robbins 'is doing well'

Phoenix Nights Live to go on without him

01/02/2015 … Ted Robbins’s wife says the comedian is ‘doing well’ after his collapse on stage during Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights Live last night.

Jim Davidson pulls gig, saying: 'The stage is too high' | Show axed with an hour's notice

Jim Davidson pulls gig, saying: 'The stage is too high'

Show axed with an hour's notice

01/02/2015 … Jim Davidson cancelled a gig last night – after complaining that the stage was too high.

Tours, a festival and Kim Noble's challenging show... | The comedy week ahead

Tours, a festival and Kim Noble's challenging show...

The comedy week ahead

01/02/2015 … It's a really strong week for live comedy this one, with loads of tours kicking off, some exceptional shows and the start of the Leicester comedy festival.

Asylum writers: It's not about Assange | Denials after the row over tweet
© BBC/2LE Media/Colin Hutton
© BBC/2LE Media/Colin Hutton

Asylum writers: It's not about Assange

Denials after the row over tweet

01/02/2015 … The writers of the new BBC comedy Asylum have audaciously claimed that it was NOT inspired by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after all.

Sat 31 January 2015

Ted Robbins collapses at Phoenix Nights | Comic, 59, 'clutched his chest'

Ted Robbins collapses at Phoenix Nights

Comic, 59, 'clutched his chest'

31/01/2015 … Veteran comic Ted Robbins collapsed on stage during Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights revival show tonight.

Fri 30 January 2015

Flight Of The Conchords 'to tour again' | A tight 5: January 30

Flight Of The Conchords 'to tour again'

A tight 5: January 30

30/01/2015 … FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS could be hitting the road again – with some new material.

Radio 4 sitcom for Josie Long | About 'trying to fit in and feel less alone'
© Giles Smith
© Giles Smith

Radio 4 sitcom for Josie Long

About 'trying to fit in and feel less alone'

30/01/2015 … Josie Long is making a sitcom for Radio 4.

Fury over BBC writer's 'kill Assange' tweet | Controversy hits new comedy based on the Wikileaks founder
© BBC/2LE Media/Colin Hutton
© BBC/2LE Media/Colin Hutton

Fury over BBC writer's 'kill Assange' tweet

Controversy hits new comedy based on the Wikileaks founder

30/01/2015 … The writer of the BBC's new comedy inspired by Julian Assange once called for the police to publicly shoot the Wikileaks founder in the head.