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Fri 25 July 2014

Pointless comedians... | Stand-ups compete in BBC One quiz

Pointless comedians...

Stand-ups compete in BBC One quiz

25/07/2014 … Comedians including Josh Widdicombe, Sara Pascoe and Ronni Ancona are to take part in a celebrity version of daytime quiz Pointless.

Thu 24 July 2014

Loneliness of the long-distance comic | Carl Barron's new film about stand-up

Loneliness of the long-distance comic

Carl Barron's new film about stand-up

24/07/2014 … Australian stand-up Carl Barron is to star in a new movie about a lonely comedian looking for love.

E4 orders Bad Robots prank show | A tight 5: July 24

E4 orders Bad Robots prank show

A tight 5: July 24

24/07/2014 … E4 HAS commissioned a hidden-camera series, Bad Robots, in which unsuspecting victims are pranked by technology such as vending machines.

Wed 23 July 2014

Jo Brand to front Bake-Off spin-off | An Extra Slice for BBC Two

Jo Brand to front Bake-Off spin-off

An Extra Slice for BBC Two

23/07/2014 … JO BRAND is to front a new spin-off show from The Great British Bake Off.

It's raining maggots! | Comedy club punters hit by falling grubs
© Dalius Baranauskas
© Dalius Baranauskas

It's raining maggots!

Comedy club punters hit by falling grubs

23/07/2014 … Punters walked out of a comedy club in disgust after maggots started falling from the ceiling.

Pythons take £1million at cinemas | A tight 5: July 23
© Andy Gotts
© Andy Gotts

Pythons take £1million at cinemas

A tight 5: July 23

23/07/2014 … THE LIVE screening of Monty Python's farewell gig took £1.

Dora Bryan dies at 91 | Long career in comedy

Dora Bryan dies at 91

Long career in comedy

23/07/2014 … Comic actress Dora Bryan has died today at the age of 91.

Tue 22 July 2014

Kev Orkian to star in Infidel musical | David Baddiel's show announces cast

Kev Orkian to star in Infidel musical

David Baddiel's show announces cast

22/07/2014 … Musical comedian Kev Orkian is to lead the cast of David Baddiel’s musical The Infidel.