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Thu 11 February 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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
10/02/2016 … Comic Matt Richardson is to be the drivetime DJ on Virgin Radio when it returns to the airwaves next month.