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Wed 27 May 2015

Australian comedy kingpin dies | John Pinder pioneered clubs and festivals

Australian comedy kingpin dies

John Pinder pioneered clubs and festivals

27/05/2015 … Leading Australian live comedy producer John Pinder has died at the age of 70, after contracting cancer.

Tue 26 May 2015

Buzz off! | Never Mind The Buzzcocks dropped after 28 series

Buzz off!

Never Mind The Buzzcocks dropped after 28 series

26/05/2015 … Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years on the air.

'A high point of my career' | Comics perform gig at 3,196ft

'A high point of my career'

Comics perform gig at 3,196ft

26/05/2015 … More than 100 walkers yesterday watched the UK's highest ever comedy gig, which took place at 3,196ft on the summit of of Ben Lomond.

America's Got Dragons | A tight 5: May 26

America's Got Dragons

A tight 5: May 26

26/05/2015 … PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON is to appear on America's Got Talent.

History repeats itself... | R4 renews Frank Skinner's historical panel show

History repeats itself...

R4 renews Frank Skinner's historical panel show

26/05/2015 … Radio 4 has commissioned a second series of Frank Skinner's panel show The Rest is History.

Fringe Society silent on Cowgatehead 'freeasco' | ...as PBH steps up pressure on acts

Fringe Society silent on Cowgatehead 'freeasco'

...as PBH steps up pressure on acts

26/05/2015 … It is a dispute causing sleepless nights for more than 150 comedians – but the Edinburgh Fringe Society is refusing to be draw into the 'freeasco' surrounding the Cowgatehead venue.

Mon 25 May 2015

New deal to fix Fringe's Cowgatehead crisis | Freestival puts a solution on the table
© Giada Garofalo
© Giada Garofalo

New deal to fix Fringe's Cowgatehead crisis

Freestival puts a solution on the table

25/05/2015 … A deal has been tabled that could solve the chaos surrounding the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Fringe freeasco: Rescue deal torpedoed | PBH boss says: 'No compromise'

Fringe freeasco: Rescue deal torpedoed

PBH boss says: 'No compromise'

25/05/2015 … The PBH Free Fringe has apparently ruled out a compromise to resolve the ‘free-asco’ over the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.