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Fri 02 December 2016

Secombe replaces 'Tony Hancock' | History repeats itself as Harry's son steps in to R4's Missing Hancocks

Secombe replaces 'Tony Hancock'

History repeats itself as Harry's son steps in to R4's Missing Hancocks

02/12/2016 … Harry Secombe’s son Andrew is to follow in his father’s footsteps – by appearing in Hancock’s Half Hour.

Farewell to a ‘brilliant farceur’ | John Cleese pays tribute to Andrew Sachs
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Farewell to a ‘brilliant farceur’

John Cleese pays tribute to Andrew Sachs

02/12/2016 … John Cleese has paid tribute to the 'brilliant farceur' Andrew Sachs, after he died at the age of 86.

Five-hour tribute to Andrew Sachs | Gold tears up its schedules for Fawlty special
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Five-hour tribute to Andrew Sachs

Gold tears up its schedules for Fawlty special

02/12/2016 … The Gold TV channel has torn up its weekend schedules to pay tribute to Andrew Sachs – as BBC One also reruns a Fawlty Towers classic tonight.

New tour for Ed Byrne | A tight 5: December 2

New tour for Ed Byrne

A tight 5: December 2

02/12/2016 … ED BYRNE is to go on tour next year.

Different class | WTF: Weekly trivia file

Different class

WTF: Weekly trivia file

02/12/2016 … • 'I am quite the Casanova.

Jon Richardson to host The One Show | Comic joins Alex Jones tonight

Jon Richardson to host The One Show

Comic joins Alex Jones tonight

02/12/2016 … Jon Richardson is to become a One Show host.

Last orders at the Comedy Cafe | London venue to close after 26 years

Last orders at the Comedy Cafe

London venue to close after 26 years

02/12/2016 … London’s Comedy Cafe is to close at the end of the year, after 26 years in business The venue in Shoreditch, East London, has lost its lease after being gazumped by the owner of ten local bars.

Dapper Laughs dropped from tech conference | Apparently organisers didn't know his reputation...

Dapper Laughs dropped from tech conference

Apparently organisers didn't know his reputation...

02/12/2016 … If you know one thing about Dapper Laughs, it’s that he got in hot water for sexist jokes that were accused of promoting ‘rape culture’.

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