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Mon 03 August 2015

A knight at the movies | Python's Holy Grail rereleased for 40th anniversary

A knight at the movies

Python's Holy Grail rereleased for 40th anniversary

03/08/2015 … Monty Python and the Holy Grail is to be re-released in cinemas to mark its 40th anniversary – but as a singalong version.

A big blow for Underbelly | Wind delays opening of big top venue
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© Tony Virgo

A big blow for Underbelly

Wind delays opening of big top venue

03/08/2015 … Underbelly's new flagship circus venue will not be open in time for the start of the Fringe.

Dirk Gently set for TV return | BBC America to revive the holistic detective

Dirk Gently set for TV return

BBC America to revive the holistic detective

03/08/2015 … Dirk Gently, the holistic detective created by Douglas Adams, could be heading back to TV.

Sun 02 August 2015

The moment Comedy Central gave up trying... | The comedy week ahead

The moment Comedy Central gave up trying...

The comedy week ahead

02/08/2015 … The comedy week ahead…Sunday August 2LIVE IN BRISTOL: Fancy a trip to the zoo? There's a fundraiser taking place in their gardens for gorilla conservation featuring Adam Hills, Jon Richardson, Sally-Anne Hayward and MC Mark Olver.

RIP Cilla Black, comedy star | Singer won awards for her work

RIP Cilla Black, comedy star

Singer won awards for her work

02/08/2015 … As well as being a a singer and presenter, Cilla Black – who died overnight at the age of 72 – starred in a number of sitcoms.

Fri 31 July 2015

The Mighty Boosh saved my life | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

The Mighty Boosh saved my life

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

31/07/2015 … • 'I can't write jokes for the average person,' says Frankie Boyle.

Charity fund honours Jim Pullin | Comedy writer and producer has died at 57

Charity fund honours Jim Pullin

Comedy writer and producer has died at 57

31/07/2015 … A charity foundation has been set in honour of comedy writer and producer Jim Pullin, who has taken his own life.

Rich Hall and Russell Kane to tape DVDs | A tight 5: July 31

Rich Hall and Russell Kane to tape DVDs

A tight 5: July 31

31/07/2015 … RICH HALL and Russell Kane are to perform one-off shows in London's Vaudeville Theatre in September to be recorded for their next DVDs.