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Wed 01 April 2015

Commonwealth Games up for a comedy award | Opening ceremony nominated in Scottish accolades

Commonwealth Games up for a comedy award

Opening ceremony nominated in Scottish accolades

01/04/2015 … Eddie Izzard, the Still Game reunion – and the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games – are among the nominees for the second Scottish Comedy Awards.

What's Harry Hill cooking up? | New food/comedy show being piloted

What's Harry Hill cooking up?

New food/comedy show being piloted

01/04/2015 … Harry Hill is to offer his surreal take on ubiquitous cookery shows in a new TV pilot.

Trevor Noah accused of anti-semitism | Critics swoop on new Daily Show host's tweets

Trevor Noah accused of anti-semitism

Critics swoop on new Daily Show host's tweets

01/04/2015 … Comedy Central have backed newly-appointed Daily Show host Trevor Noah after a handful of his Tweets caused a storm of online protest.

Comedy icons in their own words | New classic interview series for Gold

Comedy icons in their own words

New classic interview series for Gold

01/04/2015 … Some of Britain’s legendary comedians are to be profiled in a new series using archive footage of their chat-show appearances.

Making their stamp on history | Comedians honoured by Royal Mail

Making their stamp on history

Comedians honoured by Royal Mail

01/04/2015 … A set of stamps have today been released featuring a series of famous comedy faces from the 1950s to the present day.

Tue 31 March 2015

Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy | A tight 5: March 31

Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy

A tight 5: March 31

31/03/2015 … DETECTORISTS star Mackenzie Crook is to make a rare return to live performance in a fundraiser for the fire-ravaged Battersea Arts Centre.

'This isn't comedy – it's bullying' | Backlash as comic branded 'fat and smelly' on TV

'This isn't comedy – it's bullying'

Backlash as comic branded 'fat and smelly' on TV

31/03/2015 … A comic is at the centre of a bullying storm after calling a fellow stand-up ‘fat’ and ‘smelly’ in a televised routine.

Up The Women goes down | No third series for suffragette sitcom
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Up The Women goes down

No third series for suffragette sitcom

31/03/2015 … Jessica Hynes' suffragette sitcom Up The Women has been dropped after two series.