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Thu 05 May 2016
Bafta gives Galton & Simpson its highest honour
Fellowship for sitcom's trailblazers
05/05/2016 … 'Trailblazing' comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson will be honoured with a Bafta Fellowship at the awards on Sunday.
Kerrang!'s comedy favourites
A tight 5: May 5
05/05/2016 … AN ECLECTIC shortlist of comics has been drawn up for the Best Comedian award handed out by Kerrang! rock magazine.
Wed 04 May 2016
Just For Laughs comes to London
Montreal festival brings Jim Jefferies, Piff and more
04/05/2016 … Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy festival is launching a fortnight-long event in London featuring Jim Jefferies, Gina Yashere, Piff The Magic Dragon and more.
Bill Bailey writes safari sitcom
...and a bird book, and more!
04/05/2016 … Bill Bailey is writing a sitcom set in a safari park.
Is monogamy dead?
Rosie Wilby signs her first book deal to find the answer
04/05/2016 … Comedian Rosie Wilby has signed a deal to write her first book, entitled Is Monogamy Dead?Combining memoir and sociology, it is described as a 'mix of humour, heartache and science, putting 21st Century relationships under the microscope'.
Katy Brand joins Sharon Horgan's company
As comedy development consultant
04/05/2016 … Katy Brand has moved into TV production, joining Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman as a comedy development consultant.
US deal for Tom Basden comedy
As Tim Key named as one of its stars
04/05/2016 … A new backpacking comedy-drama written by Tom Basden and starring Tim Key is to be screened in the US.
Tue 03 May 2016
Jack Dee to play a hired killer
In new Radio 4 comedy
03/05/2016 … Jack Dee is to play a hired killer.