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Wed 20 August 2014

And the 2014 nominees are... | Edinburgh shortlist announced

And the 2014 nominees are...

Edinburgh shortlist announced

20/08/2014 … The nominees for this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced.

Changing the laws of physics | Second pilot for Adam Hills science show

Changing the laws of physics

Second pilot for Adam Hills science show

20/08/2014 … Channel 4 is to make a second pilot of a comedy science show fronted by Adam Hills.

E4 orders Wittank pilot | Half-hour show for 'original and anarchic' trio

E4 orders Wittank pilot

Half-hour show for 'original and anarchic' trio

20/08/2014 … Channel 4 have commissioned a pilot from sketch trio Wittank.

This Frog has croaked | Preston comedy club to close

This Frog has croaked

Preston comedy club to close

20/08/2014 … The Frog And Bucket is to close its Preston branch after five years.

Tue 19 August 2014

Christmas specials for The Wrong Mans | Two-part story for BBC Two

Christmas specials for The Wrong Mans

Two-part story for BBC Two

19/08/2014 … James Corden and Mathew Baynton are to make a Christmas special of The Wrong Mans.

Shaun of the Dead reanimated | A tight 5: August 19

Shaun of the Dead reanimated

A tight 5: August 19

19/08/2014 … SIMON PEGG and Nick Frost are to revive their Sean Of The Dead characters for an animated Disney Channel series.

Bleeping idiots! | Ofcom probe into 'censorship' of Monty Python's swearing
© Andy Gotts
© Andy Gotts

Bleeping idiots!

Ofcom probe into 'censorship' of Monty Python's swearing

19/08/2014 … It is normally charged with keeping swearing OFF the television.

Lenny Henry to star in Richard Pryor play | New project for National Theatre

Lenny Henry to star in Richard Pryor play

New project for National Theatre

19/08/2014 … Lenny Henry is to appear in a play about Richard Pryor at the National Theatre.