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Mon 27 February 2017

Nish Kumar pilots satirical BBC comedy | With the creators of The Daily Mash
© Idil Sukan
© Idil Sukan

Nish Kumar pilots satirical BBC comedy

With the creators of The Daily Mash

27/02/2017 … Nish Kumar is piloting a spoof news show for BBC Two with the creators of parody website The Daily Mash.

Romesh joins Museum Of Comedy | New curator on John Lloyd's R4 show
© Andy Hollingworth
© Andy Hollingworth

Romesh joins Museum Of Comedy

New curator on John Lloyd's R4 show

27/02/2017 … Romesh Ranganathan is to become the curator of the next series of Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity, Chortle can reveal.

Adam Buxton versus Dartmoor | Comic goes 'wild camping' for C4 show

Adam Buxton versus Dartmoor

Comic goes 'wild camping' for C4 show

27/02/2017 … Adam Buxton is to go camping on the wilds of Dartmoor for a new Channel 4 show.

Did the Oscars rip off Michael McIntyre? | Jimmy Kimmel segment likened to Unexpected Star of the Show
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© BBC

Did the Oscars rip off Michael McIntyre?

Jimmy Kimmel segment likened to Unexpected Star of the Show

27/02/2017 … The producers of the Oscars have been accused of ripping off Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Award | Vote for your Glasgow favourite

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Award

Vote for your Glasgow favourite

27/02/2017 … Scott Redmond won the first heat of this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award in Glasgow on Thursday night – performing half of his set as Elvis Presley.

Funny Women loses its Benefit | Awards now seeking new sponsor

Funny Women loses its Benefit

Awards now seeking new sponsor

27/02/2017 … Benefit Cosmetics has ended is sponsorship of the Funny Women Awards after five years.

New podcast to parody other podcasts | David Reed launches Inside The Comedian

New podcast to parody other podcasts

David Reed launches Inside The Comedian

27/02/2017 … A new comedy podcast is set to spoof other comedy podcasts.

Leicester fest claims box office record | Ticket sales up 22 per cent

Leicester fest claims box office record

Ticket sales up 22 per cent

27/02/2017 … The Leicester Comedy Festival has beaten its own box-office record, selling 22 per cent more tickets than last year.

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