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Sat 25 June 2016
H-h-h-h-Hancock's h-h-h-h-idden gems
The best comedy on demand
25/06/2016 … The week's best comedy on demand.
Cosby accuser drops case
His lawyers says it shows he's innocent
25/06/2016 … One of the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1965 has dropped a defamation case against the comedianThe shock decision came just a day after the star's lawyers failed in a bid to have Kristina Ruehli's case dismissedCourt papers did not say why she was withdrawing the case, but the Washington Post reports her saying that she had accomplished her goal of drawing attention to Cosby’s alleged behaviourHowever Cosby's lawyers say that her dropping the case was proof of the 78-year-old comic's innocenceThe star's reputation has been destroyed after more than 50 women claimed he assaulted them, often after plying them with drugs and alcohol.
Fri 24 June 2016
Paul Sinha to make his panto debut
A tight 5: June 24
24/06/2016 … PAUL SINHA is to make his pantomime debut.
Andrew Lawrence's Brexit gloat
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
24/06/2016 … •'I've thrown all my eyeliner in the bin,' Russell Kane.
Comedians disrupt Donald Trump visit
With Nazi golf balls and sweary banners
24/06/2016 … Comedians Lee Nelson and Janey Godley have disrupted Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland today.
Horrible Histories is back
For a one-off special about authors
24/06/2016 … Horrible Histories is to return for another one-off special, with Mel Giedroyc returning as a guest star The team are making a show about Staggering Storytellers to mark the BBC's #Lovetoread campaign.
Thu 23 June 2016
Griff Rhys Jones announces comedy tour
Prompted by Mel Smith's death
23/06/2016 … Griff Rhys Jones is to embark on his first solo comedy tour, inspired by the death of his long-term professional partner Mel Smith.
First look at Sarah Jessica Parker in Divorce
Written by Sharon Horgan
23/06/2016 … HBO has released the first footage of Sarah Jessica Parker in Divorce, the new comedy written by Sharon Horgan.