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Wed 01 October 2014

Fighting terror with comedy | Iraqis turn to sitcom to satirise IS jihadists

Fighting terror with comedy

Iraqis turn to sitcom to satirise IS jihadists

01/10/2014 … Iraqis have been hitting back at Islamic State terrorists – through sitcom.

Dara O Briain announces UK tour | Crowd Tickler on the road in 2015

Dara O Briain announces UK tour

Crowd Tickler on the road in 2015

01/10/2014 … Dara O Briain has announced a 65-night tour for the spring.

Toast's not going stale | Matt Berry wants to keep making C4 comedy

Toast's not going stale

Matt Berry wants to keep making C4 comedy

01/10/2014 … Matt Berry says he wants to keep making Toast Of London – as he’s got plenty of ideas that haven’t been used yet.

Tracy Morgan 'may never do stand-up again' | Lawyer's fear after road accident
© David Shankbone
© David Shankbone

Tracy Morgan 'may never do stand-up again'

Lawyer's fear after road accident

01/10/2014 … Tracy Morgan may never perform comedy again following the major car crash that claimed the life of his friend in June.

Tue 30 September 2014

Revealed: The habits of comedy-goers | What they like, what they spend, and where they go

Revealed: The habits of comedy-goers

What they like, what they spend, and where they go

30/09/2014 … The top five touring stand-ups sell more tickets than every other comedian put together.

Harry Hill to play Professor Branestawm | Family film for BBC One

Harry Hill to play Professor Branestawm

Family film for BBC One

30/09/2014 … Harry Hill is to make his acting debut for BBC One in Professor Branestaw, a family film adapted from the classic series of children's books.

Hugh Dennis joins Not Going Out | A tight 5: September 30
© Â Steve Ullathorne
© Â Steve Ullathorne

Hugh Dennis joins Not Going Out

A tight 5: September 30

30/09/2014 … HUGH DENNIS is joining the cast of Not Going Out.

Drunk History comes to the UK | Jimmy Carr to narrate British remake

Drunk History comes to the UK

Jimmy Carr to narrate British remake

30/09/2014 … American TV series Drunk History – in which inebriated comics recount stories from the past – is to be remade for the UK, with Jimmy Carr as the narrator.