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Wed 27 August 2014

Richard Pryor biopic casting announced | Mike Epps plays comic; Oprah Winfrey his gran
© Mike Epps/Twitter
© Mike Epps/Twitter

Richard Pryor biopic casting announced

Mike Epps plays comic; Oprah Winfrey his gran

27/08/2014 … Comedian Mike Epps has been cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic of the comic legend – with Oprah Winfrey playing his grandmother.

Tue 26 August 2014

The Green Room comes to the UK | A tight 5: August 26

The Green Room comes to the UK

A tight 5: August 26

26/08/2014 … BOTH seasons of The Green Room with Paul Prozenza – the comedians' round-table chat show that aired on Showtime in the US – have been made available legally in the UK for the first time.

No Emmy for Gervais's Derek | As ceremony honours Robin Williams

No Emmy for Gervais's Derek

As ceremony honours Robin Williams

26/08/2014 … Ricky Gervais has lost out on winning an Emmy for Derek to Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.

Mon 25 August 2014

Fringe claims record box office | 2.18million tickets sold

Fringe claims record box office

2.18million tickets sold

25/08/2014 … The Edinburgh Fringe has recorded another box office record this year – with 2.

Comics choose Fringe favourites | First Barry winners announced

Comics choose Fringe favourites

First Barry winners announced

25/08/2014 … Comedians Bec Hill and Will Franken are among the winners of the first Barry Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Sun 24 August 2014

Have you seen Steen? | The comedy week ahead

Have you seen Steen?

The comedy week ahead

24/08/2014 … The comedy week ahead.

Sat 23 August 2014

'They don't want anything interesting or edgy' | Frankie Boyle blasts TV execs

'They don't want anything interesting or edgy'

Frankie Boyle blasts TV execs

23/08/2014 … Frankie Boyle has launched a typically forthright attack on risk-averse TV commissioners, toothless middle-class satire and the lack of women on panel shows.

John Kearns wins Fosters award | Alex Edelman best newcomer; Funz & Gamez panel prize
© Geraint Lewis
© Geraint Lewis

John Kearns wins Fosters award

Alex Edelman best newcomer; Funz & Gamez panel prize

23/08/2014 … John Kearns has won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.