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Tue 23 September 2014

Comic Gareth Berliner joins Corrie | Acting debut as a 'loveable rogue'

Comic Gareth Berliner joins Corrie

Acting debut as a 'loveable rogue'

23/09/2014 … Comedian Gareth Berliner has landed a role in Coronation Street – his first ever TV acting job.

Nick Frost: I want to do a wrestling movie | And the script's already written

Nick Frost: I want to do a wrestling movie

And the script's already written

23/09/2014 … Nick Frost is planning to star in his own wrestling movie'I've written a wrestling film, so I think we're going to try and get that off the ground over here' he told American comic Marc Maron on his WTF podcast.

Mon 22 September 2014

Radio series for John Kearns | 'Inspired by Tony Hancock'
© Geraint Lewis
© Geraint Lewis

Radio series for John Kearns

'Inspired by Tony Hancock'

22/09/2014 … Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns is making a four-part series for Radio 4.

Vic & Bob to record more House Of Fools | A tight 5: September 22

Vic & Bob to record more House Of Fools

A tight 5: September 22

22/09/2014 … RECORDING dates have been announced for the second series of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's sitcom House Of Fools.

Dawn French made university chancellor | Comedian vows to be hands-on

Dawn French made university chancellor

Comedian vows to be hands-on

22/09/2014 … Dawn French has been appointed chancellor of Falmouth University.

Sun 21 September 2014

Look what jokers are at the Labour Conference | The comedy week ahead

Look what jokers are at the Labour Conference

The comedy week ahead

21/09/2014 … TodayLIVE IN MANCHESTER: As the Labour conference comes to town, Eddie Izzard is joined by Phill Jupitus, Ian Stone, Sara Pascoe and host Stephen K Amos at a party fundraiser at the Opera House.

Fri 19 September 2014

Greg Davies to front a Dave series | He'll be The Taskmaster alongside Alex Horne

Greg Davies to front a Dave series

He'll be The Taskmaster alongside Alex Horne

19/09/2014 … Greg Davies and Alex Horne are to present a new entertainment series on UKTV Dave.

Will Peter Kay play Danny Baker's dad? | Reports of new comedy role

Will Peter Kay play Danny Baker's dad?

Reports of new comedy role

19/09/2014 … Peter Kay has been reportedly cast to play Danny Baker’s dad in a sitcom based on the broadcaster’s memoirs.