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Tue 30 August 2016
Dave Chappelle announces London gigs
Eight shows next week
30/08/2016 … Dave Chappelle, has announced a surprise run of eight intimate London shows – in just a week’s timeHe will be performing two shows a night from next Tuesday (September 6) to Friday.
Sky orders another series of Trollied
As Rufus Hound joins the cast
30/08/2016 … Sky 1 has commissioned a sixth series of Trollied – with Rufus Hound joining the cast.
Mon 29 August 2016
Gene Wilder dies at 83
Comic star had Alzheimer's disease
29/08/2016 … Tributes have been pouring in for comic actor Gene Wilder, who has died at the age of 83.
Sun 28 August 2016
BBC sitcom season kicks off
The comedy week ahead
28/08/2016 … The comedy week ahead.
Delta Airlnes censors Chris Rock
Row over 'faggot' routine
28/08/2016 … Delta Airlines is editing a Chris Rock comedy special on its in-flight entertainment systems after a passenger complained about the comedian’s use of the word ‘faggot’.
Hamish and Dougal become stage stars
New theatre show based on Radio 4 characters
28/08/2016 … A new stage play has been created based around Radio 4 comedy characters Hamish and Dougal.
Comedians' Choice winners revealed
Celebrating the best of the Fringe
28/08/2016 … Mat Ewins, Lolly Adefope and Bob Slayer have won the Comedians’ Choice awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Sat 27 August 2016
Richard Gadd scoops Edinburgh Comedy Award
A double for Scotland as Scott Gibson takes newcomer
27/08/2016 … Richard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for a show about being the victim of sexual assault.