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Sat 23 May 2015

Fringe chaos: Freestival respond | 'How is this able to happen?'

Fringe chaos: Freestival respond

'How is this able to happen?'

23/05/2015 … Yesterday we reported on the bitter dispute over between rival organisations Freestival and PBH’s Free Fringe over who will progamme the Cowgatehead in Edinburgh for the forthcoming festival – a row that threatens scores of comedy shows that have already paid to be in the official brochure.

Fri 22 May 2015

Third series for Count Arthur | Back on BBC One next year
© BBC/Fremantle Productions
© BBC/Fremantle Productions

Third series for Count Arthur

Back on BBC One next year

22/05/2015 … The BBC has commissioned a third series of Count Arthur Strong.

De Niro's bitter comedian movie revived | Mike Newell signed up to direct

De Niro's bitter comedian movie revived

Mike Newell signed up to direct

22/05/2015 … A forthcoming movie starring Robert De Niro as a bitter, ageing stand-up has been given a new lease of life.

Iliza Shlesinger makes UK debut | A tight 5: May 22

Iliza Shlesinger makes UK debut

A tight 5: May 22

22/05/2015 … AMERICAN comic Iliza Shlesinger – a former winner of talent show Last Comic Standing – is to make her UK debut.

If Hitler played the Free Fringe... | WTF: Weekly Trivia File

If Hitler played the Free Fringe...

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

22/05/2015 … • 'Pete Johansson has to be the best fuck in comedy.

Thu 21 May 2015

Chaos at the Fringe | Freestival have 'no right' to programme venue claims rival PBH

Chaos at the Fringe

Freestival have 'no right' to programme venue claims rival PBH

21/05/2015 … It’s fast becoming a Fringe tradition – and today the annual row between rival free Edinburgh show promoters flared up in earnest.

Trigger Happy to return | Dom Joly promises 'cinematic' stunts

Trigger Happy to return

Dom Joly promises 'cinematic' stunts

21/05/2015 … Dom Joly is bringing back Trigger Happy TV after more than a dozen years.

'I felt violated, scared, objectified' | Comic exposes sexist heckler – who now faces the sack

'I felt violated, scared, objectified'

Comic exposes sexist heckler – who now faces the sack

21/05/2015 … A boorish heckler has been suspended from his job after a comedian went public about his 'rapey' comments.