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Tue 28 July 2015

Conan sued over 'joke theft' | Blogger seeks $780k over four gags

Conan sued over 'joke theft'

Blogger seeks $780k over four gags

28/07/2015 … American chat show host Conan O'Brien is being sued for alleged joke theft.

C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series | A tight 5: July 28

C4 orders Matt Lucas-narrated series

A tight 5: July 28

28/07/2015 … CHANNEL 4 has commissioned a full series of its TV nostalgia show It Was Alright in the 1970s, narrated by Matt Lucas.

Shappi Khorsandi writes debut novel | 'Dark, funny' tale out next year

Shappi Khorsandi writes debut novel

'Dark, funny' tale out next year

28/07/2015 … Shappi Khorsandi is writing her first novel.

Mon 27 July 2015

'I should have been educated about rape' | Dapper Laughs on THAT controversy
© ITV
© ITV

'I should have been educated about rape'

Dapper Laughs on THAT controversy

27/07/2015 … Dapper Laughs says he should have been ‘educated’ about rape, rather than losing his TV series over offensive comments he made at a gig.

Great Scot! Christopher Lloyd joins Crackanory | Series 3 storytellers named
© Alex Archambault / Creative Commons
© Alex Archambault / Creative Commons

Great Scot! Christopher Lloyd joins Crackanory

Series 3 storytellers named

27/07/2015 … Back To The Future legend Christopher Lloyd is to take part in the next series of Crackanory.

Edinburgh Fringe hit by £220,000 fraud | Police investigate former employee

Edinburgh Fringe hit by £220,000 fraud

Police investigate former employee

27/07/2015 … The Edinburgh Fringe say they have uncovered a ‘sophisticated’ £220,000 fraud involving one of their employees.

Stephen Merchant's play closes early | Curtain comes down on The Mentalists

Stephen Merchant's play closes early

Curtain comes down on The Mentalists

27/07/2015 … Stephen Merchant's West End debut is to close a month early.

Sun 26 July 2015

Goodbye Will Franken; Hello Sarah Franken | Comic comes out to 'end a lifetime of secrecy'

Goodbye Will Franken; Hello Sarah Franken

Comic comes out to 'end a lifetime of secrecy'

26/07/2015 … Over the past 15 years, Will Franken has forged a reputation as a fast-paced, multi-layered character comedian.