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Wed 30 July 2014

Johnny Vegas's criminal background | Comic discovers his ancestors were prisoners
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© ITV

Johnny Vegas's criminal background

Comic discovers his ancestors were prisoners

30/07/2014 … Johnny Vegas has delved into his family's criminal past for a new ITV series.

Dapper Laughs lands ITV2 show | Dating tips from 'ultimate lad' comic

Dapper Laughs lands ITV2 show

Dating tips from 'ultimate lad' comic

30/07/2014 … Dapper Laughs, the internet comic who styles himself as the ‘ultimate lad’, has landed his own ITV2 series.

'Truth, trust, empathy and intimacy' | Academic studies stand-up's benefits

'Truth, trust, empathy and intimacy'

Academic studies stand-up's benefits

30/07/2014 … It's a fact most comedians probably already realise, but making an emotional connection with an audience can be more important than the actual jokes.

Tue 29 July 2014

Scandi-sitcom for Adam Riches | New show about a comic who moves to Sweden

Scandi-sitcom for Adam Riches

New show about a comic who moves to Sweden

29/07/2014 … Adam Riches is to star in his first sitcom, as a failing stand-up who moves to Sweden.

Mon 28 July 2014

The stress of being middle-class... | R4 commissions a sitcom from Croft & Pearce

The stress of being middle-class...

R4 commissions a sitcom from Croft & Pearce

28/07/2014 … Comedy double act Croft & Pearce are to have their own series on Radio 4.

Krusty's unlucky 'bastard' | A tight 5: July 28
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© Fox

Krusty's unlucky 'bastard'

A tight 5: July 28

28/07/2014 … CHANNEL 4 has escaped censure from TV watchdogs Ofcom for airing an episode of The Simpsons containing the word 'bastard' at 6pm.

Sun 27 July 2014

Occultist transvestite lands Radio 4 show | Andrew O'Neill vs Middle England

Occultist transvestite lands Radio 4 show

Andrew O'Neill vs Middle England

27/07/2014 … Andrew O’Neill is to make his own stand-up show for Radio 4.

Birmingham gets a new comedy club | ...in a lapdance bar

Birmingham gets a new comedy club

...in a lapdance bar

27/07/2014 … Birmingham is getting a new weekly comedy club, in a lap dace and strip club.