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Thu 28 May 2015

Gold announces three new comedies | Including new show from Porridge creators

Gold announces three new comedies

Including new show from Porridge creators

28/05/2015 … UKTV's Gold channel has announced three new comedy commissions – moving away from repackaged archive shows.

Bristol has its last Laughs | City's comedy club closes after just SEVEN weeks

Bristol has its last Laughs

City's comedy club closes after just SEVEN weeks

28/05/2015 … Bristol’s latest big weekend comedy club, Laughs, has unexpectedly closed – after just seven weeks in operation.

The best of the old... | A tight 5: May 28

The best of the old...

A tight 5: May 28

28/05/2015 … THE finalists have been announced for the Leicester Square Theatre's Old Comedian Of The Year – including one act, Tim Shishodia, who won the venue's new comedian title five years ago.

Wed 27 May 2015

Dave Chappelle to make UK debut | First London solo shows announced

Dave Chappelle to make UK debut

First London solo shows announced

27/05/2015 … Dave Chappelle is coming to London to perform his first ever full show in the UK.

Radio 4 orders heart attack comedy | Carey Marx adapts his stand-up show

Radio 4 orders heart attack comedy

Carey Marx adapts his stand-up show

27/05/2015 … Carey Marx is to adapt the stand-up show he wrote about his heart attack into a Radio 4 programme.

Australian comedy kingpin dies | John Pinder pioneered clubs and festivals

Australian comedy kingpin dies

John Pinder pioneered clubs and festivals

27/05/2015 … Leading Australian live comedy producer John Pinder has died at the age of 70, after contracting cancer.

Jason Manford hosts crowd-funding show | The Money Pit turns Dragons' Den on its head

Jason Manford hosts crowd-funding show

The Money Pit turns Dragons' Den on its head

27/05/2015 … Jason Manford is to front a Dragon’s Den-style TV show in which ordinary people invest in business ideas.