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Sun 28 August 2016

BBC sitcom season kicks off | The comedy week ahead
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© BBC/Scott Kershaw

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

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
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© BBC

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

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

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.

BBC's new satirical comedy - but with no comedians | A Gogglebox take on topical humour

BBC's new satirical comedy - but with no comedians

A Gogglebox take on topical humour

27/08/2016 … BBC Two is to launch a new topical satire show – but created by ‘real people’, not comedians.

Live At The Apollo gets a 12th series | A tight 5: August 27

Live At The Apollo gets a 12th series

A tight 5: August 27

27/08/2016 … LIVE At The Apollo is to return for six more episodes and a Christmas special, to be recorded at the London venue in October, Names of the stand-ups taking part in the 12th series have not yet been released, but free tickets are available here.

John Cleese is offered a BBC sitcom | Comedy legend 'in talks' over new role

John Cleese is offered a BBC sitcom

Comedy legend 'in talks' over new role

27/08/2016 … John Cleese has been offered the starring role in a new BBC sitcom.

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