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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.

Noel Fielding cancels New York shows | 'Unforeseen scheduling conflicts' blamed

Noel Fielding cancels New York shows

'Unforeseen scheduling conflicts' blamed

27/05/2015 … Noel Fielding has been forced to cancel his sold-out week of performances in New York with less than two weeks’ notice.

Nina Conti pilots a chat show | ...despite fearing it'll be 'shit'

Nina Conti pilots a chat show

...despite fearing it'll be 'shit'

27/05/2015 … Nina Conti is recording a chat show pilot with her puppets interviewing celebrities, despite worrying that it will be 'shit'.

Tue 26 May 2015

Buzz off! | Never Mind The Buzzcocks dropped after 28 series

Buzz off!

Never Mind The Buzzcocks dropped after 28 series

26/05/2015 … Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 18 years on the air.

'A high point of my career' | Comics perform gig at 3,196ft

'A high point of my career'

Comics perform gig at 3,196ft

26/05/2015 … More than 100 walkers yesterday watched the UK's highest ever comedy gig, which took place at 3,196ft on the summit of of Ben Lomond.