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Sun 19 April 2015

Rik Mayall's family face huge tax bill | ...becuase he died without a will

Rik Mayall's family face huge tax bill

...becuase he died without a will

19/04/2015 … Rik Mayall’s family could be facing a huge tax bill as he failed to leave a will.

Sat 18 April 2015

R4 takes a lesson from Lina | Commission for comic Ria

R4 takes a lesson from Lina

Commission for comic Ria

18/04/2015 … Comedian Ria Lina has landed her first Radio 4 commission.

Sam Simmons takes the Barry | Victory at Melbourne Comedy Fest

Sam Simmons takes the Barry

Victory at Melbourne Comedy Fest

18/04/2015 … Sam Simmons has won Australia's top live comedy award, the Barry.

Fri 17 April 2015

Johnny Vegas joins film about would-be stand-up | Jimmy Cricket also features

Johnny Vegas joins film about would-be stand-up

Jimmy Cricket also features

17/04/2015 … Johnny Vegas and Jimmy Cricket are to appear together in a film about a would-be stand-up.

Newcastle's Hyena Club to close | But nights continue thanks to Jason Manford...

Newcastle's Hyena Club to close

But nights continue thanks to Jason Manford...

17/04/2015 … Newcastle’s oldest comedy venue is to close its doors.

Sharon Horgan lands her first US series | Divorce to star Sarah Jessica Parker

Sharon Horgan lands her first US series

Divorce to star Sarah Jessica Parker

17/04/2015 … Sharon Horgan’s American comedy Divorce has been picked up for a full series by HBO.

Russell Brand joins Bin Laden comedy | Directed by Borat's Larry Charles

Russell Brand joins Bin Laden comedy

Directed by Borat's Larry Charles

17/04/2015 … Russell Brand is to appear in a new comedy movie about one man's search for Osama Bin Laden.