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Wed 04 May 2016

Just For Laughs comes to London | Montreal festival brings Jim Jefferies, Piff and more

Just For Laughs comes to London

Montreal festival brings Jim Jefferies, Piff and more

04/05/2016 … Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy festival is launching a fortnight-long event in London featuring Jim Jefferies, Gina Yashere, Piff The Magic Dragon and more.

Bill Bailey writes safari sitcom | ...and a bird book, and more!
© Andy Hollingworth
© Andy Hollingworth

Bill Bailey writes safari sitcom

...and a bird book, and more!

04/05/2016 … Bill Bailey is writing a sitcom set in a safari park.

Is monogamy dead? | Rosie Wilby signs her first book deal to find the answer

Is monogamy dead?

Rosie Wilby signs her first book deal to find the answer

04/05/2016 … Comedian Rosie Wilby has signed a deal to write her first book, entitled Is Monogamy Dead?Combining memoir and sociology, it is described as a 'mix of humour, heartache and science, putting 21st Century relationships under the microscope'.

Katy Brand joins Sharon Horgan's company | As comedy development consultant

Katy Brand joins Sharon Horgan's company

As comedy development consultant

04/05/2016 … Katy Brand has moved into TV production, joining Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman as a comedy development consultant.

US deal for Tom Basden comedy | As Tim Key named as one of its stars

US deal for Tom Basden comedy

As Tim Key named as one of its stars

04/05/2016 … A new backpacking comedy-drama written by Tom Basden and starring Tim Key is to be screened in the US.

Tue 03 May 2016

Jack Dee to play a hired killer | In new Radio 4 comedy

Jack Dee to play a hired killer

In new Radio 4 comedy

03/05/2016 … Jack Dee is to play a hired killer.

Ben Elton takes a pop at Ricky Gervais | In his new Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow
© BBC/Colin Hutton
© BBC/Colin Hutton

Ben Elton takes a pop at Ricky Gervais

In his new Shakespeare sitcom Upstart Crow

03/05/2016 … Ben Elton has used his new Shakespearean sitcom to take a swipe Ricky Gervais.

Work starts on Car Share series 2 | Peter Kay spotted filming in Salford
© BBC
© BBC

Work starts on Car Share series 2

Peter Kay spotted filming in Salford

03/05/2016 … Filming has begun on the second series of Peter Kay's Car Share.

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