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Fri 24 February 2017

Netflix signs Tracy Morgan | New stand-up special for 30 Rock star

Netflix signs Tracy Morgan

New stand-up special for 30 Rock star

24/02/2017 … Netflix has signed 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan to make a new stand-up special.

Thu 23 February 2017

Sky's Mount Pleasant to end | Filming starts on 90-minute finale

Sky's Mount Pleasant to end

Filming starts on 90-minute finale

23/02/2017 … Sky 1 comedy Mount Pleasant is to end after six years.

Simon Amstell announces 2017 tour | What Is This? described as a 'deeply personal' show

Simon Amstell announces 2017 tour

What Is This? described as a 'deeply personal' show

23/02/2017 … Simon Amstell has announced his fifth stand-up tour of the UK.

BBC to tell of Cosby's fall | New documentary ahead of comic's trial

BBC to tell of Cosby's fall

New documentary ahead of comic's trial

23/02/2017 … The BBC is making an hour-long documentary about Bill Cosby’s fall from grace.

BBC Three gets even more Witless | Third series for gangland comedy
© BBC/Objective
© BBC/Objective

BBC Three gets even more Witless

Third series for gangland comedy

23/02/2017 … BBC Three has commissioned a third and apparently final series of its comedy Witless.

Joke 'is not to be taken seriously' | BBC's response to complaint against 'anti-Liverpool' gag

Joke 'is not to be taken seriously'

BBC's response to complaint against 'anti-Liverpool' gag

23/02/2017 … The BBC Trust has declined to intervene after a viewer complained about an anti-Liverpool joke on Have I Got News For You.

Wed 22 February 2017

Ricky Gervais: My 'platinum' tickets will hit the touts | Premium pricing for Humanity tour

Ricky Gervais: My 'platinum' tickets will hit the touts

Premium pricing for Humanity tour

22/02/2017 … Ricky Gervais is to sell high-priced ‘platinum’ tickets to his new stand-up tour, in a move said to be designed to beat the touts.

Walliams & Friend to return | ...as his book Ratburger comes to Sky1
© BBC/King Bert
© BBC/King Bert

Walliams & Friend to return

...as his book Ratburger comes to Sky1

22/02/2017 … Walliams & Friend is to return for a second series.

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