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All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Wed 17 September 2014

Ben Miller: Kids' stories should be scarier | ...and he pays tribute to Rik Mayall

Ben Miller: Kids' stories should be scarier

...and he pays tribute to Rik Mayall

17/09/2014 … Ben Miller has called for children’s stories to become more gruesome.

Tue 16 September 2014

Jon Richardson gets engaged | He pops the question to comic Lucy Beaumont

Jon Richardson gets engaged

He pops the question to comic Lucy Beaumont

16/09/2014 … Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have announced their engagement – on television.

Third series for Marc Maron | IFC renews his semi-autobiographical show

Third series for Marc Maron

IFC renews his semi-autobiographical show

16/09/2014 … Comic and podcaster Marc Maron has landed a third season of his self-titled comedy series.

Stan Laurel letter fetches £1,400 | A tight 5: September 16

Stan Laurel letter fetches £1,400

A tight 5: September 16

16/09/2014 … A LETTER written by Stan Laurel fetched an astonishing £1,400 when it went under the hammer today.

Mon 15 September 2014

W1A to return | Second series for BBC sitcom

W1A to return

Second series for BBC sitcom

15/09/2014 … W1A, the BBC comedy about its own internal workings, is to return for a second series.

No third series for Derek | Gervais confirms the show will end with a special

No third series for Derek

Gervais confirms the show will end with a special

15/09/2014 … Ricky Gervais is working on a special episode of Derek to bring the show to a close.

BBC showcases black comedy | Two-hour show for local radio

BBC showcases black comedy

Two-hour show for local radio

15/09/2014 … Local BBC radio stations across the UK are to broadcast an evening of black comedy.

Sun 14 September 2014