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Thu 05 May 2016
Bafta gives Galton & Simpson its highest honour
Fellowship for sitcom's trailblazers
05/05/2016 … 'Trailblazing' comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson will be honoured with a Bafta Fellowship at the awards on Sunday.
Wed 04 May 2016
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!
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
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
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
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
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
03/05/2016 … Ben Elton has used his new Shakespearean sitcom to take a swipe Ricky Gervais.