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Tue 21 February 2017

Filming starts on Roisin Conaty's GameFace | E4 series starting later this year

Filming starts on Roisin Conaty's GameFace

E4 series starting later this year

21/02/2017 … Filming has begun on Roisin Conaty's E4 sitcom GameFace – three years after the pilot aired.

Harold Lloyd films to become animations | New deal with pioneering comedian's estate

Harold Lloyd films to become animations

New deal with pioneering comedian's estate

21/02/2017 … Harold Lloyd’s comedy films are to be made into a series of animated features.

From Vines to a book deal | Online comic Arron Crascall to write See Ya Later

From Vines to a book deal

Online comic Arron Crascall to write See Ya Later

21/02/2017 … YouTube comedian Arron Crascall has signed a book deal.

Romesh Ranganathan shoots Sky sitcom | Semi-autobiographical tale of reluctant pub landlord
© Andy Hollingworth
© Andy Hollingworth

Romesh Ranganathan shoots Sky sitcom

Semi-autobiographical tale of reluctant pub landlord

21/02/2017 … Romesh Ranganathan is piloting a semi-autobiographical sitcom for Sky 1.

Carters Get Rich gets a launch date | A tight 5: February 21

Carters Get Rich gets a launch date

A tight 5: February 21

21/02/2017 … SKY1 has confirmed a transmission date for Carters Get Rich, its family sitcom about a boy who becomes an internet millionaire that Chortle first reported on last summer.

A magic moment | Paul Zenon collects an award from Ken Dodd
© Daniel Eden
© Daniel Eden

A magic moment

Paul Zenon collects an award from Ken Dodd

21/02/2017 … Paul Zenon has received a comedy award from Sir Ken Dodd.

Mon 20 February 2017

Writing award for John Oliver's team | And Richard Curtis haiiled

Writing award for John Oliver's team

And Richard Curtis haiiled

20/02/2017 … John Oliver and his team picked up a Writer’s Guild Of America gong last night.

Merry effing Christimas | Comedy Central rapped for December 25 f-bomb

Merry effing Christimas

Comedy Central rapped for December 25 f-bomb

20/02/2017 … Comedy Central has been rapped for dropping the f-bomb before the 9pm watershed on Christmas Day.

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