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Tue 21 February 2017
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
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
21/02/2017 … YouTube comedian Arron Crascall has signed a book deal.
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
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
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
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
20/02/2017 … Comedy Central has been rapped for dropping the f-bomb before the 9pm watershed on Christmas Day.