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Wed 29 March 2017
Matt Lucas's memoirs out this autumn
A tight 5: March 29
29/03/2017 … MATT LUCAS's memoirs, Little Me, are to be published on October 3, it has been announced.
The B'Stard is back!
The New Statesman revisited, three years after Rik Mayall's death
29/03/2017 … A spin-off from classic political sitcom The New Statesman could be on the cards – three years after the death of its star Rik Mayall.
Chris Addison to direct Dirty Rotten Scoundrels reboot
With Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson
29/03/2017 … Chris Addison is to direct the female-led remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Alexander Armstrong to host ITV game show
'It'll be like 10 referendums a night'.
29/03/2017 … Alexander Armstrong is to front a new game show for ITV.
Tue 28 March 2017
Latitude comedy line-up announced
Amstell, O Briain and Ryan headline
28/03/2017 … Simon Amstell, Dara O Briain and Katherine Ryan have been announced as the comedy headliners for this year's Latitude Festival.
Student Comedy Award: Who is your favourite
Vote for the best of the People's Choice winners
28/03/2017 … Here are all the People’s Choice winners from the various heats of the Chortle Student Comedy Award.
A legacy for Felix Dexter
BBC to set up writers' bursary in his name
28/03/2017 … The BBC is honouring Felix Dexter by setting up a bursary in his honour.
Bafta recognises Fleabag
First nominations for Phoebe Waller-Bridge
28/03/2017 … Phoebe Waller-Bridge could bag her first Bafta – or two – for Fleabag.