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Chortle Digest
Chortle Digest
No 530, January 13, 2012

Welcome to your weekly round-up of comedy news courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As always, for more – plus listings of more than 4,000 forthcoming comedy events - check the website.

Noel Fielding talks about his psychaedelic new E4 show  >>

Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness is to host a new ITV panel show, cementing his role as the channel’s Mr Saturday Night.

Friends of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy creator Douglas Adams are to throw him a ‘virtual’ 60th birthday party in the Hammersmith Apollo. >>

Ricky Gervais has been told he must submit his Golden Globes script to awards organisers before hosting the event on Sunday.  >>

Radio 2 has launched this year’s Comedy Showcase pilots – comprising just Dave Gorman’s Pub Olympics and a panel show about soap operas. >>

Sky1 has commissioned a new family sitcom starring Sally Phillips and Tom Conti. >>

Campaigners are lobbying the government to change the copyright law so it cannot be used to stifle parodies. >>

And David Jason’s sitcom The Royal Bodyguard has taken another slump in the ratings, down to 2.9million viewers. >>

New comedy clips from Rich Fulcher, Family Guy, Mark Steel, Griff Rhys Jones and more. Click here to watch all videos.

adrian chilesThat Sunday Night Show
Ross Noble joins Adrian Chiles as a regular guest on the first six episodes of series three of That Sunday Night Show, recording every Friday from Jan 6th 2012.  Visit www.tvrecordings.com to book free tickets to the records.

On Sale
Out on January 23, Hacks - Channel 4's comedy take on the tabloid phone hacking scandal. Click to buy from Amazon.

In Correspondents, the section you write:

What's wrong with Northern Irish comedy  >>

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The Pajama Men in the West End   >>

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