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Hillsborough campaigners have rejected a
£1,000 donation Alan Davies offered to apologise for his inflammatory
remarks over the tragedy. >>
Channel 4 has dropped a hidden-camera comedy sketch in which a blind man groped a nude model in an art class.
Sarah Alexander and Neil Morrissey are to star in a new BBC One sitcom, Mr And Mrs Jones >>
Russell Howard has slammed the TV channel Dave, claiming it is the ‘greatest threat’ facing comedy >> Although he later backtracked and said he was joking >>
Comedian and accordionist Martin White has been axed as Dave Gorman’s sidekick on his Sunday morning Absolute Radio show. >>
The BBC is to make a four-part British Asian comedy series presented by Meera Syal >>
And The League Of Gentlemen could ‘reconvene’, its stars have said – insisting they never formally split up after their 2005 feature film. >>
Loads this week from the Melbourne International Comedy
Festival,including Sarah Kendall, Dr Brown, Des Bishop, Felicity Ward,
Greg Fleet and more. Here's
the full list
New videos from Frisky & Mannish, Andrew O'Neill, Totally Tom, Joe Bor and Luke Toulson, The Onion and more
here to watch all videos.
Mrs Barbara Nice – Housewife Superstar in ‘Hiya and Higher’
Saturday 5 May, 8pm at Stratford Circus
MRS BARBARA NICE is the comic creation of Janice Connolly – who played
the cult character ‘Holy Mary’ in Channel 4 TV’s acclaimed series
‘Phoenix Nights’ which launched comedian Peter Kay to stardom. Expect a
friendly, inclusive atmosphere with home truths, great timing and
unique comic insights into the human condition.
Tickets £12/£10. www.stratford-circus.com
0844 357 2625
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