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Dylan Moran performed stand-up shows in
But he wasn't quite the first >>
Simon Amstellís sitcom Grandmaís House is unlikely to return for a
third series, his co-writer has said. >>
In the 'I'm offended' files this week, the mother of a disabled child
is upset at Ross Noble >>
While Ricky Gervais has been accused of anti-semitism for joking about
Anne Frank. >>
Russell Brand is to face a committee of MPs looking into drug policy >>
One of the creators of The Inbetweeners has denied it's due for a
Stand-up Chris Ramsey has signed a development deal with the BBC >>
An Edinburgh hotel is offering stand-up on room service >>
And comedian John Cooper is to get married on the stage of the Comedy
Store in Manchester >>
Loads more from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival,
including Paul Foot, DeAnne Smith, Dead Cat Bounce, Dr Brown, Simon
Amstell and more. Full list here >>
New videos from Russell Howard, Josh Howie, spoof London Mayor
candidate Sir Ian Bowler, and animator Bill Plympton's version of The
Simpsons' couch gag. Click
here to watch all videos.
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