Direct from a muddly Latitude, it's a round-up of the week's
comedy news stories from the week from Chortle.co.uk. As
always, for more – plus listings of thousands of forthcoming
comedy events - check the website.
BBC Two has confirmed that The Thick Of It
will return for a new series of seven half-hour episodes this autumn.
David Walliams is being lined up to host a new primetime panel show on BBC One, with Frank Skinner and Greg Davies as team captains.
Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Charlie Brooker’s Black
Mirror plays. >>
Comedian Daniel Tosh has apologised for making a rape joke – in a
routine that was supposed to be about how it’s OK to make light of dark
Reality TV singer Stacey Solomon is hoping to become the star of her
own sitcom. >>
Comedian Rob Delaney has sold out a week-long run at London’s Soho
Theatre in an hour – on the back of just one tweet. >>
Digital TV channel Dave has commissioned a fourth series of its
stand-up show One Night Stand. >>
Comedy-drama Mount Pleasant is to return for a second series, but
moving from Sky 1 to Sky Living. >>
Peep Show co-writer Sam Bain is working on a new comedy series for Sky
in which unlikely celebrity couples - the real ones - would appear in
sketches together. >>
Fast Fringe is back
every day at the Edinburgh Fringe, with 12 acts and a compere squeezed
into every hour. Here are the tickets. >>
A Q&A with Lucy Porter as she returns to Edinburgh for the
first time in a couple of years >>
New stuff from Hanniabl Buress, The Dawson Brothers, Robin Cooper, Jake & Amir and more.
here to watch all videos.
In Correspondents, the section you write:
The value of David Baddiel's foreskin >>
Why I'm bribing comedy reviewers >>
What's killing comedy? Comedians! >>
And in response, What's killing comedy? Everybody but me... >>
One comedian's experience of the Dubai circuit >>
here to learn how to contribute.
Tim Minchin at the Udderbelly >>
Set List comes to TV >>