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Chortle Digest
Chortle Digest
No 533, February 3, 2012
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Welcome to your weekly round-up of comedy news courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As always, for more – plus listings of more than 4,500 forthcoming comedy events - check the website.

Competition
As our free comedy compilation album giveaway comes to an end – a chance to win full copies of all the albums whose tracks we have features.  >>

News
Noel FieldingE4 has ordered a second series of Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, just a week into the first run of six episodes. >>

Billy Connolly has been criticised for the second time in a week for ending his stand-up show abruptly after losing patience with disruptive audience members >> It came just after he was named the most influential stand-up of all time >>

Sir David Jason is directing a new BBC comedy pilot about a firm of undertakers. >>

Mock The Week has come under fire for its lack of female contestants from both MP Nadine Dorres >> and a BBC report >>

Bossy Jewish matriarchs Ronna & Beverly are to pilot their own talk show for Sky.  >>

Channel 4 has dodged almost certain controversy by dropping Frankie Boyle’s planned new talk show. >>

Just A Minute had record edits first editions overseas – with a taping of two shows in Mumbai. >>

And BBC Breakfast had to apologise after American  stand-up Dave Fulton said ‘wanker’ live on air. >>

On Sale
Out on DVD on Monday – Holy Flying Circus, the strange and funny story of the Pythons' run-in with the religious brigade over Life Of Brian. >>
Video
Chortle's own footage from Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival this week, featuring Tim Vine, Vikki Stone, Nick Helm, Chris McCausland and Pat Cahill. Click here to watch all videos.

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Opinion
In Correspondents, the section you write:

The secret of comedy writing... >>

Britain's most influential comic? It's got to be Bob Hope >>

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Reviews

The New Act Of The Year final in Stratford Circus, East London >>



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