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Chortle Digest
Chortle Digest
No 535, February 17, 2012

Welcome to your weekly round-up of comedy news courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As always, for more – plus listings of around 4,500 forthcoming comedy events - check the website.

Alan PartridgeWork has started on a new series of Alan Patridge's Mid-Morning Matters for Foster's >>

More British comics have been announced for the Secret Policeman's Ball in New York >>

Hollywood star Brian Cox is shooting a sitcom in his native Dundee, a TV version of Radio 4 hit The Bob Servant Emails >>

Irish musical act The Rubberbandits have landed a Channel 4 show on the back of their internet videos. >>

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala is returning to London’s O2 Arena for the third time. >>

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are working on a new show similar to Shooting Stars – as well as their own film.  >>

Jim Gaffigan is to follow in the footsteps of fellow American comic Louis CK – and release his next stand-up video direct to fans. >>

And a theatre has banned Frankie Boyle over the jokes he made about Katie Price’s disabled son, Harvey. >>

 The Fast Show returns, Charlie Brooker rants against The Sun in verse and several comics make Valentine's Day virals. Click here to watch all videos.

Fitzrovia RadioThe Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Recreating the unique spirit of 1940’s radio plays and brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s new show is playing just three more Tuesday nights at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre. Tickets from £19.50. Click here

‘Both evokes and satirises a long-gone era. Smart gags and smart clothes too.’ Evening Standard – Critic’s Choice

Adam Riches at the Soho Theatre, London >>

And from Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival:

Fergus Craig >>
Luke Toulson >>
Alfie Moore - I Predicted A Riot >>

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