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Chortle Digest
Chortle Digest
No 537, March 9, 2012

Welcome to your weekly round-up of comedy news courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As always, for more – plus listings of around 4,000 forthcoming comedy events - check the website.

Frank Carson
The BBC has been accused of exploitation and hypocrisy, over its 'additional material' writers on Radio 4’s flagship topical show The News Quiz  >>

Sarah Millican’s first TV programme has proved a ratings hit. >>

Edinburgh Fringe operation Assembly is buying up two buildings in the city, to give it a permanent base for arts programming. >>

Tim Brooke-Taylor is to front a new spoof news bulletin about animals >>

Sky Atlantic has snapped up the rights to Russell Brand's new American late-night show >>

A new stage version of Steptoe And Son is set to tour the UK. >>

Comedian Adam Hills is to host Australia’s first ever mass same-sex ‘wedding’ on TV. >>

Sweden is to make its own version of QI. >>

In Correspondents, the section you write:

Stop analysing... and just be funny  >>

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More videos from our Student Comedy Awards, powered by The Sims 3, plus the Avengers reimagined as the Frends title squence, another Fast Show, Hilary Duff's Pregnancy Secrets and more Click here to watch all videos.

Doug StanhopeThe ferociously honest and outrageously uninhibited Doug Stanhope returns to the UK and releases his second new live comedy DVD/CD Before Turning The Gun On Himself .

 Recorded in Salt Lake City, this is the follow up to the widely lauded Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere  and coincides with Doug's mammoth 40 date UK tour.
Click here to buy the DVD at Play.com
“Doug Stanhope might be the most important stand up working today” – Ricky Gervais

The Gregg Jevin memorial concert  >>

Dave Cohen: Songs in A Flat >>

And Boothby Graffoe's new CD Bang! Is This Your Vehicle Sir >>

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