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courtesy of Chortle.co.uk. As
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The writers of Outnumbered are planning to
follow in the footsteps of The Inbetweeners, by writing a big-screen
The BBC is piloting a new sci-fi comedy, based on Earth being invaded
by an incompetent group of aliens. >>
Doug Stanhope has caused an online storm after wishing a 'fetid ovarian
cyst’ on journalist Allison Pearson. >>
Russell Brand has been released from police custody after being charged
with grabbing a photographer's phone and throwing it through a window. >>
Alan Carr is writing himself a sitcom to star in. >>
The line-up for Radio 4’s new comedy showcase Sketchorama has been
revealed, with Humphrey Ker as host >>
Billy Connolly has revealed a new strand to his career – as a fine
And Jack Whitehall is to become a regular on Sky1’s sports panel show A
League Of Their Own. >>
Just the Douglas Adams party, to mark his 60th birthday, this week >>
We're running a series of preview clips for the Glasgow Comedy
Festival, so far including Scott Capurro, Arnold Brown, Carl Donnelly
and Tiffany Stephenson.
Plus more videos from our Student Comedy Awards, plus clips from the
Fast Show, Scott Aukerman, Peter Serafinowicz and more.
here to watch all videos.
Laugh Till It Hurts - In aid of London Pathway on March 26 at The
Bloomsbury Theatre – 7.30pm.
Toby Hadoke (MC), Mitch Benn, Hal Cruttenden, Adam Bloom, Sara Pascoe,
Scott Capurro and Tom Allen.
Tickets £15. Click
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