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Rick Gervais talks about his new show Derek >>
And we take a sneak peek >>
A report from the Altitude festival up in the Austrian Alps >>
The BBC has ordered a second series of the
Sarah Millican Television Programme – just two weeks after the first
run aired >>
The line-up has been announced for the Assembly Rooms at this year's
Fringe.... definitely not to be confused with Assembly >>
Yes, Prime Minister is returning to TV for its first new series in 24
Gina McKee, Jan Ravens and Phil Nice have joined the cast of BBC Two’s
new comedy series Hebburn, created by stand-up Jason Cook. >>
Sky has confirmed the commission of the latest in Ricky Gervais’s An
Idiot Abroad series. >>
ITV has given the green light to a new Russell Tovey sitcom set in an
unemployment office. >>
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are returning to Channel 4 after nearly 20
Jo Brand has landed herself in hot water after calling Streatham a
...And Phil Kay has had what could be described as a bad gig...
Russell Kane's debut novel The Humorist was published yesterday >>
New videos from Grandma's House, Peacock & Gamble, The Dictator,
Marek Larwood as Boris Johnson, and Key Of Awesome parodying One
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In Correspondents, the section you write:
Q&A with David Schneider about his new sitcom >>
Interview with Richard Herring about self-publishing the Fist Of Fun
here to learn how to contribute.
London sketch club Sketchercise, celebrating its second birthday >>
And in case you missed any of our reviews from the Melbourne Comedy
Festival, they are here >>