Plebs to return | A tight 5: March 23

Plebs to return

A tight 5: March 23

PLEBS will be coming back to ITV2 for a third series. Trade website Broadcastnow reports that the broadcaster has renewed the ancient Roman sitcom starring Joel Fry, Tom Rosenthal and Ryan Sampson after the second series attracted a consolidated audience of just under a million last September.

REEVES and Mortimer have added two London dates to their Poignant Moments tour. They will be playing the Hammersmith Apollo on February 15 and 16 – and tickets went on sale this morning here.

COMEDIANS are helping roll a barrel 517 miles down the length of Britain. Personal trainer Rod Edmond started his journey with the keg from Perthshire to the Help for Heroes recovery centre in Tedworth House, Wiltshire, today. Each day he'll be joined by comics including Fred MacAulay, Mark Dolan, Rufus Hound, Jarred Christmas and Tom Wrigglesworth – who'll put on a stand-up gig in the evening to raise money for the veterans' charity. Tonight's is in Edinburgh, here are the rest. MacAlay joined Joanna Lumley to launch the fundraiser this morning:

EIGHTIES shock comic Andrew Dice Clay is to star in an autobiographical sitcom as a a man trying to 'reclaim his former stature as a stand-up comedian'. The six-part series, for the Showtime cable network in the States, will be written by The Hangover 2's Scot Armstrong.

Stewart Lee has written the foreword to a new book about Lee Hazlewood, the late singer-songwriter best known for writing These Boots Are Made For Walkin. Lee, Myself And I, which also features unseen photographs and intimate memories, is written by his manager and confidant Wyndham Wallace and will be published by Jawbone on May 19. Click here to preorder from Foyles.

Published: 23 Mar 2015

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