Funny Women champions crowned | A tight 5: September 24

Funny Women champions crowned

A tight 5: September 24

CALIFORNIAN performance artist and comedian Desiree Burch has won this year's Funny Women title. Sarah Keyworth came second and Helen Monks was third in he final last night. Chris Entwisle won the award from comedy writing and the comedy shorts award winner was Rachel Marwood.

EPISODES of Family Guy and American Dad will be available on-demand from a new ITV Hub, which the broadcaster is launching soon. The shows will be available when the programmes launch on ITV2 later this year, having been poached from the BBC.

COMICS Russell Kane and Matt Richardson will be joining other celebrities such as Vanessa Feltz and Lemar in a new music quiz for Channel 4. The broadcaster has ordered six episodes of Blink, which involves identifying tracks from seeing just fractions of a second of music videos.

SIR Lenny Henry has joined the line-up of a major benefit gig to raise money for The Comedy School's charitable trust, which uses comedy in social programmes such as trying to combat knife crime. The bill at the Hammersmith Apollo on October 11 also includes Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, Andi Osho and Simon Evans. Tickets.

AMY SCHUMER's movie Trainwreck is to be released on DVD on December 7, distributors Universal have announced. Preorder.

Published: 24 Sep 2015

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