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Video: Cardinal Burns psych up for their tour

Video: Cardinal Burns psych up for their tour

Here's a funny video from sketch act Cardinal Burns, who are getting ready to tour the country with their new live show.

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Best reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2014

Best reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A list of the comedy shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe that gained the biggest collection of 4 and 5 star reviews. Read

Interview with the man who saw over 300 comedy shows in one month

Interview with the man who saw over 300 comedy shows in one month

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

An interview with David Chapple, who managed to set a new record at the Edinburgh Fringe by seeing over 300 different shows. Read

Dry Humour - Comedy Versus Alcohol

Dry Humour - Comedy Versus Alcohol

With an alcohol-free comedy night coming to London, we take a look at the long established, sometimes turbulent, relationship between comedy and alcohol. Read

The Barry Awards (UK) - Why set up a new award

The Barry Awards (UK) - Why set up a new award

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 30th August

Gareth Morinan explains here why he and Barry Ferns have set up some new awards to recognise those performing and working at the Fringe. Read

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

Published 29th August

A mysteriously-curtailed chat with Thom Tuck, about Munnery, Bambi, expensive dross at the Fringe, piles of rubbish on BBC3, and the much-anticipated new Penny Dreadfuls material. Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 results

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 results

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 23rd August

Alex Edelman, Phil Ellis and John Kearns were the winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014. Read

Malcolm Hardee Award Winners 2014

Malcolm Hardee Award Winners 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 23rd August

Candy Gigi, Christian Talbot and Luisa Omielan were named the winners at the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2014. Read

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 22nd August

Lucy Beaumont talks about how she got started in comedy, and what she misses about Hull now she lives in London. Read

Aidan Strangeman wins So You Think You're Funny? 2014

Aidan Strangeman wins So You Think You're Funny? 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 22nd August

Musical comedian Aidan Strangeman has won the 2014 final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny? new act stand-up competition. Read


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Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Interviews with all the key cast members of The Job Lot, as Series 2 prepares to start on ITV2. Read

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall is to host Feeling Nuts, a one-off Channel 4 comedy show for testicular cancer. Read

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson has asked his girlfriend - fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont - to marry him. Read

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

A full series of Still Open All Hours is now filming with cameras rolling in Doncaster, & studio dates booked: Read

Bad Education interviews

Bad Education interviews

The cast of Bad Education talk about what looks set to be the final series of the hit school sitcom. Read

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A, the sitcom which mocks the BBC's management culture, is to return for a second series in 2015. Read

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Holly Burn talks about how her cover was almost blown whilst filming on ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Extract from eBay. A Scottish seller gets into an argument over whether his kilt is technically a skirt. Read

Derek to end with special

Derek to end with special

Ricky Gervais says his Channel 4 show Derek will end after a final special episode. Read

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Stand-up John Cooper has launched a Kickstarter drive to fund a calendar of his stand-up comic strips. Read