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Edinburgh Comedy Awards judges announced

Edinburgh Comedy Awards judges announced

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The judging line-up for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 has been announced.

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Ray Peacock: It's not how you start

Ray Peacock: It's not how you start

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Stand-up comic Ray Peacock discusses the myriad of ways to open a show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and why he is (and isn't) a little apprehensive. Read

Carly Smallman: Judge my jokes, not my looks

Carly Smallman: Judge my jokes, not my looks

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Carly Smallman reveals her experiences of receiving Twitter abuse about her appearance, rather than her comedy - and talks how it inspired her to create a new Edinburgh show. Read

Lewis Schaffer: Success will not be an option

Lewis Schaffer: Success will not be an option

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Lewis Schaffer explains why his Edinburgh Fringe show this year is unlikely to see him make a 'breakthrough' in terms of success. Read

Fringe Show Spotlight: Award Nomination Pressure

Fringe Show Spotlight: Award Nomination Pressure

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A look at the comedians performing at the 2014 Fringe Festival who are turning up to try and meet the high expectations set by having been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award last year. Read

Hayley Ellis: How to deal with other people on social networks

Hayley Ellis: How to deal with other people on social networks

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Hayley Ellis provides this handy, funny guide on how to deal with other people on social networking websites. Read

Madame Magenta's psychic readings, 1: Jim Davidson

Madame Magenta's psychic readings, 1: Jim Davidson

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Madame Magenta is using a variety of divination methods to figure out how comedians would most benefit from their time on the Fringe. First up, Jim Davidson. Read

Katie Mulgrew: Why you shouldn't date a comedian

Katie Mulgrew: Why you shouldn't date a comedian

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Katie Mulgrew explains why she couldn't think of anything worse than going out with a comedian... Read

Fringe Comedians: Have you entered the Amused Moose Laughter Awards?

Fringe Comedians: Have you entered the Amused Moose Laughter Awards?

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A message for comedians who are appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe - now is the time to start thinking about filming your show for entry into the Amused Moose Laughter Awards. There's a top prize of £5000. Read

First Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards launched

First Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards launched

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Advertising agency Fold7 has been announced as the sponsor of the inaugural Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards 2014. Read


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Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls. Read

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read