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The Royal Albert Hall launches comedy season

The Royal Albert Hall launches comedy season

The world famous Royal Albert Hall is launching a series of late night gigs in its Elgar Room. Richard Herring and Ed Gamble are amongst the hosts.

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Inaugural FringePig Ham Fist prize winners announced

Inaugural FringePig Ham Fist prize winners announced

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

BCG's report from the FringePig awards ceremony at the Edinburgh Festival, an event which named the worst reviews at the 2015 festival. Read

Spencer Jones wins Comedians Choice Awards 2015

Spencer Jones wins Comedians Choice Awards 2015

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Spencer Jones has won the Best Show and Best Performer categories in The Barry Awards (UK) 2015, aka The Comedians Choice Awards. Read

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015 winners

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015 winners

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 29th August

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and the Gilded Balloon have won this year's prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards, sponsored by Foster's. Read

2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winners announced

2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winners announced

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 29th August

Michael Brunström, Matt Roper and Laurence Owen were the winners of this year's increasingly prestigious Malcolm Hardee Awards. Read

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2015, Part 2

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2015, Part 2

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 29th August

Si Hawkins discusses how 2015 was the year to see well-known comics in free venues, plus he reports back from a number of shows, including the offerings from Mae Martin and Tez Ilyas. Read

These bank note flyers are a little bit genius

These bank note flyers are a little bit genius

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 29th August

Bruce Fummey and Bronston Jones have come up with a clever way to market their shows - make their flyers look like money left on the floor. Read

Video: Jack Whitehall surprises Luke McQueen on stage

Video: Jack Whitehall surprises Luke McQueen on stage

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 28th August

Luke McQueen's Fringe show is all about how he was in a double act with Jack Whitehall, but it went wrong. Here's the moment Jack Whitehall surprises him on stage. Read

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2015, Part 1

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2015, Part 1

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 28th August

Si Hawkins discusses the shows from Phil Nichol, Bridget Christie, Sofie Hagen, Freestival, Daphna Baram, Brendan Murphy and Stephen Carlin. Read

Henry Maynard: Peak Clown

Henry Maynard: Peak Clown

Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Published 28th August

Henry Maynard, of Flabbergast Theatre, discusses clowning - is it a fad, a cyclical trend or here to stay... and why? Read


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Mr Bean celebrates 25 years

Mr Bean celebrates 25 years

Pictures and video of Rowan Atkinson driving to Buckingham Palace as Mr Bean to celebrate 25 years. View

Bring The Noise

Bring The Noise

Ricky Wilson is to host a new music-based panel show for Sky1. Katherine Ryan will be a regular panellist. Read

Cast for Aliens

Cast for Aliens

Michael Socha and Michaela Coel will lead the cast of Aliens, E4's comic drama about a group of extra-terrestrials. Read

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Read

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read

Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read

New Al Murray MP sitcom

New Al Murray MP sitcom

A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

The Making Of Dad's Army

The Making Of Dad's Army

The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read