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Museum Of Comedy to display rare pictures of 1980s comedy stars

Museum Of Comedy to display rare pictures of 1980s comedy stars

Rare images of iconic British comedians shot by photographer and filmmaker Trevor Rogers in the 1980s are to be displayed at the Museum Of Comedy.

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Tom Little wins Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015

Tom Little wins Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015

Published 23rd February

Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Tom Little has won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 competition. Read

Tiff Stevenson: 10 Cringey Things That Inevitably Happen When You Get Fit

Tiff Stevenson: 10 Cringey Things That Inevitably Happen When You Get Fit

Published 21st February

Stand-up comedian Tiffany Stevenson talks us through some of the things that occur when you sort your health and fitness out. Think you can marry Bradley Cooper now? Sure. Read

Preview: Idil Sukan's This Comedian photo exhibition

Preview: Idil Sukan's This Comedian photo exhibition

Published 20th February

Take a look at some of the iconic photos of comedians that feature in photographer Idil Sukan's London exhibition, This Comedian. View

Elis James, on Benefits

Elis James, on Benefits

Published 19th February

Crims star Elis James on buckets, 'Bob Geldoffing' and nearly blubbing, as he prepares to helm Centrepoint's next Laughing Stock gala. Read

BattleActs discuss the audience's bad ideas

BattleActs discuss the audience's bad ideas

Published 11th February

Improv group BattleActs say they sometimes receive some unwanted advice from the audience. Here's what they think of ideas such as doing the show naked, and getting rid of the girls. Read

Danielle Ward interview

Danielle Ward interview

Published 2nd February

Danielle Ward introduces her alter-ego Dani Frankenstein, talks about music, and discusses how the comedy circuit has changed over the last 10 years. Read

Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore

Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore

Published 26th January

A preview of Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore, the comic play about the partnership between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Creators Jonathan Hansler and Clive Greenwood explain more here. Read

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 preview

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 preview

Published 19th January

Over 50 venues will take part in Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 (4th and 22nd February), with 100s of comedians are set to perform across the 19 days. Here's a preview... Read

Josie Long interview

Josie Long interview

Published 5th January

2014 saw the usually politics-fuelled Josie Long take a more personal fork of the comedy freeway, with the show Cara Josephine. But into 2015 she's still ranting about rabid right-wingers - during interviews, at least. Read


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Bad Education Movie details

Bad Education Movie details

Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield will all appear in The Bad Education Movie. Read

Paul Whitehouse interview

Paul Whitehouse interview

An interview with Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings, writers of new sitcom Nurse. Read

O2 Comedy Gala 2015

O2 Comedy Gala 2015

Channel 4 has confirmed a sixth year of its Comedy Gala fundraiser in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Read

Vic & Bob on tour

Vic & Bob on tour

Reeves & Mortimer will later this year with their Poignant Moments show, celebrating 25 years together. Read

Sara Pascoe signs book deal

Sara Pascoe signs book deal

Sara Pascoe will write "funny, feminist exploration of the female body", Animal: How a Woman is Made. Read

Bad Education Movie is go

Bad Education Movie is go

Jack Whitehall has confirmed that his hit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education is heading to the big screen. Read

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez, the award-winning live comedy show hosted by Phil Ellis, is to be piloted as a TV show by the BBC. Read

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland has unveiled its comedy plans for 2015. They include a full series for Two Doors Down. Read

RTS Awards nominations

RTS Awards nominations

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse lead the comedy-based nominations in the Royal Television Society Awards. Read

Top Coppers filming now

Top Coppers filming now

Production is underway on Top Coppers, a new BBC comedy series starring John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos. Read