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Comedians select films for Barbican's 'This Made Me Laugh' season

Comedians select films for Barbican's 'This Made Me Laugh' season

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select and introduce their favourite classic comedy films. The 'This Made Me Laugh' season will run in April.

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Ray Peacock tackles the taboo

Ray Peacock tackles the taboo

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows celebrates his 30th year as John Shuttleworth with a big benefit gig at the Palladium in June - but could it be John's last hurrah? Read

Nathan Caton interview

Nathan Caton interview

Stand-up comedian Nathan Caton talks about featuring his family in his show, the boost Radio 4 can provide, TV nerves, and his ideal football squad. Read

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones talks about big hair, bad shirts, Mock The Week and his mammoth 2015 tour... Read

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

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

Published 23rd February

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. Read

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


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ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Joe Wilkinson. Read

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle will follow his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer election show. Read

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV show. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, and how she was 'liquid sweat' filming the show. Read

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 has ordered more Plebs, the Ancient Rome sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson. Read

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series starring Jack Dee and a panel of comedians. Read