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James Acaster interview

James Acaster interview

Published 24th October

He may be 'low energy', a bit ill and standing around at a train station, but James Acaster is in a feisty mood when Circuit Training calls. Reviewers and TV bookers beware. Read

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

Published 17th October

The hugely popular Irishman Jason Byrne endured a rare career catastrophe last year when his high-profile TV vehicle flopped - here he talks turkey, his TV comeback, the 'dangerous' new tour, and a tremendous Ross Noble anecdote. Read

Behold, the mighty mirth monsters meet

Behold, the mighty mirth monsters meet

Published 15th October

Si Hawkins gets childishly over-excited as two comedy heavyweights collide, and comes up with a new money-spinning idea for benefit gigs. Read

Andrew McBurney wins Birmingham Breaking Talent Award

Andrew McBurney wins Birmingham Breaking Talent Award

Published 7th October

Stand-up Andrew McBurney has won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2014. Read

Guilt & Shame: Shameless Comedy

Guilt & Shame: Shameless Comedy

Published 5th October

Double act Guilt & Shame explain the importance of having a comedy show that is about something... even if the result of that involves Jeremy Clarkson. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Published 3rd October

Chris Ramsey talks about tackling Katie Hopkins on Celebrity Juice, using his wife as joke fodder, and his thoughts on the American version of Hebburn. Read

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes interview

Published 1st October

Stand-up comic Angela Barnes talks about rising quickly up the comedy career ladder, what it was like to appear on Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read

Survey of comedy fans lists Britain's best known stand-ups

Survey of comedy fans lists Britain's best known stand-ups

Published 1st October

A wide-ranging survey of live comedy fans, conducted by Ticketmaster, has revealed a list of the UK's best known stand-ups. Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay are top. Read

How well do EastEnd Cabaret know each other?

How well do EastEnd Cabaret know each other?

Published 30th September

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria - aka EastEnd Cabaret - in the style of the classic Mr and Mrs quiz game, answer questions about each other. Read


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Ricky Gervais film

Ricky Gervais film

Ricky Gervais will write and direct Special Correspondents, a new movie about a war correspondent. Read

Battle Of Britain sketch

Battle Of Britain sketch

The Battle Of Britain ended 74 years ago today. Here's outspoken Winston Churchill talking about it. Watch

10 Halloween Puns

10 Halloween Puns

Laugh at the scary. Here's 10 Halloween-based puns from Darren Walsh, the UK's pun champion. Read

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb will host the pilot episode for a new television quiz show, it has been revealed. Read

The Tartan Special One

The Tartan Special One

Jocky the cult character from The Tartan Special One book offers his thoughts on Scotland having voted no. Read

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Watch the winners of the Cofilmic Awards 2014 here, including This Glorious Monster and The Butcher. Watch

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Comedian Tom Rosenthal is to host a comedy pilot focusing on social media and our online behaviour. Read

Disappointing World

Disappointing World

Radio 4 will pilot a new comedy about disappointment and failure, hosted by Liam Mullone. Read

Live At The Apollo S10

Live At The Apollo S10

The full line-up of hosts and guests for the tenth series of Live At The Apollo, starting next month. Browse

The Lost Hancocks interview

The Lost Hancocks interview

Kevin McNally talks about taking on the role of legendary comedian Tony Hancock in The Missing Hancocks. Read