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As Holes opens in London, the playwright talks about the loneliness of standup, his affection for his characters and having a plane-crash comedy open at the time of a real air disaster.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 22nd July 2014
After 10 years as a top performer, what next for the affable Dave Twentyman?
St Helens Reporter, 22nd July 2014
Cornish comedian Jethro is to sell his cabaret club north of Tavistock on the border of Cornwall and West Devon.
Plymouth Herald, 21st July 2014
Plymouth Comedy Club's big summer show, the Night of Headliners, coincided with an electrical storm hitting the city - appropriate as there was plenty of lightning wit inside the Holiday Inn.
Plymouth Herald, 21st July 2014
Comedy club owners of Glee in Nottingham have had the last laugh after winning more than £100,000 damages from film giants for the use of its name in a globally-successful TV show.
Nottingham Post, 18th July 2014
Will Franken, Sarah Kendall and Romesh Ranganathan.
Written by James Kettle. The Guardian, 18th July 2014
At Latitude this weekend, comedians all but outnumber bands on the bill.
Written by Alice Jones. The Independent, 17th July 2014
During both Saturday and Sunday you can enter the Shed of Stories for Storytellers' Club, and the lady behind the shed, Sarah Bennetto.
Written by Andrew Mickel. Such Small Portions, 16th July 2014
We had a quick catch up with Frisky & Mannish ahead of this weekend's action…
Such Small Portions, 16th July 2014
Previews of the Pajama Men, Aruthr Smith, Seann Walsh, Jo Caulfield and Adam Buxton.
Written by Ella Walker. Cambridge News, 16th July 2014
One of the stars of panel show Mock The Week is returning to Teesdale this weekend.
Written by Andrew Dipper. Giggle Beats, 15th July 2014
Loud shirt-wearing joke-machine Milton Jones plays the Balham and Ealing Comedy Festivals this week and is on tour with Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft in 2015. But which comics does he rate?
Time Out, 15th July 2014
Johnny McKnight promises 'daft tongue-in-cheek nonsense. It's fun, disposable, unapologetic, brash comedy'
Written by Gareth K Vile. The List, 14th July 2014
I thought I had the best job in the world. And then I met Tania Harrison. Tania is head of arts and comedy at Festival Republic, the UK's leading festival and event promoter. One of her jobs is to organise the comedy for the upcoming Latitude Festival, which runs from July 17 - 20.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 14th July 2014
Pictures from the Darlington Comedy Festival charity gala.
Giggle Beats, 13th July 2014
Mr Adventure is the closest Rhys Darby has come to straight stand-up for some time, putting his overt physicality and silly sound effects to the background in favour of a handful of stories from real life, even if they are given a fantastical spin for good, comic measure.
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 12th July 2014
Frustrated fans have been left out of pocket after the Usher Hall website crashed as fans scrambled for Billy Connolly tickets.
Edinburgh Evening News, 12th July 2014
There's clever, inventive staging and audience participation, too. Best thing from Groundlings in a long time.
Written by James George. Portsmouth News, 11th July 2014
This was really Tim Minchin's night and from the opening chords of Rock And Roll Nerd he was on sparkling form.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Evening Standard, 11th July 2014
In a slightly incongruous fit, the evening proceedings were overseen by veteran funnyman Jasper Carrott.
Written by Christian Tobin. Digital Spy, 11th July 2014
Written by Brian Donaldson. The List, 11th July 2014
A familiar but blazing set from Tim Minchin helped to distract from the inherent difficulty of open-air comedy, says Dominic Cavendish.
Written by Dominic Cavendish. The Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2014
Comedian, songwriter, the man behind Matilda the Musical and soon-to-be-published poet - Tim Minchin can turn his hand to most things, including your questions, so get posting now, ahead of his live webchat on Wednesday 16 July at 1.30pm BST.
Written by Martha Salhotra. The Guardian, 11th July 2014
Previews of Ed Gamble, Brendon Burns and the Balham Comedy Festival.
Written by James Kettle. The Guardian, 11th July 2014
Some of the UK's top comedy talent will take to the stage in Southport and you can get your tickets now.
Southport Visitor, 11th July 2014
From the misty mountains of Rwanda to the eerie shores of Loch Ness, Rhys has devoted the last couple of years to some extensive globe-trotting. Now he's back, with a packed chest of stories.
Bristol Post, 11th July 2014
The stand-up legend has been in the game for 30 years. 'It's been a long time, hasn't it?' he recalls. 'Many people say too long.'
Portsmouth News, 11th July 2014
Comedy clubs, eh? They grow up so fast. It seems like only three years since Plymouth CC was born at the Citybus social club. Because it is, and was.
The Plymouth Herald, 11th July 2014
This was not an easy crowd to win over, outdoors and in pretty much broad daylight. Even veteran compere Jasper Carrott struggled a bit.
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 10th July 2014
A former De Montfort University student has been named English Comedian of the Year 2014. Jack Campbell was awarded £1,500 and a trip to Australia after winning the national competition on Monday.
Leicester Mercury, 10th July 2014
Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch
Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read
The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read
Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read
Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read
iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read
Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read
Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read
Terry Mynott talks about the return of the 'sleeper hit' sitcom The Mimic, and how to do impressions. Read
An interview with MC Grindah and DJ Beats, the characters at the centre of BBC3's People Just Do Nothing. Read
A public poll has revealed the nation's top ten favourite Monty Python sketches. Results here. Read
Ventriloquist Nina Conti is working on a new show for BBC Two called Nina Conti's Va-Va-Riety Show. Read
Rhod Gilbert has been named as the new permanent host of panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Read
Ben Miller speaks about how he went from uni to becoming one of the biggest names in UK comedy. Read
Exciting news: Radio 4 is reviving its hit impressions show Dead Ringers after a break of seven years. Read
E4 is to show Almost Royal, the BBC America comedy series in which two actors pretend to be royalty. Read
The BBC is reportedly looking into the possibility of a chat show hosted by Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs Brown. Read
Childrens' sketch series Horrible Histories may return to screens for a 6th series. Perhaps. Hopefully. Read
It's Independence Day in America. Here is Stephen Merchant's pro-UK message to the country. Watch
Comedy Central is piloting a sitcom which focuses on a chubby hand model living with hot flatmates. Read
The BBC is reportedly working on Cradle To Grave, an eight-part comedy drama created by Danny Baker. Read
David Mitchell is amongst the stars reading stories for Series 2 of Crackanory. The full list here: Read
You, Me & Them, the GOLD sitcom starring Anthony Head and Eve Myles, has been given a 2nd series. Read
The second series of Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters is now being filmed, plus a 'hard-hitting special'. Read
Josh Widdicombe and Georgie Thompson have been named as the new hosts of Fighting Talk. Read
Make models of Monty Python stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Read
Aisling Bea, Liam Mullone, Bob Mills and former MP Tom Levitt join the topical panel show podcast. Listen
Sky1's hit fantasy comedy series Yonderland - from the Horrible Histories gang - is to return next year. Read
Fresh Meat star Zawe Ashton leads the cast for Cut, the new comedy drama series from Channel 4. Read
CBBC has ordered 52 episodes of stop-motion animated series Scream Street, based on the books. Read
Channel Dave is creating Hoff the Record. David Hasselhoff plays a fictionalised version of himself. Read
Bill Bailey has revealed he is working on a new TV sketch show which will involve spoofing TV and films. Read
Monty Python have launched an official fan club. You can now sign up for Monty Python's SPAM Club. Read
Sky1 has ordered After Hours, a new comedy series about an 18 year-old who has his heart broken. Read
Brendan O'Carroll has revealed he is writing two new films spinning off from Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie. Read
Scottish comedian Limmy is writing a comedy book called Daft Wee Stories. It'll be in shops in 2015. Read