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Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights to return as a live show?

Saturday 30th August 2014 @ 11:37am

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights to return as a live show? Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing his hit sitcom Phoenix Nights for some live shows for Comic Relief.

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Hancock's Half Hour star Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Friday 29th August 2014 @ 10:24am

Hancock's Half Hour star Bill Kerr dies aged 92 Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick in Hancock's Half Hour, has died at the age of 92.

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Frankie Boyle criticises TV comedy

Saturday 23rd August 2014 @ 8:23pm

Frankie Boyle criticises TV comedy Frankie Boyle has blasted TV commissioners for not taking risks, and criticised Mock The Week for no longer talking about important topics.

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John Kearns wins Best Show at Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014

Saturday 23rd August 2014 @ 12:53pm

John Kearns wins Best Show at Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 The results of the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 have been announced. John Kearns, Alex Edelman and Phil Ellis are the winners.

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BBC One orders comedy drama from Emma Kennedy

Friday 22nd August 2014 @ 5:48pm

BBC One orders comedy drama from Emma Kennedy BBC One has ordered a comedy drama series based on Emma Kennedy's best-selling book, The Tent, The Bucket and Me.

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BBC One orders mountain rescue sitcom Mountain Goats

Friday 22nd August 2014 @ 4:25pm

BBC One orders mountain rescue sitcom Mountain Goats BBC One has ordered Mountain Goats, a sitcom about a mountain rescue team. The comedy was piloted earlier this year under the title Miller's Mountain.

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Filming starts on Series 2 of The Wrong Mans

Friday 22nd August 2014 @ 11:33am

Filming starts on Series 2 of The Wrong Mans Plot details have been released about the second series of James Corden and Mathew Baynton's The Wrong Mans, which is now filming.

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Sky order crime comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen

Friday 22nd August 2014 @ 11:05am

Sky order crime comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen Sky1 is making Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death, a one-off crime comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen as the character from the M C Beaton novel series.

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Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled gets extended length second series

Friday 22nd August 2014 @ 12:01am

Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled gets extended length second series Channel Dave has ordered 10 more episodes of Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, the comic conversation format hosted by Alan Davies.

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Comedy Central looking for Geordie Shore-style comedies

Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 9:11pm

Comedy Central looking for Geordie Shore-style comedies Comedy Central is on the look-out for uncsripted comedy series in the vein of MTV's Geordie Shore to complement its new sitcom commissions.

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Keith Lemon gets ITV2 sketch show

Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 7:15pm

Keith Lemon gets ITV2 sketch show ITV2 has commissioned a brand new sketch show starring Leigh Francis's comedy alter-ego, Keith Lemon.

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E4 orders new series Chewing Gum

Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 5:45pm

E4 orders new series Chewing Gum E4 has ordered a new comedy series called Chewing Gum, in which singer, poet and playwright Michaela Coel plays a Beyoncé-obsessed 22-year-old.

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Roy Chubby Brown caught on video reading newspaper whilst driving

Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 5:13pm

Roy Chubby Brown caught on video reading newspaper whilst driving Video footage - which can be watched here - shows comedian Roy Chubby Brown reading a newspaper whilst driving.

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BBC Two orders transgender sitcom Boy Meets Girl

Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 12:55pm

BBC Two orders transgender sitcom Boy Meets Girl BBC Two has ordered Boy Meets Girl, Britain's first transgender sitcom series.

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Jack Whitehall's Backchat moves to BBC Two

Thursday 21st August 2014 @ 12:42pm

Jack Whitehall's Backchat moves to BBC Two Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, will move to BBC Two for a second series of their hit comedy chat show, Backchat.

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