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Phoenix Nights to return as a stage show

Thursday 27th November 2014 @ 1:48pm

Phoenix Nights to return as a stage show Peter Kay's much loved sitcom Phoenix Nights will return as a live stage show in January. The cast will appear for two nights at the Manchester arena.

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My Mad Fat Diary back for third series

Wednesday 26th November 2014 @ 7:40pm

My Mad Fat Diary back for third series Teenage comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary, about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems, will return for a third series.

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E4's Virtually Famous to return for two new series

Wednesday 26th November 2014 @ 4:47pm

E4's Virtually Famous to return for two new series E4 has today announced that it has commissioned a further two series of its comedy panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on the world of internet celebrity.

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Mayall, Miranda and Hill amongst BBC festive highlights

Tuesday 25th November 2014 @ 12:20pm

Mayall, Miranda and Hill amongst BBC festive highlights The BBC has announced its Christmas comedy offerings. Amongst the shows is the end of hit sitcom Miranda and the documentary Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule.

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Online voting launches for British Comedy Awards 2014

Monday 24th November 2014 @ 1:11pm

Online voting launches for British Comedy Awards 2014 Voting for the British Comedy Awards 2014 King or Queen category has launched. Pick from Jo Brand, Greg Davies, Lee Mack, David Mitchell, Graham Norton and Jack Whitehall.

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So On And So Forth get Radio 4 sketch series

Friday 21st November 2014 @ 3:53pm

So On And So Forth get Radio 4 sketch series The comedy troupe So On & So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series.

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Lee Evans to retire from comedy

Thursday 20th November 2014 @ 6:01pm

Lee Evans to retire from comedy Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-up comedians, has unexpectedly announced that he is going to retire from comedy at the end of the month.

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Paddy McGuinness cast in new ITV sitcom

Wednesday 19th November 2014 @ 9:43am

Paddy McGuinness cast in new ITV sitcom Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new sitcom series about midwifes, The Delivery Man.

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Comedy Central commissions I Live With Models series

Monday 17th November 2014 @ 7:01pm

Comedy Central commissions I Live With Models series Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom, I Live With Models.

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Taking Liberties season to include Bremner and Novak comedies

Monday 17th November 2014 @ 1:31pm

Taking Liberties season to include Bremner and Novak comedies The BBC has revealed its Magna Carta celebration season, to include new Horrible Histories, and new programmes from Rory Bremner, Kayvan Novak, and others.

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UKTV Gold to commission five new scripted shows in 2015

Friday 14th November 2014 @ 9:40am

UKTV Gold to commission five new scripted shows in 2015 UKTV has announced it is increasing its investment in original scripted comedy, with a commitment to make five new shows for Gold in 2015.

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John Cleese named most influential British comedy icon

Thursday 13th November 2014 @ 1:43pm

John Cleese named most influential British comedy icon John Cleese has been named as the most influential British comedy icon in a poll. David Jason was 2nd, with Rowan Atkinson 3rd.

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Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe gets another series

Thursday 13th November 2014 @ 1:13pm

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe gets another series BBC Two has ordered another series of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, and another round-up of the year from him, Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe.

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People Just Do Nothing gets a second series

Thursday 13th November 2014 @ 10:35am

People Just Do Nothing gets a second series People Just Do Nothing, the BBC Three sitcom set around a pirate radio station, has been given a second series.

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Julia Davis gets new Channel 4 sitcom

Tuesday 11th November 2014 @ 6:05pm

Julia Davis gets new Channel 4 sitcom Julia Davis's latest sitcom project, Morning Has Broken, has been commissioned for a full series by Channel 4.

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