13 August 2011 12:00 AM
31 July 2011 12:00 AM
Veteran comics of the Fringe recall some of the gigs they would rather forget
17 July 2011 12:00 AM
The comedian Michael McIntyre has told how a career-capping night of triumph descended into "nastiness" that left him feeling wretched at an awards event in January.
26 June 2011 12:00 AM
22 April 2011 12:00 AM
Three leading comedians have been accused of perpetuating a "bitchy and irrational" stereotype of woman comics by the organiser of an all-female stand-up competition, after they criticised her for charging entrants.
14 April 2011 12:00 AM
Sir David Jason has struck a blow for older actors after signing up to star in a new BBC comedy, 20 years after the last series of Only Fools and Horses.
14 April 2011 12:00 AM
Daniel Kitson, a comic virtually unknown to mainstream television audiences, today received the ultimate accolade when he was declared the funniest man in the business by his contemporaries.
03 April 2011 01:58 PM
Charlie Sheen was heckled, booed and eventually abandoned by the crowd at his inaugural stage show, with many of the audience members chanting "refund" and heading for the exits even before the show abruptly ended.
23 January 2011 12:00 AM
03 December 2010 12:00 AM
Steve Martin, the actor and author, is not used to being called a flop, but how else do you describe the fallout from his appearance this week at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan for a sell-out, hour-long conversation with Deborah Solomon, a writer for the New York Times Sunday magazine? It seems they didn't exactly scintillate.
19 November 2010 12:00 AM
Eddie Izzard is to decamp to France. The comedian known for his surreal skits and slinky skirts is to move to Paris for three months from next April to perform a one-man show in French. Izzard said the project reflected his support for greater European unity.
23 September 2010 12:00 AM
29 August 2010 12:00 AM
28 August 2010 12:00 AM
With the Government offering death by a thousand cuts, the weather offering a sneak preview of autumn and old women torturing cats, heaven knows, we could all do with a laugh.
23 August 2010 12:00 AM
Analysing humour, it has been said, is a bit like dissecting a frog. You can do it – but the frog dies in the process. So it is probably not wise to try to explain exactly why a one-liner by Tim Vine has been named as the best joke at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
Review: A panoramic account of the hacking scandalbooks
- 1 Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
- 3 Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder set to force through move to Louis van Gaal's Red Devils - reports
- 4 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
Game of Thrones actress begs for 'other princess work' after Myrcella Baratheon part is recast
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Star Wars Episode 7: Simon Pegg hints at role
Palestinian artists transform smoke-filled Gaza into symbol of resistance
Guardians of the Galaxy - review: A superficial and half-hearted Marvel film
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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