Comedy world pays tribute to genius of Garry Shandling

The comedian, writer and actor Garry Shandling, who died in Los Angeles on Thursday aged 66, had backed away from the spotlight in the 18 years since the final episode of The Larry Sanders Show. But the influence of his most celebrated creation is still deeply felt.

Frank Skinner's nightmare is great fun for us

Frank Skinner has a recurring dream in which he is standing on stage in front of an audience and has absolutely nothing to say to them. On Monday, that dream (nightmare?) came true. 

A comedic guide to how to survive Christmas

You don’t have to be a Grinch to find this time of year a chore – all that enforced ho-ho-ho, non-stop drinking, and over-consumption of Brussel sprouts and mince pies (not on the same plate, though, that would be weird) – as we are bombarded with aspirational messages in pursuit of the “perfect Christmas”.