Comedy has been touted as the new rock’n’roll ever since Newman and Baddiel played Wembley in the 1990s. But now Michael McIntyre has proved the point by taking £21m – nearly as much as the Rolling Stones – from his latest tour.
Kaiser Chiefs have been confirmed to headline an Eden Session in Cornwall on Saturday 29 June 2013.
The xx will headline at next summer's Cornish music event the Eden Sessions.
Peppa Pig, Horrible Histories and a trio of teenage actors and games designers were among the winners of the British Academy Children's Awards.
Crystal Palace have announced that the comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, who is a boyhood fan of the club, has become an associate director of the Championship club.
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David Walliams talks to Eddie Izzard
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Frank Skinner has signed up to front his first BBC2 series since Fantasy Football in the 1990s.
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Powers-that-be will cut applicants to 12...then all England must do is win 2018 bid.
It's six years since Eddie Izzard's last full national tour. At his peak, his tours were never more than three years apart so it is a testimony to his following that this prolonged hiatus has not prevented him from stepping out as a stadium comic. In fact, in line with the burgeoning popularity of comedy, quite the reverse has happened and next month, Izzard is to become only the fourth comedian to play the monolithic Madison Square Garden in New York, the other three being Americans, Chris Rock, Andrew "Dice" Clay and Dane Cook.