Comedy: I liked Roisin Conaty at the Soho Theatre. She won Best Comedy Newcomer at Edinburgh. She was her own support act, so supporting a character she played who was nothing like her real self.
When I wrote, from my own jaundiced viewpoint, that Manchester had a greater claim to beEngland’s second city than Birmingham, I was braced to expect a torrent of missives from angry Brummies.
Edinburgh's shabby-chic civic chambers became the spiritual home to the best and brightest comic talents. Carol Sarler can't stay away
The long, boozy lunch may no longer be a part of media culture, but you'd never know it from all the new restaurants opening in Soho. Just when it seemed that chain cafés and bars would choke the life out of London's creative heartland, the place has been revived by an infusion of exciting, independently-owned new openings.
Frank Skinner has signed up to front his first BBC2 series since Fantasy Football in the 1990s.
Comedian says his cinema debut will tackle material until now regarded as off-limits
It's been quite a year for offbeat poet and comedian Tim Key. Now the winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award is set for stardom. Alice Jones meets him
He riffs quirkily on which animals he could (or couldn't) fit into and the domestic conundrums of characters called Gladys and Anne – but the performance poet and stand-up Tim Key was speechless when he won the main Edinburgh festival comedy award yesterday.