Steve Coogan, Hammersmith Apollo, London

We still love to hate the loser in the sports jacket

The Mighty Boosh, Brixton Academy, London

In times of economic depression people have often turned to cabaret to take their minds off their woes.

Steve Coogan: He's back and funnier than ever

He is taking a break from Hollywood to star in Sunshine, the latest slice of life from the writers of The Royle Family. And Coogan's rather good, finds Gerard Gilbert

The Word On...Tropic Thunder

"Ben Stiller's performance is easily the weakest element: like his 'Zoolander' character, he has a handful of exaggerated expressions and cycles through them on cue. But it's easy to forgive, given how thoroughly enjoyable 'Tropic Thunder' is on virtually every other count." - Tasha Robinson, www.avclub.com

Pandora: Norfolk broadside... Coogan heads for narked Norwich

A-ha! For the first time since being condemned by Norfolk's civic leaders for presenting their denizens as inbreeding berks, comic star Steve Coogan is to return to the city to perform.

Tim Vine, Soho Theatre, London

For those who know Tim Vine as a comedy-circuit regular, or from ITV's The Sketch Show, which boasted Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais among its production credits, the idea of him holding his own for an hour on stage might seem unlikely, risky even.

Canaries caged on the road

Crystal Palace 2 Norwich City 0

Mistress of the roles

Watch actress Shirley Henderson, says Heather Neill, she's going far

TV choice: A seven-day guide to Christmas television and radio

O' come all ye favourites

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL '99': The great rock'n'roll failure

Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth is back - and once again he's the perfect loser. By James Rampton

Comedy: debt wish - live

For one of our top comic talents, Rowan Atkinson (left) does not do much live work. When he does tread the boards, however, Atkinson remains a fine physical comedian. On Friday, he heads a bill that lives up to that overworked adjective "starry". Debt Wish - Live, a Comic Relief benefit focusing on debt relief, also features David Baddiel, Simon Day, Kevin Day, Angus Deayton, The Happy Mondays, Goodness Gracious Me, Lenny Henry, Sean Hughes, Lee and Herring, Smack the Pony and Stomp. A similar line- up (with Steve Coogan and Alan Davies instead of Atkinson, Deayton and Henry) takes the floor on Saturday 5 June.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee