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Len Goodman’s BBC comedy show Partners In Rhyme has been bumped from TV schedules for Strictly Come Dancing

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Comedian Rhod Gilbert suffered a ‘suspected mini stroke’ while sitting on the toilet

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Malaysia’s comedy veteran Harith Iskander crowned ‘funniest person in the world’

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The stand-up comedian who can't speak
Life as a disabled person sometimes means you are asked slightly confused questions. But amid those awkward moments, there can be humour. One thing I've noticed about being a stand-up comedian is that mixing a disabled guy with loads of drunk people is rarely a good idea. In fact, I would say the majority of my awkward moments come from meeting people in bars after my gigs   Read More ...
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Music and laughter on Yorfest stages
HUNDREDS of music and comedy fans gathered for the annual family event Yorfest an Saturday night at York racecourse. Britain's number one country act The Shires was joined on the lineup by indie legend Badly Drawn Boy, Brighton's Fickle Friends, Teeside folk gems Cattle & Cane and dub/reggae/folk/rock fusion band Dreadzone. With two music stages and a comedy platform, Yorfest is a family extravaganza with a carnival atmosphere   Read More ...
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Len Goodman’s BBC comedy show Partners In Rhyme has been bumped from TV schedules for Strictly Come Dancing
Former Strictly head judge launched his BBC comedy series last month but bosses have cancelled it so viewers can focus on new head judge Shirley Ballas.   Read More ...
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Blue plaque stolen from Frog and Bucket comedy club - and it's no laughing matter
A blue plaque commemorating ‘all the acts who have died on stage’ at the Frog and Bucket comedy club has been stolen. The tongue-in-cheek memorial was created and unveiled in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Manchester’s first club dedicated to alternative comedy. Erected in honour of all comedians to be brought down by a cutting heckle or deafening silence, it took pride of place on the wall outside   Read More ...
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Chilling footage shows Barcelona terrorists laughing and joking at petrol station shop just hours before massacre
Footage has emerged showing the Barcelona suspects laughing and joking at a petrol station shop just hours before the terror attack. Three of the attackers shot dead in Cambrils last week were caught on CCTV buying items at the motorway service station shop. The men were identified by Catalan daily Ara as Omar Hychami, Las Ramblas killer Younes Abouyaaqoub’s brother Houssaine and Moussa Oukabir, wrongly initially believed to be the driver   Read More ...
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Are comedy double acts making a comeback?
I can't name a new, young TV comedy double act and neither can Barry Cryer. The comedian and writer says: "I want to spot a young double act and say 'oh boy, it's still going'. But it hasn't happened for me yet." At the start of his career he wrote for the gold standard of comedy duos, Morecambe and Wise. "It's like telepathy," Cryer says   Read More ...
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Catastrophe star Rob Delaney to headline Manchester comedy club Group Therapy's 5th birthday bash
Catastrophe star Rob Delaney will headline a night of laughs at Manchester’s Albert Hall as comedy club Group Therapy celebrates its fifth birthday. The American comedian and actor, who writes the hit Channel 4 sitcom with co-star Sharon Horgan, will be joined on the bill by Tim Key, whose screen credits have included roles in Peep Show and Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa   Read More ...
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How Edinburgh changed British comedy
Comedy did not feature at all when the Edinburgh Fringe began but over the past three decades it has become the "spiritual home" of Britain's funny folk. While London lays claim to being the birthplace of "alternative" comedy in the 1980s, it was the Scottish capital where the new generation of comics received their education before transforming British humour. Comedy talent such as Steve Coogan, Lee Evans, Bill Bailey, Alan Davies, Harry Hill, Jo Brand and Al Murray all got their big breaks in Edinburgh   Read More ...
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Why people think Germans aren’t funny
Tears of laughter trickled down my face and I clapped so hard my hands turned red. But I was surprised at my reaction, for I was being hilariously entertained by a German comedian at Quatsch Comedy Club in Berlin, in a situation that could be considered oxymoronic by many. The Germans obviously appreciate a show of good humour, a fact made evident with the soaring popularity of these comedy venues in Berlin   Read More ...
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Three-year-old Isla Nelson scoops comedy awards
A three-year-old girl from Glasgow has taken the Best Actress prize at the Scottish Comedy Awards. The feature, which has notched up nearly 100 million views, shows Isla discussing politics and current affairs with her father, comedian Mark Nelson. The series was also named Best Online Comedy at the awards, held at Edinburgh's Le Monde hotel on Tuesday. On collecting her acting award, Isla's father Mark told the audience of comedians and industry figures: "Isla can't be here tonight   Read More ...
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These cheeky number plates are sure to leave you laughing… from PMS24-7 to ‘0Turds’ the plumber
IT’S safe to say that most drivers would do a double-take if they spotted these number plates on the cars in front of them. From toilet humour to amusing jokes, here’s a round-up of the most hilarious number plates ever… Say what you see Loo must be joking? Give this one a round of apaws X-tremely funny The vain game Blondes have more fun Time is of the essence Road rage Wand-erful! The name of the game Arrrmazing! Willy silly The DVLA regularly ban number plates they deem offensive   Read More ...
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This Muslim Convert Is Changing The Conversation About Women In Islam With Music And Humor
COPENHAGEN, Denmark ― Annette Bellaoui remembers the moment well. She was meeting a leading politician in the Danish People’s Party, known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric. He stared at her, “seriously contemplating” Bellaoui in a way that seemed as though he was asking himself, “‘does this woman have hand grenades in her pockets?’” “There was fear and anger and everything in his face,” she recalled   Read More ...
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Smirnoff Vodka Hilariously Trolls Trump With New Bus Stop Ad
Smirnoff vodka takes a shot at President Donald Trump in its new ad campaign. The vodka brand just trolled, er, rolled out a new bus ad touting the fact that it has been made in America since 1934. “Made in America, but we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath,” the ad says. That’s clearly a reference to Trump’s recent declaration that he is “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, who was fired amid an ongoing probe into ties between Trump’s campaign and associates and Russian officials   Read More ...
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Fifty of the funniest jokes from 50 of our favourite comedians
It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the people of Britain – and with the General Election days away, there are few things to smile about. But they say laughter is the best medicine, so Sunday People has rounded up 50 of the funniest jokes from 50 of our favourite comedians . 'My dad used to say: “Always fight fire with fire,” which is probably why he got thrown out of the fire brigade   Read More ...
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Netflix viewers like breakfast comedy, lunchtime drama and a thriller for tea
You wake up and what's the first thing you watch as you're planning your breakfast (avo on toast anyone)? The answer is comedy shows, according to new data released by streaming service Netflix. We're much more likely to need a laugh first thing in the morning, its research suggests. Here's a look at what a streaming TV diet might be over a 24-hour period: Brekkie The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air   Read More ...
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The funny side of a mid-life crisis
One of the most rewarding aspects of Noah Baumbach’s comedy dramas is that he lets his characters age along with him, in a way which is more common among novelists than screenwriter-directors; each film seems to be his own personable statement on a particular stage in life. Frances Ha, for instance, was about accepting that you’re an adult, rather than a perpetual student   Read More ...
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Russia's laughing at the United States, not President Donald Trump
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's trolling of US FBI director James Comey's firing was relatively benign; ostensibly, Lavrov's mock surprise at being told of the firing could be taken for a diplomat's polite refusal to discuss the host country's domestic politics. This week, however, the Russian jokes at the expense of the United States got positively unpleasant. First, President Vladimir Putin "offered" to provide the US Congress with a recording of Lavrov's conversation with Trump, in which the US president allegedly revealed highly classified information (the word Putin used, "zapis", cannot really be translated as "transcript", as the Kremlin later claimed)   Read More ...
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Russian foreign minister jokes about Comey in Washington: 'Was he fired?'
Russia's foreign minister came to Washington on Wednesday amid a political firestorm over the surprise ouster of FBI Director James Comey, and greeted questions about the topic with humor. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questioned the timing of President Donald Trump's decision to remove Comey, which the White House said was due to the FBI chief's conduct during the probe into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information last year   Read More ...
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Queen has Alan Titchmarsh in fits of laughter after joking with TV presenter
The Queen trots out a gag that has Alan Titchmarsh whinnying as they watch one of her horses in action. The TV gardener joined Her Majesty in the sun today to enjoy the Cuddy Weight Hunter class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. But despite his announcement that he is quitting royal duties, the Duke of Edinburgh was not basking in the balmy weather   Read More ...
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Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers wins top Spanish prize
MADRID (AP) — An Argentine comic musical group has been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards for spreading Ibero-American culture through wit and music. Organizers said Wednesday the Les Luthiers group was chosen for the communications and humanities prize in recognition of its artistic creation and humor. It described Les Luthiers as "a critical mirror" and a reference point for freedom in society   Read More ...
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Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers wins top Spanish prize
MADRID (AP) - An Argentine comic musical group has been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards for spreading Ibero-American culture through wit and music. Organizers said Wednesday the Les Luthiers group was chosen for the communications and humanities prize in recognition of its artistic creation and humor. It described Les Luthiers as "a critical mirror" and a reference point for freedom in society   Read More ...
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Argentine comedy group Les Luthiers wins top Spanish prize
MADRID (AP) — An Argentine comic musical group has been awarded one of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards for spreading Ibero-American culture through wit and music. Organizers said Wednesday the Les Luthiers group was chosen for the communications and humanities prize in recognition of its artistic creation and humor. It described Les Luthiers as "a critical mirror" and a reference point for freedom in society   Read More ...
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Chris Rock announces Manchester comedy show - here's how to get tickets
Award-winning comedian Chris Rock has announced his new tour will stop in Manchester. The Total Blackout Tour 2018 marks the acclimated comedian’s first UK tour in 10 years. The UK leg of his tour will kick-off at Manchester Arena on Thursday, January 11. Rock, a Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, will perform other shows in Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and London   Read More ...
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Amsterdam Arena krijgt intieme comedy-avond: 'slechts' 600 kaarten te koop
Standup comedian Howard Komproe organiseert met bekende collega's een 'intieme comedyshow' in de Amsterdam Arena, een dag voor de groots opgezette comedyshow van Najib Amhali en Jandino Asporaat in De Kuip te Rotterdam. Opnieuw cabaret in het voetbalstadion: na de aankondiging van de populaire komieken Najib Amhali & Jandino Asporaat in december dat ze op 1 juli in De Kuip gaan optreden voor een p   Read More ...
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Intiem comedy-avondje in Arena: 600 kaarten in een voetbalstadion
Standup comedian Howard Komproe organiseert met bekende collega's een 'intieme comedyshow' in de Amsterdam Arena, een dag voor de groots opgezette comedyshow van Najib Amhali en Jandino Asporaat in De Kuip te Rotterdam. Opnieuw cabaret in het voetbalstadion: na de aankondiging van de populaire komieken Najib Amhali & Jandino Asporaat in december dat ze op 1 juli in De Kuip gaan optreden voor een p   Read More ...
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Na De Kuip nu ook comedy-avond in de ArenA
Standup comedian Howard Komproe organiseert met bekende collega's een 'intieme comedyshow' in de Amsterdam ArenA, een dag voor de groots opgezette comedyshow van Najib Amhali en Jandino Asporaat in De Kuip Rotterdam. Opnieuw cabaret in het voetbalstadion: na de aankondiging van de populaire komieken Najib Amhali & Jandino Asporaat in december dat ze op 1 juli in De Kuip Rotterdam gaan optreden voo   Read More ...
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How many pro-Brexit comedians are there?
Comedy and current affairs have always had a close relationship - but Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency have posed new challenges for comics. Politics has long been a part of Marcus Brigstocke's comedy routine. He's used to people not always agreeing with what he says, but this year it's been different. The subject was Brexit and the reaction in some places was unlike anything he'd experienced before   Read More ...
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Empty comedy club is no laughing matter
How do comedians cope when they outnumber the audience and what is it like to watch a show when you and a friend are the ones in the spotlight? Blame it on the excitement of my friend Emma's first experience of a live comedy show but she wants to sit in the front row. Not that it matters. By the end of the show, we may as well pull up a chair onstage, and crack a few jokes of our own   Read More ...
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Comedian Kevin Bridges to host Gordon Aikman MND charity event
Comedian Kevin Bridges is to host a fundraising event in memory of Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman. Clydebank-born Bridges will host Stand Up Against MND at the Glasgow Comedy Festival on 20 March. Also appearing at the event in the King's Theatre will be comedians Fred MacAulay, Des Clarke and Susie McCabe. Following his diagnosis, Mr Aikman, who had previously worked as director of research for Better Together during the Scottish independence referendum campaign, formed Gordon's Fightback   Read More ...
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Comedian Rhod Gilbert suffered a ‘suspected mini stroke’ while sitting on the toilet
COMEDIAN Rhod Gilbert has revealed he suffered what he believes was a mini stroke while alone at home in London. The Welsh funny man said he was actually sitting on the toilet when his arm started shaking involuntarily. Speaking to Wales Online, the 48-year-old said it was like his arm was “waving at someone”. He added: “About 30 seconds it went on for, and I can vouch 100 per cent   Read More ...
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French mock UK tabloids and US far right's 'Paris no-go zones' but it's no laughing matter
After Fox News caused uproar in January 2015 with its much-mocked report on no-go zones in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, this time it’s Britain’s Daily Express and a notorious American anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller prompting laughter in France over their coverage of the recent riots in the Paris suburbs. On February 16th Geller tweeted one of her articles to her 140,000 followers titled , in which she compared   Read More ...
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Jon Richardson brings comedy show tour to Isle of Man
One of the funniest and most recognisable comedians in the UK is preparing for a run of shows in Douglas next month. Jon Richardson is to perform two concerts at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday 22. He is currently touring the UK with his stand up show, which has the fairly self-deprecating title ‘Jon Richardson – Old Man’. The title is a send up of the   Read More ...
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Comedy club gets scathing review on TripAdvisor - but they have the last laugh
A comedy promoter had the last laugh when he gave this putdown of a scathing review of his show on TripAdvisor. Rob Riley, 51, thought the assessment of his ‘poor’ charity comedy night at a Saddleworth pub was so unfair he decided to strike back with an entertaining 867-word rebuttal. The review had criticised the seating layout in the room above the Royal George, the price of the drinks, and   Read More ...
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Barrels of laughter with Comedy Knights
The Lords and Ladies continue to draw howls of laughter from their audiences as The Comedy Knights’ Just 4 Laughs takes centre stage in Sliema this season. Headlined by some of Malta’s favourite comedic performers, favourite characters such as Il-Patriott, The First Lady, The Incompetent Committee and the Sliema Girls return, together with a host of new characters in this hilarious stand-up act. Chris Dingli, Marc Cabourdin, Jo Caruana, Pia   Read More ...
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Toni Erdmann is a 3-hour German film about modernizing Europe. It's also one of the year's best comedies.
What if I told you one of the best, funniest, most moving movies of the year is a bittersweet German comedy that’s almost three hours long? Probably a hard sell, but it’s worth it: ’s Toni Erdmann is the rare film that had me literally in tears from laughter, and then from actual emotion. Centering on a father who refuses to do what’s expected of him, and a daughter whose   Read More ...
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Maltese comedian off to Japan hoping to make it to the big leagues
Maltese comedian James Ryder is heading over to Tokyo to be a part of the Tokyo Comedy Store, where he hopes to take his stand-up comedy act to the next level. The 24-year-old discovered his love for the stage at Masquerade, spending ten years there. He and another actor came up with the idea to perform stand-up comedy and together they founded a comedy club called the Wembley store boys.   Read More ...
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Fake Good News Is Helping Us Forget 2016
is here to help us put 2016 in the trash can. Forget about presidential , the , Britain’s to leave the European Union and the deaths of multiple acting and music legends for just a few seconds by watching the latest installment of “Sometimes this year it felt like there was nothing but bad news out there,” said Fallon, before introducing local NBC news anchors reading stories he said “we   Read More ...
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Nearly Everything That Happened In 2016, In One Highly Detailed Illustration
So reads a common tweet, , that aptly summarizes the English-speaking world’s feelings toward this cursed year. We said goodbye to David Bowie and Prince, and we said hello to President-elect Donald Trump; there was Zika and and Brexit; the Pulse nightclub shooting and the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, plus another shooting in Dallas. As Jia Tolentino wrote in The New Yorker, this was the worst year   Read More ...
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The top 30 Christmas cracker jokes of 2016 revealed - and they're actually funny
They’re not usually a laugh and more of a groan – but corny jokes are very much part of the traditional family Christmas. A list of the finest cracker jokes has been compiled by UKTV ’s Gold, freshly updated for 2016. They range from jibes about Brexit and politicians to gags on The Great British Bake Off and football managers. Coming top of the traditional festive groan-a-thon is this corker:   Read More ...
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Pope jokes early birthday greetings may bring a jinx
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, who turns 80 on Saturday, responded to thousands of people singing "Happy Birthday" on Wednesday by joking that doing it early may bring a jinx on him. "Thank you very much for your greetings for my upcoming birthday," the Argentine pope said at his general audience, the last public appearance before the birthday. "But I'll tell you something that will make you laugh. In my   Read More ...
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