News: Backlash Over David Walliams' Halloween Outfit

David Walliams has caused a kerfuffle by posting a photo of himself dressed as Kim Jong-un.

He was dressed as the North Korean leader to attend Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party at his house in north London. He posted the photo of himself and the caption "Happy Halloween from Kim Jong-un." on the evening of the party.

News: Noel Fielding To Return To Bake Off For Second C4 Series

Noel Fielding  is set to return to The Great British Bake Off for another series.

The news was confirmed this morning (Tuesday, October 31). The final is due to be broadcast tonight at 8pm.

The other members of the team Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Sandi Toksvig, will also be back.

The announcement has been slightly overshadowed by Prue Leith accidentally revealing the winner of the show in advance on Twitter this morning, posting: "I wanted them all to win. Bravo XXXX (name redacted by BTJ).

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News: YouTube Space Venture Launched To Support Women In Comedy

YouTube Space is partnering with digital media company WhoHaHa and director, producer, and actress Elizabeth Banks to empower women around the world through comedy. With the help of WhoHaHa and Elizabeth Banks, YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Rio, Paris, Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Mumbai have joined together in launching this production programme designed to foster female comedic talent on YouTube.

News: More Cold Feet Commissioned

ITV has commissioned another series of Cold Feet
 
ITV Head of Drama Polly Hill has confirmed a new series of the comedy drama Cold Feet from creator Mike Bullen and award-winning producers Big Talk Productions.
 
Written and created by Mike Bullen, Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley and John Thomson as the nation’s favourite ‘fifty something’ friends as we follow their lives in Manchester.
 

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News: Irish Comedian of the Year Results

The Irish Comedian of the Year Final has taken place today.

The winner is Lisa Casey (pictured centre). Second place went to Danny Ryan (left) and Catherine Bohart (right) was third.

The Grand Final took place at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway.

Lisa Casey wins a cash prize and a trip to perform in Australia.

News: New TV Show for Russell Brand

Russell Brand is working on a brand new show for British television in which he will be interacting with the audience about controversial, provocative issues.

The Russell Brand TV Show sounds like it will hark back to Brand's breakthrough appearances on Big Brother's Big Mouth when he roamed around the studio with his microphone getting instant feedback from unhibited members of the public about the latest events in the Big Brother house.

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Live Review: Ahir Shah, Soho Theatre

This review first appeared in the London Evening Standard here.

Ahir Shah is currently on tour. Dates here.

 

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News: Sir Lenny Henry To Make BBC Documentary

Sir Lenny Henry is to make a documentary for the BBC entitled  Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid.

Dudley born, but Jamaica bred, Henry considers himself a Commonwealth Kid, born to Jamaican parents who came to the UK as part of the post-Windrush generation in 1957.

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News: When Is The New Series Of Detectorists?

Were you asking when Detectorists is back on?

Well, you've come to the right place.

Beyond The Joke can reveal that the new series will start on BBC4 on Wednesday, November 8 at 10pm.

Writer and star MacKenzie Crook has said that this third six-part series will probably be the last one he makes. The series follows the lives and loves of people who hunt for buried treasure around the village of Danebury.

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News: Mike Smash Quite Liderally Returns For Christmas Special

The UK’s most fantabulous DJ and one half of everyone’s favourite fab radio duo, Mike Smash (Paul Whitehouse) takes time out from his charity work and returns to TV screens this Christmas with his ding-dong-merrily-on-high-iest festive favourite tunes. Smashie's Xmastastic Playlist is a new UKTV Original that will air across two days in December 2017.

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