Tributes are being paid to the "incredibly kind and talented" comedian Phil Jerrod, who has died of cancer. The Brighton-based comedian had been a writer for radio and TV shows The Now Show, The News Quiz and Mock The Week, and his stand-up career saw him support the likes of Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh on tour.
Russell Kane review – a cathartic shot of Covid comedy. Rose Theatre, Kingston Before live comedy disappears once more, Kane delivers a terrific, barnstorming set sending up the pandemic – and the government’s laughable response to it
The funniest jokes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe have been revealed, with comedian Ken Cheng emerging as the 2017 victor. The joke was taken from his comedy show “Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian”. After winning the prize, Cheng – whose big break came when he reached the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award – said: “I am very proud to have won.