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Comedians

Non-British comedians scoop all the top prizes at the Edinburgh Fringe

Performers from the United States, Norway and New Zealand have swept Britain's top comedy awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the first time all three prizes have gone to non-British comedians.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 7:41am

Never a truer word ...... spoken in jest

Comedy Central's roasts are always foul-mouthed, mischievous affairs in which no punches are pulled. Here are some of the best barbs from recent years.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A stand-up kind of guy

He's the mastermind behind one of the most popular comedy shows in American television history and his stand-up act sells out venues across the US.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Bid to be Bush's neighbour at FCC ball

The Foreign Correspondents' Club is holding its ball at the Convention and Exhibition Centre this Saturday, and as usual there will be a charity auction.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fruit Dreams & Other Asian Stories

Fruit Dreams & Other Asian Stories

by Roseanne Thong

Chameleon, HK$117

A debut collection of stories is a writer's calling card, offered by way of introduction to readers, although Roseanne Thong has already built up a creditable following with eight books for children.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Live vibe keeps Blackwood in the pink

Richard Blackwood is known for a good deal more than his stand-up routines and deft one-liners. The 33-year-old, who found fame in Britain as an MTV presenter, the host of his own television and radio shows and (briefly) as a hip-hop artist, has always been keen to diversify. But although he has many strings to his bow, he says that performing live remains closest to his heart.

16 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Starring: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin Director: Various The series: What to do after producing the most popular sit-com of all time? This was the 'problem' facing American comedian Larry David, who co-created the long-running and oft-repeated Seinfeld. His answer was to go nowhere in particular.

1 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

PICK OF THE DAY

Body Challenge

Discovery, 8pm

This six-part reality series challenges participants to lose weight, get in shape and make an overall positive lifestyle change. The series tracks three men and three women as they follow an intense programme of diet and exercise with the help of their own personal trainers.

The 55th Annual Emmy Awards

3 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

PICK OF THE DAY

Monkeybone

Star Movies, 9pm

22 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Chat-show funnymen find US in no mood for laughs

ACROSS THE country, comedy clubs - a fine urban-American tradition - remain locked until further notice. Millions could do with cheering up, but few seem ready to take the step of putting up with someone making them laugh. The time, it seems, is just not right.

23 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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