The late Victoria Wood with Boyzone members Keith Duffy (left) and the late Steven Gately in Leicester Square, London, to help launch the 1999 Comic Relief appeal. File photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Figures frm the worlds of comedy and acting paid tribute to Victoria Wood, with many stars citing her as an inspiration. Comedian James Corden said: (...)

Aoife Kavanagh at home in Greystones, Co Wicklow. “I have turned into a wheatgrass-shooting, veggie-juicing, food hippie.” Photographs: Cyril Byrne

I am 27 years old and I have cancer. It is a rare form that has spread to my liver and a bone in my spine. Before I was diagnosed I was fit and had al(...)

Jennifer Saunders has hit out at cancer survivors who wear the disease as a badge. The British comedian (55) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 (...)

Lucy Lumsden, Sky’s head of comedy, says hiring people like Chris O’Dowd is ‘more like a commission to an artist’

What makes us laugh? It’s Lucy Lumsden’s job to answer this question. As Sky’s first ever head of comedy she’s answered it pretty well so far, with sh(...)