Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi When you did you first realise that you had a talent for making people laugh? Oh gosh, I don’t know. I used to be funny soc(...)

Andy Quirke as Damo (left) and Ivor

Picture a handful of Ireland’s most famous comic talents, and it’s likely the name Andy Quirke doesn’t immediately come to mind. Yet to the Instagr(...)

Caitlin Moran . Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2011 Caitlin Moran wrote a book she described as targeting an open goal. No, not a treatise on sport – although, given the wealth of topics on whic(...)

 Patsy Byrne playing the role of Nursie in Blackadder II. PhotographL BBC

Veteran actor Patsy Byrne – who achieved small screen fame playing the role of Nursie in Blackadder II – has died aged 80.Denville Hall, a care home (...)

Rik Mayall (left) with Adrian Edmondson. Photograph: PA

Rik Mayall, who has died suddenly aged 56, was a phenomenal and outrageous performer, a leading light of the “alternative” comedy circuit that emerged(...)

A temporary English Heritage style blue plaque in Hammersmith, west London, dedicated to the comic actor Rik Mayall who died yesterday. Photograph: Rupert Basham/PA

Rik Mayall’s daughter has paid tribute to her “generous, foul mouthed and hysterical father” after his death aged 56.The star, who shot to fame playin(...)

File photograph of Rik Mayall who died this morning. Photograph: PA

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died at home aged 56, his management firm said. It is believed the star’s wife found him at home in London (...)

Style journalist Angela Scanlon (of Oi Ginger!) is set to be promoted as “new” RTÉ face

In the grand but pock-marked scheme of Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ Two has always been something of an entertainment sideshow: a big football (...)

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(...)