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‘What if I’ve forgotten what words are?’: Comics on stand-up’s return

Life without an IRL audience is no joke for stand-ups. With proper gigs finally on the horizon, comedians tell us about how they’re preparing


Back of the net: how Alan Partridge stayed funny for 30 years

Jurassic Park! Alan Partridge returns to our screens this week, three decades since he was first created


My comedy hero: stand-up stars on the comedians who inspire them

Some much needed laughs are on their way thanks to the BBC’s Festival of Funny. We asked its stars to share their stand-up faves


Comedy is in crisis, no joke - but venues and comics are fighting back

The industry has always trodden its own path, but now it needs support


London’s comedy clubs on their fight for survival during Covid-19

From filming DIY sitcoms to hosting socially distanced stand-up gigs, we speak to the capital's grassroots comedy clubs about life under lockdown