• UK celebrates off-beat laughs with Not BBC Comedy Awards

    Everyone knows which network dominates most of Great Britain’s airwaves, so why not show some love for some funny stuff that’s a little off the beaten BBC path? The seventh annual Not BBC Comedy Awards was held recently across the pond. The winners are decided by fan votes, and the list of winners reads like a who’s who of England’s most promising comedy stars. With wins for Best Live Comedy

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    Comedy Central launches UK DVD label, signs Jim Jefferies

    Comedy Central’s British arm has formed their own DVD label, which will continue to expand Comedy Central’s relatively new presence overseas by signing and promoting UK comedians. The first two DVDs, Jim Jefferies’ Alcoholocaust and Stewart Lee’s If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One will be released in the fall, Chortle reports. Jefferies has already made a sizable dent on the stateside comedy scene, having toured the

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