Comedy

Sam Simmons wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
The Australian comic has been nominated twice before; Sofie Hagen was named Best Newcomer
Arthur Darvill pens children's show for National Theatre
The Doctor Who and Once star has written the music for an adaptation of I Want My Hat Back
Lenny Henry to be knighted in Queen's birthday honours
Henry said it was a 'wonderful thing' to be recognised
Jackie Mason: 'London audiences are the most spectacular'
Ahead of his return to the West End next week, Jackie Mason tells Michael Coveney about performing for the Queen and why he'll never play golf
Neville's Island (Duke of York's)
'It's Tim Firth's lasting achievement that he's nailed so many macho myths in one delirious, slightly implausible scenario'
Robert Webb, Adrian Edmondson, Miles Jupp and Neil Morrissey rehearse Neville's Island
By Nicole Goldstein
Tim Firth's comedy is returning to the West End for the first time in 20 years
Michael Coveney: 'Donald Sinden was one of the greatest comic actors of the last century'
Sinden was known for his landmark performances in the great classical comedies
The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe)
Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity
Video: Ian McKellen helps The Handlebards take the Ice Bucket Challenge
By Editorial Staff
McKellen tipped a bucket of iced water over the four cycling thesps
Shortlists announced for 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Alex Horne, James Acaster and Sara Pascoe are among those vying for the main prize this year