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April Fools

The silly season is upon us. Gordon Brown has set the date for the general election, and in preparation Channel 4 is airing a shedload of brand new comedy shows.

Things got off to a cracking start this week with Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, which you can watch now on 4oD. Here on the website, we’ve got some exclusive backstage video, such as this interview where Jack Dee demonstrates that good comedy is all about timing…

From a cracking start to a crackling second course, Wednesday evening saw the first of a series of comedy roasts, with Bruce Forsyth spinning gently on the wits’ spit. Sharon Osbourne and Chris Tarrant are next in line for their own slow turns, and William Shatner and Joan Rivers get the US version of this heat treatment later this month. Here’s a taste of Brucie’s banquet, as Sean Lock stokes the fire…

If you’re looking for more laughs, we’ve created a new page that showcases the best of our archive and current comedy on 4oD. From Absolutely to Whose Line Is It Anyway, this a very handy A-Z (oh alright then, A-W) list of much of the great comedy we’ve got available to watch online – right here, right now.

Finally, in a seamless segue from general hilarity to the general election, here’s a reminder that you can follow all the campaign twists and turns on our blogs and via twitter at our Channel 4 News site. With in-depth reports, detailed analysis and the latest breaking news, this is the place to come if you want help in making up your mind, or simply to keep a close eye on the opposition. Whoever they turn out to be…

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