Comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats captain dies aged 58

A comedy panel show favourite, Lock was a team captain on the series 8 Out of 10 Cats, hosted by Jimmy Carr.

He also appeared on QI, The Last Leg, Have I Got News for You, and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

Paying tribute, comedian Bill Bailey said: "It's heartbreaking to lose my dearest friend Sean Lock, he was a true original, a wonderful comic."

Comedian Tom O'Connor dies aged 81

His son Steve Finan O'Connor said he was a "unique comedian who was light years ahead of political correctness".

O'Connor rose to fame on TV show Opportunity Knocks, which he won three times.

He went on to star in The Comedians and host shows including Name That Tune, Crosswits and the Tom O'Connor Show.

He leaves a wife and four children, as well as 16 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

His son added: "Tom was famously known for a brand of humour that was 100% clean and always totally family friendly."

Comedian Charlie Murphy dies following leukemia battle

Murphy was 57.

A long time comic, Murphy rose to fame for his work on Dave Chapelle's popular "Chapelle's Show," where he was a co-star and writer.

His recurring skit "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories," which recalled celebrity encounters he and his younger brother Eddie Murphy had with Rick James, Prince and others, became cult hits.

Mike Epps apologizes for kangaroo incident

Comedian and actor Mike Epps has been dealing with backlash in the wake of incorporating one into his Detroit show last Friday.

Epps, who is known for roles in various projects including "The Hangover," invited zoo owner and exotic animal handler Javon Stacks on stage with a kangaroo.

A video shows the comedian and the handler with the kangaroo, which is held upright. Epps tugs on the kangaroo's harness before the animal appears to throw his paw back toward the star. Epps then runs off the stage.

Betty White: 'I am the luckiest old broad on two feet'

Such were the words of wisdom from a woman who knows: 95-year-old Betty White.

A seven-time Emmy award-winner, who also boasts a Grammy and three Screen Actors Guild awards on her mantle, White joined CNN's Brooke Baldwin to reflect on her time in the industry, all 78 years worth.

"Do you remember the first time that you got a laugh?" Baldwin asked as the pair shared french fries in a Los Angeles restaurant.

"I think when I came out of the womb," White, naturally, joked.