Maria Kempinska, founder of the Jongleurs comedy clubs, is tabling a bid to buy back the business from struggling Regent Inns. She and her husband John Davy say they are ready to pay "tens of millions" for the business, which Regent acquired for £8.5m seven years ago. Kempinska, who is looking for an operational partner in the food or beverage industry, says that once she has full control of Jongleurs again she will expand the brand. The Mail on Sunday (Financial Mail) 14/10/07 pages 1 & 2