The Perfect Morecambe & Wise. Image shows from L to R: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Friday night comedy

The schedules are packed with wonderful new episodes tonight. There's Morecambe & Wise highlights, more Would I Lie To You?, the final Boomers, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as Big School, A League Of Their Own, Chatty Man, CTRL Freaks, and new BBC Three pilot Flat TV. Phew! Evening Schedule

Also: BT Sport have football-comedy chat show The Football's On. On radio there's another heat of the BBC New Comedy Award, and a very fresh episode of The Now Show reacting to today's vote news. Repeats include Ever Decreasing Circles. Schedule

Did Paxman snub Wark?

Did Paxman snub Wark?

A clip from tonight's Would I Lie To You?: did Jeremy Paxman snub Kirsty Wark? BBC1, 8:30pm. Clip

Russell Howard lubes up

Russell Howard lubes up

Russell Howard's a guest on ALOTO tonight. See him and Jack Whitehall lube up! Sky1, 9pm. Clip

Early sitcom Larkins on DVD

Early sitcom Larkins on DVD

Starring Peggy Mount, early sitcom The Larkins began on this night in 1958. It's all on DVD: Details

Un-broadcast Basil Fawlty intro

It's exactly 39 years tonight since the first episode of this bona-fide classic Fawlty Towers, but we bet you've never seen this clip before! Extremely rare, it features John Cleese in character as Basil Fawlty. Watch

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Latest Comedy News

Toast Of London wins prestigious Rose d'Or award

Toast Of London wins prestigious Rose d'Or award

Matt Berry's Channel 4 sitcom Toast Of London has won the sitcom award at the prestigious international Rose d'Or Awards. Bridget Christie won in the radio category.

Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon star in new Danger Mouse

Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon star in new Danger Mouse

Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon and Dave Lamb will voice the new series of Danger Mouse, due on CBBC next year.

Daniel Rigby to star in police sitcom Undercover

Daniel Rigby to star in police sitcom Undercover

TV channel Dave has announced it has ordered Undercover, a new sitcom about a covert police officer. Daniel Rigby will take the lead role.

Jack Whitehall to host Channel 4's Feeling Nuts special

Jack Whitehall to host Channel 4's Feeling Nuts special

Jack Whitehall is to host Feeling Nuts, a one-off Channel 4 comedy show which aims to help spread understanding of the risks of testicular cancer.

Jon Richardson engaged to fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont

Jon Richardson engaged to fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont

Jon Richardson has asked his girlfriend - fellow stand-up comedian Lucy Beaumont - to marry him. She has accepted his proposal.

External Press Reviews & Features

It Ain't Half Hot Mum DVDs

It Ain't Half Hot Mum DVDs

Bargain of the day: The It Ain't Half Hot Mum box set. All 8 series of the sitcom, less than £18 at Amazon! Shop

Josie Long podcast

Josie Long podcast

An in-depth podcast interview with Josie Long. She talks to Stuart Goldsmith about all sorts of topics. Listen

Comedy Knights winners

Comedy Knights winners

The winners of the Comedy Knights stand-up competition were Dave Green and Joe Sutherland. Read