The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure. Spike Milligan. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Interviews

Spike Milligan is the subject of the final episode of this series which uses footage from chat shows to re-look at the story behind some of British comedy's greatest people. Star of The Goon Show and other surreal programmes, Milligan's comedy style was very distinctive. Sadly some of his genius probably came from the severe bipolar disorder he suffered from, and the ten or more serious mental breakdowns he endured. Gold, 9pm. Guide

Also: Chabuddy G prints some t-shirts in People Just Do Nothing. Repeats include Bad Education and QI. Schedule

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

There's a shortage of stuff to smoke in this week's episode of the pirate radio comedy. BBC3, 10pm. Interview

Stage Of No Importance

Stage Of No Importance

The story of how the dinosaurs came to be, and then came not to be, is told in this short online series: Watch

Taskmaster

Taskmaster

Missed this new show? It's repeated. Dave, 10:20pm. Saw it? See who they think is going to win: Interviews

Edinburgh Fringe

Our guide to the Edinburgh Fringe is packed with stuff. Over 1,500 detailed listings, plus lots of features to read: Website

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The John Dredge Show

A Dalek on Mastermind? Anything is possible in John Dredge's sketch show podcast. A new episode is here: Listen

Jo Burke answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Jo Burke answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Jo Burke subtly plugs her new book in amongst answering our 10 questions about her Fringe show. Read

Milo McCabe answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Milo McCabe answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Milo McCabe talks about the time he was punched outside The Caves, and more... Read

Chris Cook answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Chris Cook answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Chris Cook blends comedy and magic together in his shows. He says the ending of his show this year might change your life. Read

Bronston Jones answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Bronston Jones answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Bronston Jones lives in Venice Beach in Los Angeles normally, but this August he's back at the Fringe to perform his latest stand-up show. Read

Augustus Stephens answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Augustus Stephens answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Augustus Stephens has long campaigned for the right to be nude and spends as much time naked as he can... including during his comedy show. Read

Miles Allen answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Miles Allen answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Miles Allen is back at the festival to perform his show which condenses 60 episode of Breaking Bad into 60 minutes... Read

Marc Gassot answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Marc Gassot answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Marc Gassot is behind Dark Side of the Mime. This is how he answered our 10 questions... Read


Website Features     Live Comedy Coverage 

Video: Victorian BabeStation

Video: Victorian BabeStation

Have a watch of Victorian BabeStation, a sketch from the great new group That Glorious Monster. Watch

Why we need ethnic comedy

Why we need ethnic comedy

A thought provoking article from stand-up Inder Manocha on the topic of "Why we need ethnic comedy". Read

Video: Tube stand-up

Video: Tube stand-up

A video in which stand-ups try to entertain London Underground passengers... they get some mixed reactions. Watch