Joan Sims.

The Unforgettable Joan Sims

ITV celebrate one of the best female comic actors Britain has ever produced this lunchtime, with a repeat of the 2002 tribute The Unforgettable Joan Sims. Originally shown just 11 months after her death, the programme sees friends and colleagues of the Carry On stalwart reminisce about her life and career. ITV, 1:30pm. Guide

The only new programme anywhere today is Hal Cruttenden's self-titled sitcom on Radio 4 at 7:15pm. Repeats range from Trollied to Hancock's Half Hour; Green Wing to The Vicar Of Dibley; and Thoroughly Modern Millican to Meet The Huggetts. Schedule

Pulling

Pulling

It's 8 years to the day since the premiere of this prematurely-ended sitcom by Sharon Horgan. Guide

Some Girls

Some Girls

The first - very funny - episode in the brand new third series of Some Girls is repeated. BBC3, 10:45pm. Guide

Miranda: Christmas!

Miranda: Christmas!

Out tomorrow is this brand new DVD featuring two previous specials from Miranda Hart's sitcom. Details

Lucy Lumsden at Conference

Sky's Head of Comedy Lucy Lumsden (pictured), and the Head of Comedy at ITV, Saskia Schuster, will be speaking next week at The Big Comedy Conference. The last few tickets left now: Details

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Sarah Millican on RHLSTP

Have you heard Sarah Millican in the latest edition of Richard Herring's podcast yet? She says it's "one of my favourite things I've done all year". Watch / Listen

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and talks about his growing chain of comedy clubs is not about making money, just giving people great live comedy. Read

Win tickets to see Variety Soup

Win tickets to see Variety Soup

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Having tried to explain what a joke is, Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. You'll find out why she appeared on TV without her underwear. Listen

Flip and Maggie: Where are the older comedians?

Flip and Maggie: Where are the older comedians?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people of our age in comedy?' Read

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 finalists

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 finalists

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition have been announced. Read

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how it fits into the classic three act story structure first defined by Aristotle. Read


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Lucy Lumsden

Lucy Lumsden

Sky's Head of Comedy Lucy Lumsden has joined our Big Comedy Conference commissioning panel. Details

Rain On Film

Rain On Film

Here's a 9 minute short romantic comedy film starring the stand-up comedian Josie Long. Have a look. Watch

New acts report back

New acts report back

The new acts who took the Changing Faces stand-up challenge for charity report back on their experiences on stage. Read