About The British Comedy Guide
Welcome to The British Comedy Guide (aka BCG / Comedy.co.uk), a vast reference website devoted to British comedy, both past and present. Created and run by fans for fans, this site contains hundreds of thousands of pages packed full of information, opinion and detail, plus plenty to entertain: to read, hear and watch.
We aim to be a definitive guide to every British film, television and radio comedy to have been produced, and provide comprehensive coverage of every live comedy event across the country. It'll take a while to get there, but we like to dream big!
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The British Comedy Guide started life in 2003 as a small website called The British Sitcom Guide, consisting of a few brief pages about key sitcoms such as Fawlty Towers and Blackadder. The site has grown in the decade since, becoming the most-visited website in the world about British comedy.
The BCG is owned and run by founder Mark and co-editor Aaron, who heads up all archive comedy coverage. However, they do not work alone, valuing the assistance of a group of regular volunteer contributors, lead by Ian, the main curator of our TV & radio schedule.
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The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read
Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read
Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read
Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter
Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read
Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen
Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read
Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read
Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read
The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read
The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition are listed here: Read
An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how Aristotle got there first. Read
Eddie Izzard is to write his memoirs. He has signed a book deal with a US publishing company. Read
UKTV Gold has announced it is increasing its investment in new shows to develop five new sitcoms. Read