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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Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch
Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read
The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read
Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read
Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read
iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read
Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read
Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read
Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read
Terry Mynott talks about the return of the 'sleeper hit' sitcom The Mimic, and how to do impressions. Read
An interview with MC Grindah and DJ Beats, the characters at the centre of BBC3's People Just Do Nothing. Read
Hayley Ellis provides this handy guide on how to deal with other people on social networking websites. Read
A public poll has revealed the nation's top ten favourite Monty Python sketches. Results here. Read