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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Stand-up Mark Smith may not have the most memorable name, but he's using that to his advantage. Read
Former BBC Comedy executive Micheál Jacob takes a look at creating and writing television sitcom. Read
We've got a copy of the Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa script book to give away... signed by Steve Coogan. Read
Two short films made by Goon Show star Peter Sellers are to be shown for the first time in 50+ years. Read
Mark Watson and Henning Wehn are to star in Kia's Road to Rio, a six football travel series for Dave. Read
Entries are now open for a competition which aims to name the UK's funniest blog or Twitter feed. Details
Chris O'Dowd's hit Sky1 sitcom Moone Boy is to become a series of books for kids with a publishing deal. Read
Fresh Meat star Charlotte Ritchie, and Totally Tom's Tom Stourton have been cast in BBC Three's Siblings. Read
A joke competition has come up with the top ten new Christmas cracker jokes. Have a read here: Read
Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Steve Bugeja has won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013. Read
BBC Four has ordered another run of Some People With Jokes. This time the categories include undertakers. Read
Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Toast Of London, Matt Berry's sitcom about a bad actor. Read
The BBC is working on W1A, a spin-off from hit sitcom Twenty Twelve. The characters work at the BBC. Read
Channel 4 has scheduled a night of programming around The IT Crowd. Vote for your favourite. Read