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 comic Rhys James has published a five-part sitcom to promote his Edinburgh show. Watch
Radio 1 is hosting a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The gig will be streamed live. Read
Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read
Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read
Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read
Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read
Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read
Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. Read
Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most impossible-to-follow act you've ever seen. Read
E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show involving electronic machines pranking the public. Read
Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read
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