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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Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read
The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read
John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read
Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read
Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read
Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read
BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read
Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read
Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read
Channel 4 is bringing back its Alternative Election Night format on 7th May, with Jeremy Paxman & David Mitchell. Read
Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read
We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read
Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read
Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Robert Popper's award-winning sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read