About The British Comedy Guide

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!

Here are just a small selection of the things you can find on this website:

Guide

Guides

Detailed information about many British TV, radio and film comedies (new and old). We aim for 100% coverage of all current TV & radio, and are working to cover archive titles.

Features

Features

Our features section contains plenty to read and watch, including the latest videos, competitions, feature articles and interviews with actors, writers & comedians.

News

News

Check out our news area to read about the latest significant developments in the world of British comedy. We are first to many stories and carry a number of exclusives.

Live

Live Coverage

The 'Live' section of our site features reviews, news, previews and interviews from the UK's vibrant comedy club circuit and theatres.

Forums

Message Board

Our forums are full of lively discussion about British comedy shows, and a useful sharing resource for those that have got something to ask or say.

Shop

Merchandise Shop

We catalogue a huge range of Blu-rays, DVDs, books and other commercially available items related to British comedies and comedians. Search the database to find items of interest.

Make It

'Make It'

An area of our website for those interested in making comedy, whether it be performing, writing, producing or directing. We've tips, insight, opportunities and more.

Podcasts

Podcasts

The BCG is now known as one of the UK's most prolific independent podcast publishers. We distribute a number of funny shows for free, and are often in the iTunes charts.

Twitter

External Stuff

We also operate outside of Comedy.co.uk. Get our popular newsletters in your inbox, receive daily news and DVD updates via Twitter, and 'Like' us on Facebook

We'd like to thank you for visiting The British Comedy Guide. We hope you find our site useful and interesting, and will come back as we continue to add new features.

If you have any comments, questions, corrections or feedback do please get in touch

Background

British Sitcom GuideThe 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.

Regular columnists include Si Hawkins, Anna Lowman and Jay Richardson. If you'd like to get involved, do please find out more about how to contribute

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So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read

Laughing Horse finalists

Laughing Horse finalists

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition are listed here: Read

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how Aristotle got there first. Read

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard is to write his memoirs. He has signed a book deal with a US publishing company. Read

Gold to make more sitcoms

Gold to make more sitcoms

UKTV Gold has announced it is increasing its investment in new shows to develop five new sitcoms. Read

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese has been named as the most influential British comedy icon in a poll of the public. Read

See Also

Contribute

Contribute

Details on how to write for this website - we're always looking for passionate fans.

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to advertise your product or event to hundreds of thousands of fans.

Merchandise Disclaimer

Merchandise Disclaimer

Some small print about the product listings featured on this website.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

More details on how we use and store any personal details provided to us.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The rules which govern your use of this website, plus other legal small print.

Overview

Overview

See a summary of all the things you can find on this website.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch with the BCG team via email.