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Frankie and Benny: A remembrance

Frankie and Benny: A remembrance

Comedy historian Robert Ross celebrates the lives and memories of comedy superstars Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

No second thoughts: Jan Etherington interview

No second thoughts: Jan Etherington interview

Georgy Jamieson talks to one half of the husband-and-wife writing team behind hit late-1990s ITV sitcom Faith In The Future, Jan Etherington. Read

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale talks about how he nearly said no to hosting Virtually Famous, and explains why you don't see the panel show format on American TV. Read

Max and Ivan introduce their Radio 4 show

Max and Ivan introduce their Radio 4 show

We asked comedy double-act Max & Ivan to introduce their Radio 4 series The Casebook Of Max And Ivan to us... this is their attempt. Read

You, Me & Them interviews

You, Me & Them interviews

Eve Myles, Anthony Head, Susie Blake, Jeff Rawle, Daisy Beaumont, Marcus Garvey and Honor Blackman talk about Series 2 of Gold sitcom You, Me & Them. Read

How the BBC nearly didn't make Dad's Army

How the BBC nearly didn't make Dad's Army

Published 25th March

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make Dad's Army as they were convinced it wouldn't work. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Published 21st March

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, having to film the show in a sweaty thermal vest, and how she nearly mucked up her audition for a second time. Read

Raised By Wolves interview

Raised By Wolves interview

Published 12th March

Sisters Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran talk about creating Raised By Wolves, the Channel 4 sitcom based on their childhood experiences. Read

Phoenix Nights: Where are they now?

Phoenix Nights: Where are they now?

Published 6th March

With the Phoenix Nights live shows recently concluded to huge success, we take a look back at what the cast have been doing since the sitcom ended in 2002. Read

Interview with Paul Whitehouse & David Cummings

Interview with Paul Whitehouse & David Cummings

Published 2nd March

An interview with writers Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings ahead of their new TV sitcom, Nurse. Read

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Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read

Friday Night Dinner 4

Friday Night Dinner 4

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Robert Popper's award-winning sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read

Have you made a short film?

Have you made a short film?

Short Com is open for comedy film submissions for its 2015/2016 touring schedule of screenings. Read

Win a comedy writing book

Win a comedy writing book

We have three copies of Masterclass: Writing Comedy, the new tutorial book by Lesley Bown, to hand out. Enter

Get Started In Stand-Up

Get Started In Stand-Up

We've got some copies of Logan Murray's great tutorial book Get Started In Stand-Up to hand out to comedians. Enter

Dave's Election Night

Dave's Election Night

Channel Dave is to broadcast a one-off documentary focusing on Al Murray as he lobbies in the General Election. Read

Alan Partridge book sequel

Alan Partridge book sequel

A sequel to Alan Partridge's smash hit autobiography, I, Partridge, will be published in 2016. Read

Zig and Zag are back!

Zig and Zag are back!

CBBC has ordered a 26-part animated sitcom series focused around former Big Breakfast characters Zig & Zag. Read

BAFTA nominations

BAFTA nominations

The shortlists for the 2015 BAFTA Television Awards have been announced. Here's the comedy nominees: Read