Edinburgh Fringe - Press Clippings
Here is a collection of the last 80 external press items that are related to comedy generally at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To find press about a specific show locate that show's listing.
Had a good Fringe this year, did you? Yeah, us too.
Spoonfed, 1st September 2011
Sales of tickets at this year's Edinburgh Fringe are up by 3% on last year.
BBC News, 29th August 2011
I've just got back home to Edinburgh from a week of shows in London and I have to say, "Wow! What a train journey".
Written by Jo Caulfield. The Edinburgh Evening News, 29th August 2011
As the Edinburgh Fringe Festival draws to a close I've been thinking about my highlights here. One of the best days involved comedy but also high drama as a team of comedians took on a team of Industry bods and critics in the second Comedians v Industry Golf Tournament.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Evening Standard, 28th August 2011
Even Bob Monkhouse couldn't teach me the knack of delivering a punchline...
Written by Nigel Farndale. The Telegraph, 28th August 2011
Reviews of Benet Brandreth, Seann Walsh, Andrew Maxwell, The Rob Deering Experience and Andrew Lawrence.
Written by Rob Epstein. The Independent on Sunday, 28th August 2011
The winner of this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards will be announced on Saturday afternoon. The judges chose six acts from the 505 who qualified for the best comedy show category at the Fringe. We spoke to the six comedians on the short-list.
Written by Steven Brocklehurst. BBC News, 27th August 2011
The winner of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards will be announced later.
BBC News, 27th August 2011
The lure of a TV show may have improved standards among young comics, but is careerism killing off the crazy and exceptional?
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 26th August 2011
A snapshot of comics behind-the-scenes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.
Written by Emma McAlpine. Spoonfed, 26th August 2011
For nearly 30 years Nica Burns has run the Edinburgh festival comedy awards. As an influential owner of London theatres, she is also a defender of the current state of the West End.
Written by Andrew Dickson. The Guardian, 26th August 2011
Written by Alan Braidwood. BBC Radio Scotland blog, 25th August 2011
A comic who takes on the Arab Spring and the rioting in English cities in a Fringe show driven by this year's hard-hitting headlines earned his second nomination yesterday in the festival's top comedy awards.
Written by Tim Cornwell. Edinburgh Festivals, 25th August 2011
The odd thing about the joke voted best at the Edinburgh Fringe is that it seems less funny than the joke voted worst.
The Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2011
Not a lot of surprises on this year's Foster's Comedy Award shortlist, but it is a very strong list in a year that is consistently great if not classic.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Evening Standard, 24th August 2011
From a comedian with experience of UK Uncut to an Australian Vic Reeves, here's the lowdown on this year's nominees.
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 24th August 2011
Telegraph critic Mark Monahan spent five hours on a panel of 10 judging who should be on the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist. It was exhausting but it's an exciting list.
Written by Mark Monahan. The Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2011
The untrammelled silliness of Adam Riches gets my vote for this year's Edinburgh comedy award, with Hannibal Buress for best newcomer, but it's a shame sketch comedy is missing from the main nominations.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 24th August 2011
Topical material is creeping back on the agenda. Even Tom Rosenthal is getting political - in a gentle sort of way.
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 24th August 2011
Including a levitating dog, a liver and a bag of urine.
Edinburgh Festival Guide, 24th August 2011
Can you stop yourself looking at your watch at a comedy gig - and can any of Edinburgh 2011's acts keep going long enough?
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 23rd August 2011
Who wants to see backstage photos of comics all sweaty and grimey just after they've come offstage? You're in the right place. Back for a second year is Edinburgh is Funny's 'Behind the Fringe' series. More photos will be added each day this week (all photos by Nick Collett.)
Edinburgh is Funny, 23rd August 2011
One way of looking at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is as a giant comedy trade show. So how should I sell my product - an hour of jokes?
Written by Colm O'Regan. BBC News, 23rd August 2011
On the eve of the release of the nominations for the coveted Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, our critic Julian Hall chooses his favourites.
Written by Julian Hall. The Independent, 23rd August 2011
Reviews of John Osborne, Dregs, Josh Howie, Henry Paker, Tim Vine's Chat Show, Shlomo's Mouthtronica, Isy Suttie and more.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Evening Standard, 22nd August 2011
As the Fringe draws to a close its buzz is reaching a feverish pitch and despite the climate, actual and economic, shows are selling well and the shortlisting activity for the Foster's Comedy Awards is adding an extra frisson to the fray.
Written by Julian Hall. The Stage, 22nd August 2011
Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue bosses have warned that the technical demands of events surrounding next summer's London Olympics could drain available technical staff away from the Scottish capital.
Written by Thom Dibdin. The Stage, 22nd August 2011
Tommy Sheppard, director of the Stand Comedy Club, has retained his seat on the board of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, ousting fellow sitting member Charlie Wood of the Underbelly and beating PBH Free Fringe candidate Nicola Bolsover.
Written by Thom Dibdin. The Stage, 22nd August 2011
With thousands of shows at the fringe it's hard to know where to start. Should you follow the recommendations of performers, your pals or just go it alone?
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 22nd August 2011
Comedy and food mix in different ways at the Edinburgh Fringe, most of the time they come into contact is when salt 'n' sauce is splattered on your quick bite to eat. But what happens when you take some of the cream of the performing arts and put them into Edinburgh's own version of Hell's Kitchen?
Such Small Portions, 22nd August 2011
EiF blogger Ian Smith pays tribute to his favourite audience member of the Fringe.
Written by Ian Smith. Edinburgh is Funny, 21st August 2011
First off, are most comedy groups white, middle class twenty/early thirty-somethings?
Written by Steve Roe. What's On Stage, 21st August 2011
As the Comedy Award panel considers its Fringe comedy nominations, Sam Simmons will be messing with their minds...
Written by Hugh Montgomery. The Independent on Sunday, 21st August 2011
The new wave at the Fringe don't hide where their best lines came from.
Written by Veronica Lee. The Independent on Sunday, 21st August 2011
From Andrew Maxwell and Sarah Millican to Russell Kane and Meryl O'Rourke, Stephanie Merritt reviews the best of this year's Edinburgh comedy.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Observer, 21st August 2011
The apocryphal story has a dying actor surrounded by his friends. "What is it like to die?" they ask. "It's hard," he replies, "but comedy's harder."
Written by David Lister. The Independent, 20th August 2011
Simon Munnery, Hannibal Montanabal and Tom Rosenthal
Written by James Kettle. The Guardian, 20th August 2011
Comedienne Roisin Conaty is performing her new show, Destiny's Dickhead, at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she talks about fate and how she fell onto the comedy path.
STV, 19th August 2011
From David Cameron's government to bull-dykes, Mark Monahan's favourite jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.
Written by Mark Monahan. The Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2011
From five star stand-up to three star sketch shows, here are all our critics reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe 2011.
The Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2011
Showbiz couple, the former MP Neil Hamilton and his wife Christine, say they love the Edinburgh Fringe becuase it keeps them young.
The Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2011
Comics cross the line into real life-coaching with tips for gents on undoing bra straps and advice for ladies on keeping their hats on.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 19th August 2011
Co-hosted by Joe Simmons (Butch of Topping and Butch fame) and Lorraine Chase, Britains's best loved cockney gal, online chat show Edinburgh Tonight airs on Edinburgh-Festivals.com throughout August.
Edinburgh Festivals, 19th August 2011
Festival fans will this year be able to sample comedy on the go with downloadable audio tour.
Written by Clare Carswell. STV, 19th August 2011
We're halfway through the Edinburgh Fringe, which is more than enough time for comedians to have won over some hearts and minds. So who's getting the all-important five-star reviews?
Such Small Portions, 19th August 2011
This August each of the three members of the ThreeWeeks Editors' Award winning sketch comedy group The Penny Dreadfuls have brought a solo show to the Fringe. Now operating apart, but with a combined knowledge of the Festival City that could fill, well, at least one page of a newspaper, we asked them each to submit a mini-guide to Edinburgh.
Written by David Reed, Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck. Three Weeks, 19th August 2011
Guest Editor Andrew Maxwell interviews - well, more gossips with, really - Fringe legend Glenn Wool.
Written by Andrew Maxwell. Three Weeks, 19th August 2011
ThreeWeeks guest editor Andrew Maxwell talks to Sammy J about working in comedy, the benefits of Edinburgh, and a foul-mouthed purple puppet.
Written by Andrew Maxwell. Three Weeks, 19th August 2011
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the undisputed king of the UK comedy calendar, but skyrocketing costs are forcing many comedians to consider alternative ways of making it big. Sarah Kendell investigates.
Written by Sarah Kendell. Spoonfed, 18th August 2011
Whether it's stripping off or throwing bread, sometimes the only way to respond to an interactive show is to embrace the silliness.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 18th August 2011
The comics from New Zealand and Canada interview each other.
Written by Sam Wills and Tom Stade. The Skinny, 18th August 2011
Comedians are finding humour in some surprisingly dark subjects at this year's Fringe. Susan Mansfield investigates...
Written by Susan Mansfield. Edinburgh Festivals, 18th August 2011
Here Rosie Wilby reveals what life is like on the other side of the microphone when all she is wondering is, 'What else can go wrong?'
Written by Rosie Wilby. The Scotsman, 17th August 2011
Magic acts are reinventing the genre with show-and-tells, Facebook mind-reading and a 'young Jack Dee in a dragon suit'.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 17th August 2011
Brian Logan explores different types of improvisation on the Edinburgh fringe, and takes a Chaucerian workshop with the 'hard bardic' group The School of Night. He meets the Phill Jupitus Quarett and finds improv breaking out of its Whose Line is it Anyway? box: taking suggestions from the audience, channelling the spirits of Sylvia Plath or Chaucer - and even daring, sometimes, not to be funny.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 17th August 2011
According to a news story in The Scotsman, some venue bosses in Edinburgh jokingly referred to yesterday - the second Tuesday of the fringe - as "suicide Tuesday", since its one of the toughest mid-week days to bring in audiences.
Written by Mark Shenton. The Stage, 17th August 2011
What with the heckling, non-sequiturs and scatological glee, a roomful of over-excited kids is more like a group of drunk adults.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 16th August 2011
The Edinburgh Fringe isn't just a festival - it's the world's largest careers fair.
Written by David Quantick. The Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2011
Go to any amateur comedy night next month and you'll almost certainly hear the following phrase: "When I was in Edinburgh recently..."
Written by Paul Vale. The Huffington Post, 15th August 2011
The Edinburgh Fringe festival has kicked off and it's being dominated by comedy as a host of rising stars try to break into the big time.
Written by Mark Jefferies. The Daily Mirror, 15th August 2011
The latest despatch by LiF regular blogger Ian Smith, in which he fulfils a life-long ambition and forces people to eat lemon.
Written by Ian Smith. Edinburgh is Funny, 14th August 2011
North stars of the stage are taking Edinburgh by storm with their antics at the popular festival.
Written by Sarah Scott. The Sunday Sun, 14th August 2011
The challenging humour of W Kamau Bell will be this festival's slow-burner, while fellow comedians find the funny side of romance, anatomy and food.
Written by Hugh Montgomery. The Independent on Sunday, 14th August 2011
From Humphrey Ker and The Pajama Men to Vikki Stone and Tim Key, Stephanie Merritt reviews the best of this year's Edinburgh comedy.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Observer, 14th August 2011
The business of comedy has never been healthier, according to some of Scotland's leading industry figures.
BBC News, 13th August 2011
Nick Helm, Todd Barry and Hot Tub.
Written by James Kettle. The Guardian, 13th August 2011
"Human beings are full of love, and every one of you is utterly beautiful." The last words, of the last show, of my 12-show Edinburgh day.
Written by Tommy Holgate. The Sun, 12th August 2011
In a remarkable crumbling of the old order, some of the Fringe's biggest sketch show successes are coming alone to this year's Fringe. Brian Donaldson catches up with performers blazing a new comedic trail for themselves.
Written by Brian Donaldson. Fest Magazine, 12th August 2011
When it covers anything from standup to striptease, isn't it time the Edinburgh Comedy awards introduced some categories?
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 12th August 2011
On a rather wet football pitch yesterday, ten people with the gift of the gab fought for the honour of the Capital FM Challenge Cup at the Lucozade Powerleague in Portobello.
The Drum, 12th August 2011
The first winners of this year's prestigious Fringe First Awards, celebrating high-quality new drama at the Edinburgh Festival, have been announced by The Scotsman newspaper today (12 August 2011).
Written by Terri Paddock. What's On Stage, 12th August 2011
Skinny Comedy editor Lizzie Cass-Maran tells us why we'll be leaving the one-star shows alone this year.
Written by Lizzie Cass-Maran. The Skinny, 12th August 2011
Waverley Care, Scotland's leading HIV charity, are encouraging Fringe-goers to share a joke via Twitter this Festival, with the chance to win £100 of Amazon vouchers if theirs is the best, in the eyes of judge Ryan Taylor, comedy programmer at The Pleasance.
Three Weeks, 12th August 2011
Fringe performers are having to constantly rewrite shows to reflect tensions caused by the riots in England.
Written by Brian Ferguson. Edinburgh Festivals, 12th August 2011
Following a week of unrest in various cities south of the border, the company behind sketch show 'Cab Fare For The Common Man' at theSpace are organising a secret - so don't tell anyone - flashmob-style event on the Royal Mile on Friday afternoon with the aim of doing something much more positive.
Three Weeks, 12th August 2011
Stand-up Lloyd Langford has come to the Fringe this year armed with facts. Lots of them. Though some were gleaned from a book credited to a certain Michael Caine. Lloyd steps up to the ThreeWeeks platform to share some of those facts with you now.
Three Weeks, 12th August 2011
Topicality is the lifeblood of comedy at Edinburgh Festival, so more stand-ups should be including the riots in their material, says Mark Monahan.
Written by Mark Monahan. The Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2011
The acts talk about performing at the Fringe for the first time.
Written by The Two Wrongies and Asher Treleaven. The Scotsman, 11th August 2011
We enjoy the comedy of failure and self-deprecation - so find it hard to believe attractive comics could share our insecurities.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Guardian, 11th August 2011
Doug Stanhope talks to Metro about the difference between UK and US audiences, how it felt to get booed at the Reading and Leeds festivals and why he's decided to give the Edinburgh Fringe Festival a miss.
Written by Andrew Williams. Metro, 11th August 2011
A list of the ten comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival which picked up the best press reviews. Read
Adrienne Truscott and Barry Ferns have won the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards for their unique actions. Read
See paper models of the seven contenders for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013. Read
Has anyone seen a coach? The driver from Go Northern is anxiously still looking for his vehicle... Read
A team of comedians from PBH shows lost out to the 'Rest of the Fest' in a charity football match. Read
A big crowd turned out for a LGBT gig organised by Mark Thomas outside the Russian Federation. Read
Demi Lardner and Edd Hedges have jointly won the 'So You Think You're Funny?' new act competition. Read
BCG takes a look at five musical acts that have been impressing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Read
Nick Helm talks about using Edinburgh as a tool for comedy progression, and discusses his sitcom plans. Read
Former millionaire Uncle Henry kindly explains how you can do the Edinburgh Fringe on a tiny budget: Read
Ellis & Rose have won an award after they faked an attack. Here's a video of them creating the black eye: Read
Bec Hill got a big shock when her boyfriend stopped her gig to propose to her. Here is her story: Read
Steven Moffat and Terry Pratchett are amongst the guests taking part in AdLib, a new improv format. Read
The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh has announced record sales for its Edinburgh Fringe shows. Read
Here's the top 10 one-liners from the Edinburgh Festival. Rob Auton has won the UKTV Dave competition. Read
This Thursday, Sarah Millican will help judge the final of the Foster's So You Think You're Funny? competition. Read
Mark Thomas is organising a free comedy gig on Thursday outside Russia's Consulate General. Read
The Edinburgh Fringe show Red Bastard has divided critics to the extent it has achieved a 'rainbow of stars'. Read
Stand-up comicYianni has set himself a big challenge. In this article he talks about the idea of failure. Read
Si Hawkins talks about some of the shows he saw at the festival this year, including Bridget Christie. Read
Al Lubel and Danny Ward have been named the winners of the Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2013. Read
An interview with Steve McNeil from the double-act McNeil & Pamphilon. He's got various Fringe projects. Read
Joz Norris has come up with a unique way of trying to get critics to come and see his show... a duel. Read
An interview with double act Peacock & Gamble. They talk about their 2013 Edinburgh show and more. Read
We chat to Nicholas Parsons about the appeal of the Edinburgh Fringe. Why does he keep coming back? Read
Sketch group Late Night Gimp Fight offer up five tips for not losing your mind at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read
An interview with Tony Law, the surreal stand-up comedian who is once again pleasing crowds at The Stand. Read
The football match in which comedians take on a team of critics was this year won by the comics, 3-1. Read
The group performing the comic play Death Ship 666! explain the benefits of performing a morning show. Read
Pierre Novellie was named the winner of the 2013 Amused Moose Laugh Off stand-up competition. Read
A video in which comedians including Al Murray and Russell Kane share the first joke they ever told. Watch
Gareth Morinan explains his ingenious plan to save money and get himself noticed in the programme. Read
Richard Herring has come up with an alternative marketing idea instead of using posters - a free DVD. Read
The Edinburgh Fringe can be a delight for tourists, but do the locals support the arts festival taking over? Read
Marcus Brigstocke has injured his leg whilst performing a dance routine in his Edinburgh Fringe show. Read
Tim Vine and Ardal O'Hanlon are preparing their teams to take part in The Wrestling II show. Watch
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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
We've polled our readers to try and predict who will win at The British Comedy Awards on Thursday. 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
BBC One has commissioned Stan And Ollie, a comedy drama about Laurel & Hardy's 1953 tour of the UK. Read
BBC One has today confirmed the commission of a third series of hit studio sitcom, Citizen Khan Read
After our Big Comedy Conference, we take a look at some books from the esteemed list of speakers. Read
The League of Gentlemen performed live sketches together last night as part of a star-studded gig. Read
Comedy legend-studded sitcom Grey Mates has been commissioned for a full series on BBC One. Read
Tim Minchin and Kayvan Novak will star in a BBC sitcom pilot, 88 Keys, about a "loudmouth cocktail pianist". Read
Who will be the King Or Queen Of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards 2013? A look at the nominees. Read
An interview with the creators behind Death Ship 666!, the hit disaster parody play now in the West End. Read
Glaswegian stand-up Arnold Brown is aiming to make a semi-fictionalised film of his life via crowdfunding. Read
New regional TV channel London Live has announced further details of its original comedy commissions. Read
Comedy Central has ordered a third new studio sitcom pilot, called Operation Slut. Read
Vote for Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack or Sarah Millican. Read
Christmas specials from David Jason, John Bishop, Catherine Tate, David Walliams and many more. Read
Michelle Gomez will star as an agony aunt in one of the six pilots from new company Wildseed Studios. Read
The new series of ITV sitcom Benidorm starts in early 2014. There's a new family to meet. More details: Read
Simon Pegg chats to Richard Herring about topics like Star Trek, and what Tom Cruise is really like. Listen
As comedy group Monty Python seem set to reform, we look back at some of Flying Circus's best sketches. View
Micky Flanagan has written a sitcom pilot based on his real life. A pilot will be filmed early next year. Read
Michael Palin and Terry Jones have filmed scenes for the The Complete And Utter History Of Britain DVD. Read
Catherine Tate filmed this sketch for last night's Children In Need. Nan is having a stay in Holby City. Watch
Watch Harry Hill's version of the classic 1980s music video Take On Me, filmed for Children In Need 2013. Watch
Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman star in Cuban Fury, a new comedy movie. Trailer here: Watch
Sarah Solemani and Kerry Howard introduce the final series of Him & Her, which is set at a wedding. Read
Jessica Knappett, the writer and star of E4 sitcom Drifters, talks to BCG at the midway point of her show. Read
Writer John Finnemore has revealed that he is ending his hit Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure. Read
The Fast Show stars are to reunite for a Radio 4 interview. The show's 20th birthday is next year. Read
Richard Herring interviews Ross Noble. It's an epic length show, but contains lots of interest. Wizard? Listen
Channel 5 TV programme The Gadget Show are to film a performance by a robotic stand-up comedian. Read
Ant & Dec are set to star in This Is Us, a studio based sitcom pilot for ITV loosely based on their lives. Read
Fast Show star Charlie Higson talks about his role in the new storytelling series for adults, Crackanory. Read
Ben Elton, the co-writer of Blackadder, has hinted that the hit sitcom is not finished and could return. Read
Bad Education, the hit BBC3 sitcom, is to be re-made in America with Jack Whitehall still as the star. Read
The creators of Yonderland (aka the Horrible Histories cast) talk about their new family-friendly Sky series. Read
Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Man Down, its new sitcom created by Greg Davies. Read
Hal Cruttenden has been a stand-up circuit stalwart for years, but is now getting a TV profile too. Read
Harry Hill has devised and filmed a spoof of A-Ha's 1985 music video, Take On Me, for Children In Need. Read
Richard Herring chats to Dara O Briain about aeroplanes, rivers, time travel, geese, bigfoot and more. Listen
Comedy Central is to pilot a 'high-paced and raucous' new studio audience sitcom called Medics. News
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe will return for a six part series in early 2014, plus a round-up of 2013 too. Read
Anarchic TV show The Revolution Will Be Televised managed to get up close with the Prime Minister for a prank. Watch
See the footage of Huey Morgan getting in a huff on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He kills a mug. Watch
Are you a fan of Fresh Meat? If so, you'll like this extra - it's a Dry Slope Skiing Society advert from JP. Watch
Ahead of Fresh Meat Series 3, writer-creator Sam Bain talks univeristy and the show's creative process. Read
The creators of the unique puppet sketch show pilot Fuzzbox explain how they made the show. Read
The second series of Derek, the comedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais, is now being filmed. Read
Watch Licenced To Drill here. It's a 1984 'episode' of Only Fools & Horses that was never shown on TV. Watch
Catherine Tate has filmed a Nan-based sketch for Children In Need 2013, which is set in Holby Hospital. Read
The new Channel 4 Comedy Blaps series. It's silly fun, as a board meeting works out what to do about a fire. Watch
Filming has started on the third series of the award-winning BBC sitcom Rev. There's more details here: Read
We talk to new SUFTW regulars Angela Barnes, Simon Evans and Romesh Ranganathan about comedy. Read
Here's a selection of British comedy videos with a Halloween theme. Horror & comedy work well together. Watch
John Bishop is amongst the headliners set to appear at the Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria in 2014. Read
The deadline for acts to enter The Musical Comedy Awards 2014 is the 15th December. More info: Read
Borat and Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly working on a new film about a football thug. Read
Listen to Miles Jupp talking to Richard Herring about Balamory, Harry Potter, tea tasting and fly fishing. Listen
Charlie Baker's live show which mixes stand-up and singing has turned into a big hit. Here's an interview. Read
Find out more about Sky1's big new fantasy comedy series Yonderland by taking a look at our gallery. View
Fans of Doc Martin will enjoy this set report detailing how the final episode of the series was filmed. Read
Bobby Mair has written us a blog post on the topic of 'what is shocking?'. See his un-expected answer. Read
Interviews. Greg Davies and Rik Mayall talk about Man Down, the new Channel 4 sitcom they star in. Read
Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart will star in BBC special Gangsta Granny. Read
Details on the second series of Blandings. It includes the news that Tim Vine joining the show. Read
A brand new eleventh series of cult-hit sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf is now in development for UKTV's Dave. Read
Stand-up comedian, writer and actor Felix Dexter has died following a battle with bone marrow cancer. Read
An interview with Lewis Macleod, one of the UK's top voiceover artists and impressionists. Funny guy. Read
Character comedian Jamie Demetriou talks about being part of 'The New Wave' live comedy tour. Read
We talk to Matt Berry about Toast Of London, his Channel 4 sitcom about a distinctly average actor. Read
BBC sitcom Still Game is set to return as a stage show starring creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill. Read
If you're hoping to make a career in comedy, giving up the day job is one of the most difficult decisions. Advice
Stand-up comic Joe Lycett talks about dying on a plane (in a comedy gig sense), and other topics too. Read
Miranda Hart is releasing a fitness DVD called Maracattack. The DVD will also feature comedy sketches. Read
Things don't always go smoothly on Mock The Week. Here is a selection of outtakes from the last series. Watch
Steve Hughes talks about not having had a home since 2009, music versus comedy, and other topics. Read
BBC Three is developing a new weekly studio-based comedy show featuring topical sketches and more. Read
BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo is to be re-made in America. The NBC network has ordered a pilot episode. Read
A video looking behind-the-scenes on David Mitchell and Robert Webb's BBC comedy drama, Ambassadors. Watch
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunite to talk The Meaning of Life. Watch
We're continuing to announce more speakers for 30th November's Big Comedy Conference. Details
Andy Parsons is off on tour. He talks to BCG about politics, preparing for panel shows and more. Read
David Mitchell talks about his quotes-based Channel 4 panel show, why he is working hard, and more. Read
Rising stand-up star Pat Cahill talks about comedy and Still Reeling, his new Comedy Blaps mini-sitcom. Read
The League of Gentlemen are to reunite for a star-studded charity comedy gig in December. Read
James Acaster is off on tour with his stand-up show Lawnmower. Here is a brief interview with the comic. Read
Rhod Gilbert is to host Delete Delete Delete!, a chat show looking at guests' web browsing history... Read
Cilla Black and Paul O'Grady will star in new sitcom Led Astray, from the creators of Birds Of A Feather. Read
New local TV channel London Live will show All About The McKenzies, a sitcom which started on YouTube. Read
A day of lively talks and workshops from BCG. We aim to help you get a career in the comedy industry. Read
The Wrong Mans' first episode has become BBC Two's most-watched comedy of 2013 to date. Read