Edinburgh Fringe - Press Clippings
Here is a collection of the last 80 external press items that are related to comedy shows at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival...
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 comedy shows which got the best reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012. Read
The Rubberbandits, Stuart Goldsmith and Trevor Noah are the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012. Read
Aisling Bea has been named the winner of this year's So You Think You're Funny? stand-up competition. Read
Anna Lowman gives her thoughts on the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012: Read
To celebrate the Edinburgh Festival, Mark Steel visits the city's infamous suburb - Leith. See the show: Watch
Podcast in which Mat Ricardo talks to three Edinburgh Fringe acts who started as street performers. Listen
Tim FitzHigham discusses 'gonzo journalism comedy' and how story-led shows risk having no ending. Read
The organisers of late night gig Spank! has been recording some of the shows. See the videos here. Watch
An interview with comedy blues band Jonny and the Baptists. They talk about the 'song a day' project. Read
A quick round-up of reviews. Elis James, James Dowdeswell, The Temps, Dan Wright, Set List. Read
The nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 have been announced. See the full list: Read
In his latest Fringe podcast, Richard Herring talks to Michael Legge. With stand-up from Jarlath Regan. Listen
Big Cook, Little Cook star Dan Wright talks about how he used to be obsessed with Michael Jackson. Read
The shortlist for the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012. Read how 'Heart attacks' almost got nominated. Read
The funniest jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. This year's winner is Stewart Francis. Read
Nine up-and-coming comedians are preparing for the So You Think You're Funny? 2012 grand final. Read
Interview with Sam Fletcher, who has a very unique way of getting audiences to come to his Fringe show. Read
A special episode of the political panel show podcast, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Listen
Alexis Dubus, who performs as Marcel Lucont, has won the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2012. Read
Some video clips from the BBC's eight hour live red button broadcast from the Edinburgh Fringe. Watch
We sent Michael Park to sit down with three sixths of the purveyors of sketch tragedy Casual Violence. Read
Felicity Ward starts off writing an article about her Fringe experience, but ends up writing about writing. Read
Interview with songwriter and comedian Lara A King who brings her show and a 1976 VW to Edinburgh. Read
An in-depth interview with Nick Helm. He talks about his Edinburgh show, his recent TV work and more. Read
Mat Ricardo interviews comedy reviewer Kate Copstick, then talks to professor Richard Wiseman. Listen
It's official:this year's Edinburgh Fringe is suffering from lower ticket sales compared to last year. Read
Promoter Harry Deansway argues that the BBC's presence at the Edinburgh Fringe is a negative thing. Read
Joel Dommett talks us through the importance of having a nap whilst you're at the Fringe festival. Read
Sketch duo Totally Tom suggest 10 things you should consider doing at the Edinburgh Festival. Read
Comedy group The Noise Next Door are completing a 24 hour improv challenge around Edinburgh. Read
Alex Horne is back at the Edinburgh Fringe presenting The Horne Section. He answers a few questions. Read
A chat with double-act Bob & Jim. They talk about their Edinburgh show, their double-act dynamic, and more. Read
Richard Herring offers his thoughts on the subject of smaller audiences at this year's Fringe festival. Read
Australian comics Michael Workman and Tommy Little blog about their time at the Edinburgh Festival. Read
A video in which some of the comedy acts at the Fringe reveal their pre-show rituals and superstitions. Watch
In Edinburgh? Play our game by locating the rare posters with the faces of Nick Doody and Ben Target. Read
Hot Dub Time Machine DJ Tom Loud blogs about the opening night of the time travelling dance party. Read
Chris Martin offers up a guide to stuff to nick to make living easier whilst you're at the festival. Read
Marcus Brigstocke & Mitch Benn are amongst those singing in Jonny & the Baptists's NHS thanks video. Watch
An entertaining festival diary from double-act Trodd en Bratt focusing on the issue of height. Read
An interview with Jeff Leach, whose status has changed from 'sex addict' to 'in a relationship'. Read
Harry Hill is putting on a free art exhibition in Edinburgh to showcase his unique paintings. Read
Want to see top acts at the Edinburgh Festival without paying top prices? This free daily gig is the answer. Read
Double-act Mace & Burton are the first act to use Augmented Reality flyer technology at the festival. Read
Anna Lowman talks to some of the comedians putting on second shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Read
Clever Peter star Ed Eales-White talks about bringing his solo show Champions to the festival. Read
A video in which the a cappella comedy group sing about some of the negatives of the festival. Watch
Markus Birdman has come up with a unique way of promoting his 2012 Edinburgh Fringe show... Read
Dave Cohen chats about bringing Songs In A Flat to the Edinburgh Fringe, and his future plans. Read
A video featuring an interview with The Boy With Tape On His Face... hear him speak for the first time. Watch
Elsewhere on BCG
Did you used to read the Mr Men books? If so, do you remember the adventures of bad Mr Nazi? Watch
A BBC Comedy sketch. Ever been on a bad date? Ever dated a dog? This committed Christian has... Watch
A video featuring every utterance of the word 'drink' in Father Ted. Try and keep count - it's hard! Watch
Celebrated writing duo Ray Galton and Alan Simpson are to be honoured with a blue plaque unveiling in June. Read
Actor Paul Shane, best remembered for his lead role in sitcom Hi-De-Hi!, has died at the age of 72. Read
A video of the cast of The Look Of Love, including star Steve Coogan, talking about the new Soho-set film. Watch
Billy Connolly and Ben Miller are amongst the cast for the new film by the writers of Outnumbered. Read
A second series of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls is now being filmed. Find out what is in store here: Read
Unique performance comedian Jessie Cave provides a guide to how to host a book club. Well, sort of. Read
Lee Evans has announced Monsters, a 51 date arena tour which will kick off in August 2014. More info here: Read
Channel 4 has commissioned No Offence, a Victorian police comedy from Shameless creator Paul Abbott. Read
More information on the 3rd series of Channel 4's uni comedy Fresh Meat, which begins filming in June. Read
Ricky Gervais is launching a series of guitar tutorials on YouTube as David Brent. Here's a teaser: Watch
Watson & Oliver have a last minute song entry for the Eurovision song contest. Here's the video: Watch
The cast of Horrible Histories are going to star in Bill, a new comedy film about William Shakespeare. Read
Ricky Gervais is creating a series of online videos for YouTube called Learn Guitar With David Brent. Read
Dawson Bros. Funtime, the BBC Three sketch show pilot, is now up for an international award. Read
Craig Campbell's new stand-up show is being released on iTunes. Find out more and see a preview clip. Read
America's FOX has commissioned a full series remake of Ruth Jones and James Corden's Gavin & Stacey. Read
An interview with Eric Chappell. He talks about creating Rising Damp, and the new stage adaptation. Read
A fast-paced animated online sketch show series featuring surreal elements and a host of characters. Watch
The Harry Hill Movie is coming later this year. Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent are amongst the actors. Read
Filming has started on the third series of Sky1 comedy drama Stella. Patrick Baladi is joining the cast. Read
Lee Mack is writing a British remake of hit US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Catherine Tate will co-star. Read
The IT Crowd one-off special, which will wrap up the sitcom, is set to be filmed in a few weeks' time. Read
The trailer for The World's End, the much anticipated new film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Watch
On his 100th birthday, biographer Robert Ross reflects on the legacy of comedy legend Sid James. Read
Interviews with Josh Weinstein, Emma Kennedy and Doc Brown, from CBBC comedy Strange Hill High. Read
A Richard Herring podcast special recorded at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival. With guests Pappy's. Listen
Paul Kerensa's book is about stand-up and religion. Here he imagines God in the audience of a gig: Read
Channel 4 is poised to commission a third series of Jewish family sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read
Channel 4 has commissioned a 2nd series of The Mimic, the sitcom starring Terry Mynott as Martin Hurdle. Read
Sky Living has ordered a comedy called Give Out Girls, a sitcom about the world of street promotions. Read
Paul Merton is writing his memoirs. The currently un-titled autobiography will be in shops in September. Read
Check out The Chaos, a new online sitcom about a prog-rock band involved in a murder. Watch
ITV has reportedly axed Great Night Out, its comedy drama about four lads living in Stockport. Read
Plans for another Inbetweeners film in 2014 are underway... but the plot is still currently unknown. Read
A peak of almost 6 million people tuned in to see the first new sitcoms on ITV since 2008 this week. Details
Comedy Central has ordered more from The Alternative Comedy Experience, Stewart Lee's stand-up show. Read
Marcel Lucont - the 'French' stand-up comedian - tells us a few home truths about our country. Interview
An interview with US comedian Eddie Pepitone, who is performing a three week run in London. Read
BBC Three has ordered eight new comedy pilots to be published on the iPlayer platform. Read
Pirate radio station mockumentary People Just Do Nothing has been given a four-part series by BBC 3. Read
BBC Three has ordered a series of Nick Helm sitcom Uncle, piloted in 2012 by Channel 4. Read
Him & Her Series 4, set during Laura & Paul's wedding, will be the BBC Three sitcom's finale. Read
Interviews with Nick Grimshaw, Rickie & Melvin and Rochelle Humes from BBC3's Sweat The Small Stuff. Read
A look at some classic characters and how they dealt with the issue of long-term unemployment. Read
BBC Three sitcom Pramface has reportedly been renewed and will return for Series 3 in 2014. Read
Fancy writing a play? Futurespark, a Luton-based festival, is looking for 10 minutes plays to perform. Read
BBC One is to film a version of Gangsta Granny, the popular children's story written by David Walliams. Read
Rob Brydon has confirmed a second series of BBC comedy The Trip is to be filmed... in Italy. Read
BBC Two has ordered a full series of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's studio sitcom House Of Fools. Read
A detailed guide to new ITV sitcom The Job Lot, including interviews with the principle cast members. Read
Aardman Animations have confirmed they are working on a Shaun The Sheep film, to be released in 2015. Read
Interviews with the cast of new ITV sitcom Vicious, including Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi. Read
BBC Three has given Bluestone 42, its comedy about an army bomb disposal unit, a second series. Read
A topical podcast written by up-and-coming writers and recorded in front of a live audience. It's sharp. Listen
Latitude Festival, which takes place in Suffolk in July, has announced a huge line-up of 60+ comedians. Read
David Mitchell, Lauren Laverne and Jimmy Carr talk about presenting the topical show 10 O'Clock Live. Read
Russell Howard is apparently co-writing a film about 'a man who falls in love with his family again'. Read
A clip from Simon Munnery's unique Fylm Makker DVD. He doesn't appear on stage, but uses a camera. Watch
Big Brother star Brian Belo is co-writing and will star in a comedy drama pilot called Team Panache. Read
Al Murray talks in-depth about his early career in this Mat Ricardo's London Varieties podcast from April. Listen
Jody Latham talks about returning to Shameless to take on the role of Lip again for the final series. Read
Cassetteboy have edited together footage to make it sound like Jeremy Kyle says some dirty things. Watch
Another charming animation from the Simon's Cat series. This time the feline discovers what TV is about. Watch
Hugh Dennis is to host the pilot of Blow A Billion, a new comedy format being made for channel Dave. Read
Marcus Brigstocke has been given his own BBC Radio 4 stand-up series. It will be called The Brig Society. Read
Mrs Brown's Family Handbook, an illustrated hardback book, is to be released this autumn. Read
The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank. Here's some info on the comedy you can see: Read
Find out which characters will be back for the new sixth series of hit ITV holiday-based show Benidorm. Read
A clip of Steve Coogan appearing in The Look Of Love, the new film based around the soho clubs. Watch
With The News Quiz now on Series 80, here's an interesting video talking about how it was created. Watch
Sky has commissioned a 14-part series of Duck Quacks Don't Echo, a new series hosted by Lee Mack. Read
Alan Carr has signed a new Channel 4 deal for £4 million. He'll do Chatty Man, and make a sitcom pilot. Read
Have you discovered Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast yet? It's up for a Sony Award! Listen
A video featuring every utterance of the word 'feck' in Father Ted. Three minutes of rudeness. Read
Doc Martin will soon be in book format too, with two novelisations due in shops later this year... Read
A promotional video clip to promote Nick Grimshaw's new BBC3 comedy show, Sweat The Small Stuff. Watch
A study by us has shown that Last Of The Summer Wine was repeated 483 times so far this year. Read
Fancy getting your script seen by top TV executives? The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum is now open. Read
Lee Mack has confirmed that Not Going Out will return for a seventh series, and two Christmas specials. Read
Double act Hill & Weedon have been named the winners of the 2013 Musical Comedy Awards. Read
Frankie Boyle's Rehabilitation Programme, the 2011 pilot that never made it to TV, is now on the internet. Watch
Sarah Solemani talks about writing and starring in Aphrodite Fry, including having to film a nude scene. Read
An interview with Rufus Hound. He talks about his role in the hit stage show 'One Man, Two Guvnors'. Read
An interview with writer and performer Richard Marsh, who has a new show on Radio 4 called Love And Sweets. Read
The line-up for Radio 4's Sketchorama has been revealed. Sketch group Absolutely will reform for it. Read
Cast details have been revealed for David Walliams's new sitcom, Big School. It's an impressive list. Read
An interview with Middlesbrough's own master of the mystic arts... and a funny man too, Pete Firman. Read
Musical group Barbershopera get TLC's lyrics mixed up and end up singing about Cub Scouts instead. Watch
Sketch group Four Screws Loose have made this music video about the low cost clothing store Primark. Watch
Alexei Sayle, talks about various topics, including his first-ever stand-up gig in London in 1979. Watch
Matt Lucas is going to star in a new silent comedy series on BBC One in 2014 called Pompidou. Read
Peter Kay is joining the BBC for his next sitcom, Car Share - which will on iPlayer before BBC One. Read
Shane Allen, the BBC's new comedy commissioner, has outlined some of his aims at the BBC's output. Read
A BBC Comedy sketch. Let Carl Donnelly teach you and your friends to be kings of the dance floor. Watch
Nick Frost will take the lead role in Mr Sloane, a new Sky Atlantic comedy series set in the 1960s. Read