Edinburgh Fringe 2011 Comedy Reviews and Listings

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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

Coming soon to BBC Radio Scotland is Christopher Brookmyre's Comedy Bookcase.

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

2013 Features

Top 10 best Edinburgh shows

Top 10 best Edinburgh shows

A list of the ten comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival which picked up the best press reviews. Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2013

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2013

Adrienne Truscott and Barry Ferns have won the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards for their unique actions. Read

Nominees as paper people

Nominees as paper people

See paper models of the seven contenders for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013. Read

Has anyone seen a coach?

Has anyone seen a coach?

Has anyone seen a coach? The driver from Go Northern is anxiously still looking for his vehicle... Read

PBH Free Fringe football

PBH Free Fringe football

A team of comedians from PBH shows lost out to the 'Rest of the Fest' in a charity football match. Read

Russian LGBT gig videos

Russian LGBT gig videos

A big crowd turned out for a LGBT gig organised by Mark Thomas outside the Russian Federation. Read

So You Think You're Funny?

So You Think You're Funny?

Demi Lardner and Edd Hedges have jointly won the 'So You Think You're Funny?' new act competition. Read

Musical Comedy Picks

Musical Comedy Picks

BCG takes a look at five musical acts that have been impressing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Read

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm talks about using Edinburgh as a tool for comedy progression, and discusses his sitcom plans. Read

How To Save Money

How To Save Money

Former millionaire Uncle Henry kindly explains how you can do the Edinburgh Fringe on a tiny budget: Read

Black eye wins award

Black eye wins award

Ellis & Rose have won an award after they faked an attack. Here's a video of them creating the black eye: Read

Bec Hill gets gig proposal

Bec Hill gets gig proposal

Bec Hill got a big shock when her boyfriend stopped her gig to propose to her. Here is her story: Read

Moffat & Pratchett improv

Moffat & Pratchett improv

Steven Moffat and Terry Pratchett are amongst the guests taking part in AdLib, a new improv format. Read

The Stand's record sales

The Stand's record sales

The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh has announced record sales for its Edinburgh Fringe shows. Read

Top 10 Edinburgh jokes

Top 10 Edinburgh jokes

Here's the top 10 one-liners from the Edinburgh Festival. Rob Auton has won the UKTV Dave competition. Read

So You Think You're Funny?

So You Think You're Funny?

This Thursday, Sarah Millican will help judge the final of the Foster's So You Think You're Funny? competition. Read

Mark Thomas LGBT gig

Mark Thomas LGBT gig

Mark Thomas is organising a free comedy gig on Thursday outside Russia's Consulate General. Read

Red Bastard's star rainbow

Red Bastard's star rainbow

The Edinburgh Fringe show Red Bastard has divided critics to the extent it has achieved a 'rainbow of stars'. Read

Yianni - A noble failure?

Yianni - A noble failure?

Stand-up comicYianni has set himself a big challenge. In this article he talks about the idea of failure. Read

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary

Si Hawkins talks about some of the shows he saw at the festival this year, including Bridget Christie. Read

Amused Moose winners

Amused Moose winners

Al Lubel and Danny Ward have been named the winners of the Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2013. Read

Steve McNeil interview

Steve McNeil interview

An interview with Steve McNeil from the double-act McNeil & Pamphilon. He's got various Fringe projects. Read

Comic to duel with critics

Comic to duel with critics

Joz Norris has come up with a unique way of trying to get critics to come and see his show... a duel. Read

Peacock & Gamble interview

Peacock & Gamble interview

An interview with double act Peacock & Gamble. They talk about their 2013 Edinburgh show and more. Read

Nicholas Parsons interview

Nicholas Parsons interview

We chat to Nicholas Parsons about the appeal of the Edinburgh Fringe. Why does he keep coming back? Read

Late Night Gimp Fight tips

Late Night Gimp Fight tips

Sketch group Late Night Gimp Fight offer up five tips for not losing your mind at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read

Tony Law interview

Tony Law interview

An interview with Tony Law, the surreal stand-up comedian who is once again pleasing crowds at The Stand. Read

Comedians win at football

Comedians win at football

The football match in which comedians take on a team of critics was this year won by the comics, 3-1. Read

Why morning shows are good

Why morning shows are good

The group performing the comic play Death Ship 666! explain the benefits of performing a morning show. Read

Pierre Novellie wins award

Pierre Novellie wins award

Pierre Novellie was named the winner of the 2013 Amused Moose Laugh Off stand-up competition. Read

Video: The 1st Jokes

Video: The 1st Jokes

A video in which comedians including Al Murray and Russell Kane share the first joke they ever told. Watch

Gareth Morinan Listingsgate

Gareth Morinan Listingsgate

Gareth Morinan explains his ingenious plan to save money and get himself noticed in the programme. Read

Richard Herring DVD idea

Richard Herring DVD idea

Richard Herring has come up with an alternative marketing idea instead of using posters - a free DVD. Read

What do the locals think?

What do the locals think?

The Edinburgh Fringe can be a delight for tourists, but do the locals support the arts festival taking over? Read

Marcus Brigstocke hurts leg

Marcus Brigstocke hurts leg

Marcus Brigstocke has injured his leg whilst performing a dance routine in his Edinburgh Fringe show. Read

Preview: The Wrestling II

Preview: The Wrestling II

Tim Vine and Ardal O'Hanlon are preparing their teams to take part in The Wrestling II show. Watch

Edinburgh Visitor Guide

Edinburgh Visitor Guide

A guide to the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. What is is, where to stay, how much it costs, stuff like that. Read

Elsewhere on BCG

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

A panel show celebrating BBC Two, and a sketch show pilot called Sniggers With Attitude are amongst our picks. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray has announced a new Pub Landlord UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor: 20 years at the lager top. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read

Underbelly Festival returns

Underbelly Festival returns

The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank until the 13th July. Lots of comedy on offer. Read

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Comedian Doc Brown will be offering free mentorship and career guidance via the Noise Festival website. Info

Jason Manford footy shows

Jason Manford footy shows

Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based specials. Read

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Photos from ITV's new drama focusing on Tommy Cooper. The comic is portrayed by David Threlfall. View

Paul Whitehouse's new show

Paul Whitehouse's new show

BBC Two is to make a four-part comedy series based on Nurse, Paul Whitehouse's Radio 4 show. Read

A Seance For Thatcher

A Seance For Thatcher

'Bile merchant' Nathaniel Tapley has written this to explain why he's doing a Margaret Thatcher seance. Read

History Of Britain on DVD

History Of Britain on DVD

We take a look at the definitive box set of Terry Jones and Michael Palin's historical documentary spoof. Read

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill won at Bath Comedy Festival's 2014 New Act of the Year competition. Read

Bob Larbey interview

Bob Larbey interview

In this interview, top sitcom writer Bob Larbey - who died last week - talks about writing comedy. Read

Steve Best's Snapshots

Steve Best's Snapshots

Check out some of the interesting facts from Steve Best's photo book from the comedy circuit. View

BAFTA Awards nominees

BAFTA Awards nominees

The IT Crowd leads the comedy-related nominations for the 2014 BAFTA TV awards. See the full list here: Read

RIP Bob Larbey

RIP Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey, the prolific sitcom writer and creator of shows including The Good Life, has died aged 79. Read

Greg Davies podcast

Greg Davies podcast

Stand-up comedian and actor Greg Davies is a very funny man indeed. Check out this great interview. Listen

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central is creating a website featuring 'funny videos, lists, quizzes and articles featuring celebs'. Read

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge will return with a feature film sequel, as well as a new series and Coast-like special on Sky. Read

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python have published their brand new music track The Silly Walks Song. See the video here: Watch

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep is coming to the big screen in 2015. Here's the first trailer for the film - it's funny. Watch

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Bridget Christie and John Finnemore are amongst the comedy nominees for the Radio Academy Awards. Read

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye is working on Private Parts, a new sitcom project set in a hotel. Read

Tommy Cooper trailer

Tommy Cooper trailer

The first look at David Threlfall playing Tommy Cooper in the new ITV drama. It's a rather good impression? Watch

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Hear Dawn French appearing as The Vicar Of Dibley, as she delivers Radio 4's Thought For The Day. Listen

CBeebies comedy Boj

CBeebies comedy Boj

Jason Donovan is to provide his voice to Boj, a new animated comedy series for the CBeebies channel. Read

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

The trailer for the Mrs Brown's Boys movie. Agnes has to fight to save her market stall. Out in June. Watch

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart has signed up to star in a big movie. She will appear in a film by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig. Read

Stella is not yet axed

Stella is not yet axed

Sky TV has denied the reports that Ruth Jones' comedy drama Stella will end after the next series. Read

Psychobitches - Series 2

Psychobitches - Series 2

Production is underway on the second series of Psycobitches, the excellent Sky Arts sketch show. Read

Chortle Awards 2014

Chortle Awards 2014

The results of the stand-up related awards run by the website Chortle have been announced. Read

Omid Djalili autobiography

Omid Djalili autobiography

The first volume of actor and stand-up comedian Omid Djalili's autobiography will be published later this year. Read

Keith Lemon's Keyhole 2

Keith Lemon's Keyhole 2

Keith Lemon will go Through The Keyhole again later this year in a second series of the comedy panel show. Read

Hebburn axed by BBC Two

Hebburn axed by BBC Two

BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, starring Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon & Vic Reeves will not return for a third series. Read

Top 5 Monty Python songs

Top 5 Monty Python songs

With a new Monty Python music album on the way, it's a good time to look back at some of their classics. Read

Rev interview

Rev interview

Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman talk about what is in store in the brand new series of BBC2 hit sitcom Rev. Read

David Brent back on TV?

David Brent back on TV?

Ricky Gervais has revealed he is working on an idea to bring David Brent back to television. Read

Watch the new OFAH sketch

Watch the new OFAH sketch

Watch the new Only Fools & Horses sketch filmed for Sport Relief here. Del, Rodney and Beckham: Watch

Robert Llewellyn podcast

Robert Llewellyn podcast

Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn is the guest for the latest episode of Richard Herring's podcast series. Listen

Danny Baker comedy drama

Danny Baker comedy drama

The BBC is working on a comedy drama based on the autobiography of broadcaster Danny Baker. Read

A tribute to Ernie Wise

A tribute to Ernie Wise

We pay tribute to comedy legend Ernie Wise on the 15th anniversary of his death. Read

Johnny Vegas in Benidorm

Johnny Vegas in Benidorm

ITV has ordered a seventh series of its holiday-based sitcom Benidorm with Johnny Vegas back on board. Read

New series for Trollied

New series for Trollied

Sky1 has ordered a fourth series of sitcom Trollied, and announced a partnership with US network FX. Read

PBH Free Fringe troubles

PBH Free Fringe troubles

Peter Buckley Hill, the founder of the PBH Free Fringe operation, has said he will not go to the festival. Read

Javone Prince sketch show

Javone Prince sketch show

PhoneShop star Javone Prince is developing The Javone Prince Show - a comedy show for the BBC. Read

BBC Three's new shows

BBC Three's new shows

BBC Three has announced new comedies 600 Days and Top Coppers, plus re-ordered three sitcoms. Read

New Monty Python album

New Monty Python album

Monty Python Sings (Again) will be a music album featuring a mix of classic and new songs from the group. Read

RTS Award Winners 2014

RTS Award Winners 2014

The winners at The RTS Awards 2014 include Alan Carr, Brendan O'Carroll, The Last Leg and ITV2's Plebs. Read

House Of Fools Series 2

House Of Fools Series 2

House Of Fools, the sitcom series created by Vic & Bob, has been given a second series by BBC Two. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

We caught Mark Thomas in a political mood as he explained his plan to commit acts of 'minor dissent'. Read

Mike Bassett film sequel

Mike Bassett film sequel

Ricky Tomlinson has signed up to star in the sequel to the 2001 comedy film Mike Bassett: England Manager. Read

Harry & Paul to spoof BBC2

Harry & Paul to spoof BBC2

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse will lampoon BBC Two's best known shows in a new comedy special. Read

Lewis Schaffer interview

Lewis Schaffer interview

An interview with London-based American comic Lewis Schaffer. He talks fame and controversy. Read

Ronnie Corbett to retire

Ronnie Corbett to retire

Ronnie Corbett is reportedly retiring from showbusiness following a 'worrying' health scare. Read

Lenny Henry TV sitcom pilot

Lenny Henry TV sitcom pilot

Lenny Henry is currently recording a pilot for a TV version of his radio sitcom Rudy's Rare Records. Read

UKIP v Jonny & The Baptists

UKIP v Jonny & The Baptists

A campaign to try to hinder a comedy tour by anti-UKIP comedians Jonny & The Baptists has backfired. Read

Graham Norton's new book

Graham Norton's new book

Graham Norton is to write his second autobiography. The book is called The Life and Loves of a He Devil. Read

New comedy drama 'Cut'

New comedy drama 'Cut'

Channel 4 has ordered Cut, a comedy drama series about a group of civil servants forced to relocate. Read

RHLSTP with Answer Me This

RHLSTP with Answer Me This

Helen and Olly from Answer Me This! join Richard Herring for the latest episode of his hit podcast. Listen

Hancock's Half Hour is back

Hancock's Half Hour is back

BBC Radio 4 is working on The Missing Hancocks, a series in which in lost episodes are re-recorded. Read

When to end a sitcom?

When to end a sitcom?

Following recent sitcom resurrections, here's an article looking at ending a show at the right time. Read

Andy Parsons on crime

Andy Parsons on crime

Andy Parsons tries to come up with reasons to explain why the crime rates in the UK have now fallen. Read

BBC comedy writing e-book

BBC comedy writing e-book

The BBC has published a free 'Writing For Radio Comedy' ebook to provide advice for working on Radio 4. Read

Only Fools & Horses special

Only Fools & Horses special

David Beckham said he was nervous filming the new OFAH sketch with David Jason & Nicholas Lyndhurst. Read

Classic Comedy Year: 1990

Classic Comedy Year: 1990

A look back at 1990, the year that saw Mrs Thatcher leave No 10, the Buckets and Meldrews appear on TV... Read

Jenny Eclair podcast

Jenny Eclair podcast

Jenny Eclair doesn't hold back. She's frank and funny in this podcast interview with Richard Herring. Listen

Mount Pleasant - Series 4

Mount Pleasant - Series 4

Sky Living has ordered a fourth series of Mount Pleasant, the comedy drama starring Sally Lindsay. Read

The Vicar Of Dibley is back

The Vicar Of Dibley is back

Dawn French is to perform a special Thought For The Day on Radio 4 in character as Geraldine Granger. Read

New Hitchhiker's Guide

New Hitchhiker's Guide

The original cast of sci-fi radio show The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy are to reunite for a new episode. Read

Goodness Gracious Me!

Goodness Gracious Me!

The hit BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me is to be resurrected for a special one off edition. Read

BBC Three may close

BBC Three may close

BBC Three is to stop broadcasting on television, becoming an online-only channel, according to new plans. Read

Frank Skinner interview

Frank Skinner interview

In this big interview, Frank Skinner talks about life, sitcoms, his changing comedy and art, and more. Read

Tim Vine quiz show pilot

Tim Vine quiz show pilot

Tim Vine is to a new comedy quiz show called You Can't Say That!. Contestants must spot the trick questions. Read

Meet the characters in W1A

Meet the characters in W1A

An introduction to the characters who will appear in W1A, the spin-off from hit sitcom Twenty Twelve. Read

Playhouse Presents 2014

Playhouse Presents 2014

Richard Wilson, Jo Brand, Kevin Eldon and Tim Key are amongst the stars for Sky Arts' 2014 drama series. Read

BBC Scotland: Room To Write

BBC Scotland: Room To Write

BBC Scotland has launched a new comedy writing scheme to sign up between 10-20 comedy writers. Read

Marlon Davis: My Comedy 11

Marlon Davis: My Comedy 11

Football fan and stand-up comic Marlon Davis lists a fantasy team comprising of comedians. Read

Series 2 for Crackanory

Series 2 for Crackanory

Channel Dave has ordered a second series of Crackanory, the storytelling programme for adults. Read

The Meaning Of Life podcast

The Meaning Of Life podcast

It's the new chart topping podcast series from Richard Herring, based around life's big questions. Listen

EF Benson's Mapp And Lucia

EF Benson's Mapp And Lucia

Steve Pemberton is to adapt the Mapp And Lucia series of novels for a new BBC One comedy drama. Read

Lenny Henry's new drama

Lenny Henry's new drama

A fictionalised account of Lenny Henry's rise to stardom is to become a BBC One comedy drama. Read

Most gags record attempt

Most gags record attempt

Donald MacLeod, a financial actuary, is going to attempt to beat the most jokes in an hour world record. Read

RHLSTP with Adam Buxton

RHLSTP with Adam Buxton

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is back. In this new episode he chats to Adam Buxton. Listen

Sky orders Stella Series 4

Sky orders Stella Series 4

Stella, the Wales-based comedy drama by Ruth Jones, has been given a fourth series by Sky1. Read

Salford Sitcom Showcase

Salford Sitcom Showcase

The BBC is to trial three comedy pilots - The Neighbourhood, Welcome Home and Tools - at an event this March. Read

Richard Ayoade book deal

Richard Ayoade book deal

Richard Ayoade has signed a three-book deal with Faber & Faber. The first will be released this November. Read

Haunted House Prank

Haunted House Prank

Here's a funny picture extract from David Bussell's pranks and anecdotes book 'But... You're A Horse'. Read

Frank Skinner - historian?

Frank Skinner - historian?

Frank Skinner is to host The Rest Is History, a new comedy discussion show on the topic of history. Read

Bad Education to end

Bad Education to end

Jack Whitehall says he plans to end his hit school-based sitcom Bad Education after the third series. Read

Newsjack gets new format

Newsjack gets new format

Romesh Ranganathan is to take over as the host of R4 Extra's Newsjack, with a refreshed format. Read

Scott's Lookalikes chat

Scott's Lookalikes chat

BCG chats to 'Scott Johnson', the man at the centre of a web series set in a celebrity lookalike company. Read

Dawn French 1st solo tour

Dawn French 1st solo tour

Dawn French has announced she is to tour the UK with her first ever solo show, 30 Million Minutes. Read

Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2014

Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2014

Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans will be amongst the stars of the Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014 in May. Read

New H2G2 game to launch

New H2G2 game to launch

BBC Radio 4 Extra is to launch a new online Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy game in March. Don't Panic! Read

ITV4's new animated sitcom

ITV4's new animated sitcom

ITV4 is launching Warren United, an animated sitcom about a father who is a devoted football fan. Read

Ellie Taylor interview

Ellie Taylor interview

Ellie Taylor talks about her new radio show, and reveals who in the comedy world she would snog. Read

This Is Jinsy interview

This Is Jinsy interview

With Series 2 of the strikingly unique This Is Jinsy out on DVD, we discuss the show with the creators. Read

Rhod Gilbert's panel show

Rhod Gilbert's panel show

Rhod Gilbert will host I Know Best, a pilot in which the audience must try and guess if guests are lying. Read

FUBAR Radio launches

FUBAR Radio launches

FUBAR Radio, a digital station which is broadcasting uncensored comedy content, has launched. Read