Edinburgh Fringe 2012 Comedy Reviews and Listings

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2012 Features & Interviews

Below are some features from the BCG linked to the 2012 Fringe festival.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2012 shows with the best reviews

Edinburgh Fringe 2012 shows with the best reviews

Published September 2012

A list of the comedy shows which got the best reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012. Read

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Published August 2012

Catch up on all 25 episodes of Richard Herring's stand-up and chat show podcast recorded at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. Listen

Edinburgh Comedy Award winners announced

Edinburgh Comedy Award winners announced

Published August 2012

Dr Brown, Daniel Simonsen and The Boy With Tape On His Face are the winners of the 2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 winners

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 winners

Published August 2012

The Rubberbandits, Stuart Goldsmith and Trevor Noah are the winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012. Read

Aisling Bea wins So You Think You're Funny 2012

Aisling Bea wins So You Think You're Funny 2012

Published August 2012

Aisling Bea has won this year's final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny? new act stand-up competition. Read

Celebrating the weird and the wonderful

Celebrating the weird and the wonderful

Published August 2012

Anna Lowman takes a look at the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012, and determines that the two shortlists are, excitingly, populated by a lovely group of comics this year. Read

Mark Steel in Leith

Mark Steel in Leith

Published August 2012

To celebrate the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Mark Steel visits the Scottish capital's infamous suburb - Leith. See the video here. Watch

Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties

Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties

Published August 2012

Podcast in which Mat Ricardo talks to three Edinburgh Fringe acts that started out as street performers, but who since gone on to other things: stand-up Stuart Goldsmith, mime Sam Wills (aka The Boy With Tape On His Face), and sword swallower Miss Behave. Listen

Tim FitzHigham - Finding An Ending

Tim FitzHigham - Finding An Ending

Published August 2012

Tim FitzHigham discusses 'gonzo journalism comedy' and how the story-led shows he performs risk having no ending. Read

Watch 'Spank!' gigs online

Watch 'Spank!' gigs online

Published August 2012

The organisers of late night gig Spank! has been recording some of the shows. See the videos here. Watch

Jonny and the Baptists interview

Jonny and the Baptists interview

Published August 2012

An interview with comedy blues band Jonny and the Baptists. They talk about their 'song a day' project. Read

Si Hawkins - Edinburgh Fringe 2012 reviews

Si Hawkins - Edinburgh Fringe 2012 reviews

Published August 2012

A quick round-up of reviews from Si Hawkins. Elis James, The Temps, James Dowdeswell, Dan Wright, Set List... Read

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominations

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominations

Published August 2012

The nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 are James Acaster, Doctor Brown, Tony Law, Josie Long, Claudia O'Doherty, Pappy's, Sam Fletcher, Joe Lycett, Daniel Simonsen, Ben Target and David Trent. Read

Dan Wright interview

Dan Wright interview

Published August 2012

Dan Wright is still best known for his seminal portrayal of the smaller one in Big Cook, Little Cook, but after this year's Fringe, will we all be pointing and saying 'look, there's the Michael Jackson loon'? Read

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 Shortlist

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 Shortlist

Published August 2012

The shortlist for the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 - the event which aims to acknowledge the true anarchic spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe. Also, why having a heart attack was almost a route to being nominated this year. Read

Top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Published August 2012

The results of the annual Dave Award for the Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. This year's winner is Stewart Francis, who has a sharp joke about David and Victoria Beckham. Read

Comics prepare for 'So You Think You're Funny?'

Comics prepare for 'So You Think You're Funny?'

Published August 2012

Nine up-and-coming comedians are preparing for the So You Think You're Funny? 2012 grand final, which takes place at the Edinburgh Festival on Thursday. Read

Sam Fletcher interview

Sam Fletcher interview

Published August 2012

Interview with Sam Fletcher, who has a very unique way of getting audiences to come to his Free Fringe show. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny - Edinburgh special

No Pressure To Be Funny - Edinburgh special

Published August 2012

A special episode of the political panel show podcast, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe in association with Amnesty International. Guests include Mark Thomas, Dana Alexander, Paul Provenza and Ian Rankin. With music from Steve Gribbin, Loretta Maine and Phil Nichol. Listen

Marcel Lucont wins Amused Moose Award

Marcel Lucont wins Amused Moose Award

Published August 2012

Alexis Dubus, in character as Frenchman Marcel Lucont, has won the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2012 for his show Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol. Read

Video clips from BBC Three's Comedy Marathon

Video clips from BBC Three's Comedy Marathon

Published August 2012

For eight hours overnight the BBC broadcast live from its Edinburgh Fringe venue via the BBC Red Button service. If you missed it, here's some video clips... Watch

Casual Violence interview

Casual Violence interview

Published August 2012

We sent Michael Park to sit down with three sixths of the purveyors of sketch tragedy Casual Violence to talk about their Fringe experiences. Read

Lara A King interview

Lara A King interview

Published August 2012

An interview with singer, songwriter and comedian Lara A King who brings her show People Pleaser, and a 1976 VW Campervan called Patsy, to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read

Felicity Ward: How to write a 'piece'

Felicity Ward: How to write a 'piece'

Published August 2012

Felicity Ward starts off writing an article about her Fringe experience, but ends up writing about writing an article. If that makes sense. Read

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm interview

Published August 2012

An in-depth interview with Nick Helm. He talks about his Edinburgh show, his recent TV escapades and much more. Read

Podcast: Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties

Podcast: Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties

Published August 2012

A podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe. Mat Ricardo interviews comedy reviewer Kate Copstick, then talks to best-selling author, crazy genius, and ex-magician professor Richard Wiseman. Listen

Kieran and Joe interview

Kieran and Joe interview

Published August 2012

An interview with Kieran Hodgson and Joe Parham, aka double-act Kieran and Joe. The duo have some interesting insight into sketch show performing. Read

Fringe ticket sales lower than last year

Fringe ticket sales lower than last year

Published August 2012

It's official: at the time of writing, this year's Edinburgh Fringe is suffering from lower ticket sales than last year. Read

Harry Deansway: The BBC is the real danger to the Fringe

Harry Deansway: The BBC is the real danger to the Fringe

Published August 2012

Promoter and performer Harry Deansway argues that the BBC's presence at the Edinburgh Fringe is a negative thing as it is taking away audience members from other shows. Read

Joel Dommett: The Edinburgh Fringe nap

Joel Dommett: The Edinburgh Fringe nap

Published August 2012

Joel Dommett talks us through the importance of having a nap whilst you're at the Fringe festival. Read

Totally Tom: 10 things to do at the festival

Totally Tom: 10 things to do at the festival

Published August 2012

Sketch duo Totally Tom suggest 10 things to do at the Edinburgh Festival. Read

Noise Next Door: 24 Hour Improv Adventure

Noise Next Door: 24 Hour Improv Adventure

Published August 2012

Improv group The Noise Next Door are completing a 24 hour challenge around Edinburgh, with their actions dictated by fans. Read

Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

Published August 2012

Alex Horne is back at the Edinburgh Fringe presenting The Horne Section - a mix of music and comedy. Here he answers a few questions... Read

Bob & Jim interview

Bob & Jim interview

Published August 2012

An interview with double-act Bob & Jim. They talk about their Edinburgh show, the dynamic of their double-act, and more. Read

Richard Herring: A quiet year for the festival?

Richard Herring: A quiet year for the festival?

Published August 2012

A number of comedians are reporting audience numbers are down at this year's Fringe. Richard Herring offers his thoughts on the subject... Read

Michael Workman & Tommy Little blogs

Michael Workman & Tommy Little blogs

Published August 2012

Australian comics Michael Workman and Tommy Little are a long way from home. Here they share their thoughts about the Edinburgh Festival in a couple of blog posts... Read

Video: pre-show rituals and superstitions

Video: pre-show rituals and superstitions

Published August 2012

A video in which some of the comedy acts at the Edinburgh Festival reveal their pre-show rituals and superstitions. Watch

Play the 'Spot the Rare Face Posters' Game

Play the 'Spot the Rare Face Posters' Game

Published August 2012

In Edinburgh for the festival? If so play our game to locate the rare posters featuring the faces of Nick Doody and Ben Target. Read

Hot Dub Time Machine - DJ Tom Loud blog

Hot Dub Time Machine - DJ Tom Loud blog

Published August 2012

'Hot Dub Time Machine' DJ Tom Loud blogs about the opening night of the Fringe's time travelling dance party. It involved a stage invasion. Read

Chris Martin: Stuff to nick in Edinburgh

Chris Martin: Stuff to nick in Edinburgh

Published August 2012

Comedian Chris Martin offers up a guide to stuff to nick to make living easier whilst you're at the festival. Read

Jonny & the Baptists all-star NHS video

Jonny & the Baptists all-star NHS video

Published August 2012

Marcus Brigstocke, Josie Long, Mitch Benn and Mark Watson are amongst the comics appearing in Jonny & the Baptists's NHS thank you video filmed at the Edinburgh Festival. Read

Trodd en Bratt - Edinburgh Festival diary

Trodd en Bratt - Edinburgh Festival diary

Published August 2012

An entertaining Edinburgh Festival diary from double-act Trodd en Bratt - aka Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd - focusing on how height results in different festival experiences. Read

Jeff Leach interview

Jeff Leach interview

Published August 2012

An interview with Jeff Leach, whose status has changed from 'sex addict' to 'in a relationship', meaning he's having a very different Edinburgh Festival to his last one. Read

BBC to broadcast comedy live from Fringe Festival

BBC to broadcast comedy live from Fringe Festival

Published August 2012

Starting on the evening of Friday 17th August, the BBC will broadcast comedy live from its Edinburgh Fringe venue from 9pm to 5am via the Red Button service. Read

Harry Hill showcases his paintings in Edinburgh

Harry Hill showcases his paintings in Edinburgh

Published August 2012

Harry Hill is putting on a free art exhibition in Edinburgh to showcase the pictures he has been painting as a hobby for the last 20 years. Read

London Is Funny's daily gig delivers top acts for free

London Is Funny's daily gig delivers top acts for free

Published August 2012

Want to see top acts at the Edinburgh Festival without paying top prices? London Is Funny's daily free gig, just after lunch at Ciao Roma, is the answer. Read

Mace & Burton add technology twist to flyers

Mace & Burton add technology twist to flyers

Published August 2012

Double-act Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton are the first act at the Edinburgh Fringe to use Augmented Reality technology to promote their show. Read

Extra Shows: A little bit of magic

Extra Shows: A little bit of magic

Published July 2012

Anna Lowman looks at the comedians putting on second shows at the Edinburgh Festival, and chats to The Beta Males, Deborah Frances-White, Hannah Gadsby and Sarah Bennetto to find out more. Read

Richard Herring's Podcast line-up

Richard Herring's Podcast line-up

Published July 2012

Details on the line-ups for Richard Herring's daily 2012 Edinburgh Fringe podcast show. Read

Edward Eales-White interview

Edward Eales-White interview

Published July 2012

Ed Eales-White - perhaps best known as part of sketch group Clever Peter - talks about bringing his solo show to the festival. Read

Video: Barbershopera on Edinburgh

Video: Barbershopera on Edinburgh

Published July 2012

A video in which the a cappella comedy group sing about some of the negatives of the festival. They are back performing this year though. Read

Markus Birdman posts us some drugs

Markus Birdman posts us some drugs

Published July 2012

Markus Birdman has come up with a unique way of promoting his 2012 Edinburgh Fringe show... sending journalists 'drugs'. Read

Dave Cohen - Songs In A Flat

Dave Cohen - Songs In A Flat

Published July 2012

Dave Cohen chats about bringing Songs In A Flat to the Edinburgh Fringe, and his plans for the show post-festival. Read

Video: The Boy With Tape On His Face speaks

Video: The Boy With Tape On His Face speaks

Published July 2012

A video featuring The Boy With Tape On His Face... hear him speak for the first time. Watch

Amy Lamé interview

Amy Lamé interview

Published July 2012

The cabaret queen and long-time Danny Baker sidekick ponders celeb obsessions, Celeb Air, the legacy of Gaytime TV, plus a few nuggets about the big Baker-scribed new Muppet show. Read

Elsewhere on BCG

David Mitchell's new book

David Mitchell's new book

David Mitchell is currently compiling a new humorous book titled Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse. Read

A League Of Their Own x 3

A League Of Their Own x 3

Sky has struck a long-term deal with the producers of sports-based panel show A League Of Their Own. Read

Fancy Meeting You Here

Fancy Meeting You Here

A look at Fancy Meeting You Here, the roving comedy show in which stand-ups offer free museum tours. Read

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda Hart is reportedly being lined-up to host a new version of classic BBC show The Generation Game. Read

New sitcom The Delivery Man

New sitcom The Delivery Man

Spy and Green Wing star Darren Boyd will play a midwife in The Delivery Man, a new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little and Stephen Tompkinson are to star in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Marcus Brigstocke interview

Marcus Brigstocke interview

A snapped heel, torn cruciate and broken relationship - 2014 has been turbulent for Marcus Brigstocke. Read

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host, called Morning Has Broken. Read

Trigger Happy TV USA

Trigger Happy TV USA

Dom Joly is reportedly having another go at taking his prank show Trigger Happy TV to America. Read

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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