New Series Starting Soon

This is a list of the new British comedy series and specials scheduled to broadcast shortly. As most networks only finalise their schedules two weeks in advance, there may be some new series missing from this list - see the tabs above for what else is on the way later.

Wednesday
29th April

on Comedy Central
Russell Howard's Stand Up Central

TV ComedyRussell Howard's Stand Up Central

Stand-up show for Comedy Central hosted by Russell Howard.

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Wednesday
29th April

on BBC1
Peter Kay's Car Share

TV ComedyPeter Kay's Car Share

BBC sitcom about two workers thrown together in a company car share scheme. Stars Peter Kay and Sian Gibson.

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Monday
4th May

on C4
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats regulars play the famous words and numbers quiz with the help of guests. There was also a Deal Or No Deal special.

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Monday
4th May

on C4
8 Out Of 10 Cats

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats

Topical Channel 4 comedy panel show hosted by Jimmy Carr. The questions are based on survey results and statistics.

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Tuesday
5th May

on C4
No Offence

TV ComedyNo Offence

Comedy drama created by Paul Abbott set in a crumbling Victorian cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester.

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Wednesday
6th May

on BBC3
Murder In Successville

TV ComedyMurder In Successville

Hybrid comedy format about a fictional town brimming with celebrities. Tom Davis stars as DCI Sleet.

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Wednesday
6th May

on BBC2
Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe

TV ComedyCharlie Brooker's Election Wipe

Charlie Brooker looks at the 2015 General Election.

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Wednesday
6th May

on C4
Bugsplat!

TV ComedyBugsplat!

Sitcom pilot about a team who fly drone planes in Afghanistan.

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Thursday
7th May

on Dave
Dave's Election Night Special

TV ComedyDave's Election Night Special

One-off documentary following Al Murray as he campaigns in the 2015 General Election in character as The Pub Landlord.

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Thursday
7th May

on C4
Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

TV ComedyChannel 4's Alternative Election Night

Satirical comedy shows broadcast live on Election Night 2010 and Election Night 2015.

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Thursday
7th May

on Radio 4
Best Behaviour

Radio ComedyBest Behaviour

Holly Walsh hosts the Radio 4 panel show which is devoted to clarifying the rules for modern life.

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Friday
15th May

on Sky1
A League Of Their Own

TV ComedyA League Of Their Own

Sports panel show for Sky1. Hosted by James Corden, with regulars including Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp and Jack Whitehall.

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Tuesday
26th May

on BBC3
Top Coppers

TV ComedyTop Coppers

Action comedy spoofing police detective shows. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos star as Mick Rust and John Mahogany.

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More Comedy On The Way

The following comedies are also scheduled to start soon - but we don't know quite when yet.

May
on Sheffield Live
The Cool Beans Television Show

TV ComedyThe Cool Beans Television Show

The Cool Beans Television Show is an exuberant melting pot of sketches, features, guests & in the words of one of their cameramen - general bafflement.

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May
on ITV
Sunday Night At The Palladium

TV ComedySunday Night At The Palladium

Revival of the variety series that presents entertainment talent, including comedians and speciality acts.

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Wednesday
3rd June

on Gold
Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man

TV ComedyBob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man

Paul O'Grady presents a three part retrospective celebrating the extraordinary career of joke machine Bob Monkhouse.

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June
on Comedy Central
Brotherhood

TV ComedyBrotherhood

Sitcom about a pair of adult brothers left to raise their young sibling when their mother unexpectedly dies.

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This Season
on BBC1
SunTrap

TV ComedySunTrap

Sitcom about one of the UK's best undercover reporters who escapes the authorities by moving to Spain. Kayvan Novak & Bradley Walsh star.

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This Season
on BBC2
Episodes

TV ComedyEpisodes

Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK comedy hit for American audiences with disastrous results.

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Sky Arts slapstick comedies

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Ballot Monkeys preview

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Channel 4's Election Night

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Frankie and Benny

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Jan Etherington interview

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Lee Nelson interview

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Friday Night Dinner 4

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

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Dave's Election Night

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

Alan Partridge book sequel

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

Zig and Zag are back!

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

Kevin McHale interview

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Kevin McHale talks about how he nearly said no to hosting Virtually Famous, and panel shows in the USA. Read

BAFTA nominations

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Terry Jones - Bath Plug

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Monty Python star Terry Jones has received Bath Comedy Festival's first ever 'Bath Plug Award'. Pictures

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

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E4 orders Aliens comedy

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E4 has ordered Aliens, a show about a group of extra-terrestrials forced to live in a segregated community. Read

Max & Ivan on their R4 show

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Comedy double-act Max & Ivan attempt to introduce their Radio 4 series to us in this funny article written by them. Read

Bethan Roberts wins in Bath

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Bethan Roberts has been named the winner of Bath Comedy Festival's 2015 New Act Of The Year contest. Read

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David Mitchell's new sitcom

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You, Me & Them interviews

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39 Steps - 4 play 139 roles

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Seann Walsh interview

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A quick chat with Seann Walsh about his stand-up tour, and his role as a team captain on Virtually Famous. Read

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Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

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The cast has been announced for Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart, a Radio 4 sitcom about a man who writes poetry. Read

No more Up The Women

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'This Made Me Laugh' films

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The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

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