Current Comedy Series

Here's a list of the British comedy series currently in the schedules. These comedies are listed alphabetically to help you easily find the show you're interested in. To see episodes in broadcast order, view our schedule

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley. Image credit: ITV Studios.

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 10.4: Jon Richardson and Katherine Ryan take on Sean Lock and another guest celebrity. Greg Davies is in with Susie Dent, while Rachel Riley takes care of the numbers and letters.

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A League Of Their Own. Image shows from L to R: Jamie Redknapp, James Corden, Jack Whitehall, Andrew Flintoff MBE. Image credit: CPL Productions.

TV ComedyA League Of Their Own

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 9pm, Sky1.

Episode 9.3: Leafing through his little black book of contacts, James Corden is joined by bruising British boxer Anthony Joshua, funnyman Jimmy Carr and Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones.

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Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Alan Carr. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyAlan Carr: Chatty Man

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 14.11, David Gandy, RuPaul, Caroline Flack, Maroon 5: With top international male mode David Gandy; RuPaul talks about his TV show RuPaul's Drag Race; Caroline Flack chats about the new series of Love Island; while music is from Maroon 5, who perform their single Sugar.

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Before They Were Famous. Ian Leslie.

Radio ComedyBefore They Were Famous

Next new episode: Wednesday 3rd June @ 11:15pm, Radio 4.

Episode 3.3: How William Blake was a force to be reckoned with, and how his spiritual leanings came to bear on his copy for public signs in London parks.

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Best Behaviour. Holly Walsh.

Radio ComedyBest Behaviour

Next new episode: Thursday 4th June @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 5: With guests Phil Wang, Sarah Kendall and Justin Edwards.

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Big Problems With Helen Keen. Helen Keen. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyBig Problems With Helen Keen

Starts: Wednesday 10th June @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 1: Episode 1 looks at the biggest problem of all - death. From praying for eternal life to uploading our minds into a giant cloud of data - is there anything at all we can do to avoid it?

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Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man. Paul O'Grady. Image credit: Rain Media Entertainment.

TV ComedyBob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man

Starts: Wednesday 3rd June @ 9pm, Gold.

Episode 1, First Steps to Stardom: Paul O'Grady presents the definitive look at the life and career of Bob Monkhouse, starting with the trials and triumphs of his early years.

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Brotherhood. Image shows from L to R: Auntie Debbie (Sarah Hadland), Dan (Ben Ashenden). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.

TV ComedyBrotherhood

Starts: Tuesday 2nd June @ 9:30pm, Comedy Central.

Episode 1, School: Having not spoken for 6 months, Jamie's hidden from elder brothers Dan and Toby that parents' evening is fast approaching. A meddling reminder from Auntie Debbie makes them aware, but Dan's got other plans and Toby's trying to trace a girl.

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Celebrity Squares. Image credit: September Films.

TV ComedyCelebrity Squares

Next new episode: Sunday 31st May @ 6:40pm, ITV.

Episode 2.7: Today, Warwick is joined by Jimmy Carr, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Matt Forde, Sarah-Jane Crawford, Marek Larwood, Joe Swash and Kerry Godliman alongside resident comedians Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson, as Nike from Hertford and Kuli from Blackpool play for today's big money jackpot.

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Channel 4's Comedy Gala. Alan Carr. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyChannel 4's Comedy Gala

Returns: Sunday 7th June @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 6.1, Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2015: Channel 4's Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, returns for a sixth year to London's O2 arena.

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The Cool Beans Television Show. Chris (Chris Arnold). Image credit: Cool Beans Productions.

TV ComedyCool Beans Television Show, The

Next new episode: Thursday 4th June @ 10pm, Made In Leeds.

Episode 2.4, Celebrity Air: Mickey is trying to make extra cash flogging counterfeit bags of 'celebrity air'; Chris takes on Barry from the Dub Pistols in a drinking competition; and K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade perform live in the studio.

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Doll & Em. Image shows from L to R: Doll (Dolly Wells), Em (Emily Mortimer). Image credit: King Bee Productions.

TV ComedyDoll & Em

Returns: Wednesday 3rd June @ 10:10pm, Sky Atlantic.

Episode 2.1: Squirrelled away in a lighthouse retreat, Doll and Em work on a Broadway play for them to also star in.

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Ed Reardon's Week. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyEd Reardon's Week

Next new episode: Wednesday 3rd June @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode 10.4, Joan of the Junction: While wandering along the canal looking for somewhere to live, Ed finds the inspiration for a perfect Sunday night TV drama.

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Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Helen Basch (Andrea Savage), Carol Rance (Kathleen Rose Perkins), Andy Button (Joseph May). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedyEpisodes

Next new episode: Monday 1st June @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 4.4: Sean's former writing partner Tim won't go away. It seems that he and Sean developed a show years ago which bears a striking resemblance to Sean and Beverly's new project, The Opposite Of Us.

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Fighting Talk. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Georgie Ainslie. Image credit: World's End Productions.

Radio ComedyFighting Talk

Next new episode: Saturday 30th May @ 11am, Five Live.

Episode 12.41, Champion of Champions Show: The show that awards points for punditry is on the road for an end of season special. Josh Widdicombe is joined by this year's most successful 'Fighting Talkers' for the annual Champion of Champions programme.

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The Football's On. Ian Stone.

TV ComedyFootball's On, The

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 10pm, BT Sport 1.

Episode 2.43: Romesh Ranganathan joins Ian Stone to talk about football.

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The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton. Image credit: So Television.

TV ComedyGraham Norton Show, The

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 10:35pm, BBC1.

Episode 17.8, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Chris Pratt, John Bishop: With Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy and Oscar-nominated Brit Jude Law, starring in new comedy movie Spy; Hollywood heart-throb Chris Pratt, talking about new blockbuster Jurassic World; top comic John Bishop; and music from Florence and the Machine.

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Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedyHave I Got News For You

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 9pm, BBC1.

Episode 49.8: Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Gary Lineker and panellists Andy Hamilton and Sara Pascoe.

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Here Be Dragons. Image shows from L to R: Cariad Lloyd, Sian Harries, Nadia Kamil, Ben Partridge. Image credit: John Stanley Productions.

Radio ComedyHere Be Dragons

Next new episode: Saturday 30th May @ 1pm, Radio Wales.

Episode 2.4: Pontycwai is used as the filming location for a new TV series, and Mystic Irene channels a helpful spirit.

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Hoff The Record. Image shows from L to R: Max Coleman (Fergus Craig), Harriet Fitzgerald (Ella Smith), Hoff (David Hasselhoff). Image credit: Me & You Productions.

TV ComedyHoff The Record

Starts: Thursday 18th June @ 9pm, Dave.

Episode 1, The Movie: Hoff has arrived in the UK to star in an avant-garde biopic about his own life.

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Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby. Image credit: Lion Television.

TV ComedyHorrible Histories

Next new episode: Monday 1st June @ 5pm, CBBC.

Episode 6.2, Wicked William The Conqueror: Young William, Duke of Normandy, quarrels with Harold Godwinson about who should be King of England, before bashing the English and taking the crown at the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066! Meanwhile across the world, discover Chinese technology light years ahead of the dunderheaded Normans and Saxons in England, and meet one of the world's first ...

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The Interviews. Image credit: North One Television.

TV ComedyInterviews, The

Starts: Wednesday 24th June @ 9pm, Gold.

Episode 1, Kenneth Williams: The Interviews begins with Kenneth Williams, legend of radio and film comedy.

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Jesting About. Steve Drayton. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyJesting About

Returns: Monday 1st June @ 5:30pm, Local Radio.

Episode 3.1: Sketches with Nicola Mantalios Lovett, Hal Branson, Rowan McCabe, Matthew Reed, Alexander Jackson, Silly Billies, Catherine Scott and Andy Fury.

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The John Bishop Show. James Acaster. Image credit: Lola Entertainment.

TV ComedyJohn Bishop Show, The

Starts: Saturday 30th May @ 9:45pm, BBC1.

Episode 1: Paul Weller performs his new single Saturn's Pattern and the classic Peacock Suit. Joining John on stage is Trevor Noah from South Africa, James Acaster, and Felicity Ward from Australia. As a special treat John also creates some beautiful music with Beardyman.

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John Kearns. John (John Kearns).

Radio ComedyJohn Kearns

Next new episode: Wednesday 3rd June @ 11pm, Radio 4.

Episode 3, Lunch Break: John and his work colleagues test each other's patience at the Dinosaur Museum.

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The John Moloney Show. John Moloney. Image credit: Dabster Productions.

Radio ComedyJohn Moloney Show, The

Next new episode: Tuesday 2nd June @ 11pm, Radio 4.

Episode 4: Featuring a collection for cats and dogs, a disengaged charity worker, and an expensive-looking carrier bag.

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Just A Minute. Image shows from L to R: Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyJust A Minute

Next new episode: Monday 1st June @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 72.3: Nicholas Parsons hosts the popular panel game.

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Man Down. Image shows from L to R: Brian (Mike Wozniak), Emma (Jeany Spark), Dan (Greg Davies), Mum (Gwyneth Powell), Jo (Roisin Conaty), Nesta (Stephanie Cole). Image credit: Avalon Television.

TV ComedyMan Down

Returns: Monday 1st June @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 2.1, Perfect Woman: Dan is still trapped in a teaching job he despises and rejected by the girl he thinks will solve everything, Miss Lipsey, so he turns his attentions to self-improvement.

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The real Arunachalam Muruganantham.

Radio ComedyMan Who Wore Sanitary Pads, The

Will be broadcast: Friday 5th June @ 2:15pm, Radio 4.

Romantic comedy drama about an impoverished Indian community where a man invents a low-cost sanitary pad for his wife.

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Mark Steel's In Town. Mark Steel. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyMark Steel's In Town

Next new episode: Tuesday 2nd June @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 6.3, Shrewsbury: Mark performs from the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, the politest town in Britain, even if no-one is quite sure how to pronounce it. He looks at some of the best (or worst) looking buildings in the country, a beautiful path that requires a Croatian bouncer, and the roles of famous figures such as Charles Darwin, Clive of India and Percy Thrower.

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Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Andy Parsons, Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis. Image credit: Angst Productions.

TV ComedyMock The Week

Returns: Thursday 11th June @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 14.1: Dara O Briain and his ineradicable colleagues Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons return.

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Murder In Successville. Image shows from L to R: DI Sleet (Tom Davis), Kimberly Wyatt. Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

TV ComedyMurder In Successville

Next new episode: Wednesday 3rd June @ 10pm, BBC3.

Episode 5, Dr Death: DI Sleet is joined by Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt to find out who murdered Dr Wayne Rooney at Successville Hospital.

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The News Quiz. Sandi Toksvig. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyNews Quiz, The

Next new episode: Friday 29th May @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 87.3: Francis Wheen, Helen Zaltzman and Justin Moorhouse join regular panellist Jeremy Hardy and Sandi Toksvig.

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Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment. Nick Helm. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyNick Helm's Heavy Entertainment

Next new episode: Tuesday 2nd June @ 10:30pm, BBC3.

Episode 5, Fame: Nick Helm, (One Man Mega Myth) turns his attention to Fame. Find out why Nick's hero when he was growing up was Evil Knievel, and why a 20 litre microwave is not big enough to cook with - but the box it comes in has its uses. Nick's wearing the trousers and sacks his band. But remember - He Did it all For You.

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No Offence. Image shows from L to R: D.I. Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan), D.S. Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach), D.C. Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy). Image credit: AbbottVision.

TV ComedyNo Offence

Next new episode: Tuesday 2nd June @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 5: The police are readying a trap for the prime suspect in the serial killer case, but their plans risk being derailed entirely when a notorious child murderer's new identity is leaked online.

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Francesca Mills.

TV ComedyOff Their Rockers

Returns: Monday 1st June @ 9:30pm, ITV.

Blue Badge Special 1: Fran takes a tumble in a launderette, Stephen needs help retrieving his dog's frisbee and Liam's parachute jump goes wrong.

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On The Rocks. Image shows from L to R: Frank Gunwallow (Joseph Kloska), Grace (Christine Absalom). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyOn The Rocks

Next new episode: Monday 1st June @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode 2.4, Swimming: War is looming, and Ben is still not getting anywhere with Morwenna-May.

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Russell Howard's Stand Up Central. Russell Howard. Image credit: Avalon Television.

TV ComedyRussell Howard's Stand Up Central

Next new episode: Wednesday 3rd June @ 10pm, Comedy Central.

Episode 5: Daniel Simonsen and Katherine Ryan join Russell Howard at Camden's Electric Ballroom.

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Seekers. Image shows from L to R: Joe (Daniel Mays), Stuart (Mathew Horne). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedySeekers

Returns: Thursday 4th June @ 11pm, Radio 4.

Episode 2.1, So What Did I Miss?: Return of the comedy by Steven Burge set in an Essex job centre.

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So Awkward. Image shows from L to R: Martha Fitzgerald (Sophia Dall'Aglio), Lily Hampton (Cleo Demetriou), Jas Salford (Ameerah Falzon-Ojo). Image credit: Channel X North.

TV ComedySo Awkward

Next new episode: Thursday 4th June @ 4:30pm, CBBC.

Episode 4, Nox Factor: Lily and Jas compete to see who can suck up to Martha the most in order to get her spare ticket to see a talk given by famous, drop dead gorgeous science presenter, Dr Simon Nox.

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So On & So Forth. Image credit: The Comedy Unit.

Radio ComedySo On & So Forth

Starts: Monday 8th June @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode 1: One of the rising stars of the live sketch group circuit, So On and So Forth, bring their particularly British style of sketch comedy to Radio 4 in this new series.

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Sunday Night At The Palladium. Jack Whitehall. Image credit: ITV Studios.

TV ComedySunday Night At The Palladium

Next new episode: Sunday 7th June @ 8pm, ITV.

Episode 2.5: Variety show from the London Palladium, hosted by Jack Whitehall.

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SunTrap. Woody (Kayvan Novak). Image credit: Happy Tramp Productions.

TV ComedySunTrap

Next new episode: Wednesday 3rd June @ 10:45pm, BBC1.

Episode 2: Woody is given a job delivering an urn to a neighbouring Island. When police raid the boat he is on in search of a drug smuggler, Woody realises that he has been set up, and has to swim for his life.

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Undercover. Image shows from L to R: Chris (Daniel Rigby), Zoe (Sarah Alexander). Image credit: Bonafide Films.

TV ComedyUndercover

Starts: Tuesday 16th June @ 9pm, Dave.

Episode 1, Pilot: Chris meets his new police handler for the first time.

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The Unexplainers. Image shows from L to R: Mike Bubbins, John Rutledge. Image credit: Zipline Creative.

Radio ComedyUnexplainers, The

Starts: Saturday 30th May @ 1:30pm, Radio Wales.

Episode 1: Are we surrounded by ghosts? John Rutledge and Mike Bubbins investigate ghosts on a journey from Barry Island to Llancaiach Fawr and a night in Pontypool's most haunted pub with a crack team of ghost hunters and an unguarded bar.

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Vicious. Image shows from L to R: Violet (Frances de la Tour), Lillian (Celia Imrie). Image credit: Brown Eyed Boy.

TV ComedyVicious

Returns: Monday 1st June @ 9pm, ITV.

Episode 2.1, Sister: Vicious returns viewers back into the boisterous world of Freddie Thornhill and Stuart Bixby. In the opening episode we meet Lillian (guest star Celia Imrie), who is Violet's sister.

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Virtually Famous. Image shows from L to R: Chris Stark, Kevin McHale, Seann Walsh. Image credit: Talkback.

TV ComedyVirtually Famous

Next new episode: Monday 1st June @ 10pm, E4.

Episode 2.8: Jake Wood, Sam Faiers, Joe Lycett and Nish Kumar are the guests. GloZell appears too.

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