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. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson. Image credit: Zeppotron.

TV Comedy8 Out Of 10 Cats

New series expected to start Monday 4th May.

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

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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

New series expected to start 4th May.

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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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

Returns: Friday 15th May @ 9pm, Sky1.

Episode 9.1: James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Jack Whitehall are joined by Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter, Sky Sports presenter Olivia Wayne and comedian Josh Widdicombe.

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

TV ComedyAlan Carr: Chatty Man

Next new episode: Friday 1st May @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 14.7, Noel Gallagher, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker: Noel Gallagher chats to Alan and performs his latest single Riverman with his band the High Flying Birds. Also joining Alan are the hosts of the award-winning topical entertainment show The Last Leg - Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker - who chat about their new series of shows in the run-up to ...

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The Alternative Vote. Matt Forde. Image credit: Avalon Television.

Radio ComedyAlternative Vote, The

Next new episode: Friday 1st May @ 7pm, Absolute.

Comedy show for Absolute Radio in which Matt Forde asks comedians what they'd do if they were elected to government.

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Ballot Monkeys. Image shows from L to R: Kate Standen (Sarah Hadland), Kevin Sturridge (Ben Miller). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedyBallot Monkeys

Next new episode: Tuesday 28th April @ 10pm, C4.

Episode 2: A highly topical new comedy set on the campaign buses of the main political parties as the harassed teams battle their way through the noisy chaos of the election campaign, desperately trying to avoid gaffes and attempting to hang on to their sanity.

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Best Behaviour. Holly Walsh.

Radio ComedyBest Behaviour

Starts: Thursday 7th May @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 1: Guest panellists Clive Anderson, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett compete to supply the most entertaining ideas for best behaviour in the 21st century.

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Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man. Bob Monkhouse.

TV ComedyBob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man

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

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

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Bugsplat!. Image shows from L to R: Barry (Vincent Franklin), James (Hugh Skinner), Shona (Aimee-Ffion Edwards), Lexi (Lauren O'Neil), Peter (Rufus Jones). Image credit: Celtic Productions.

TV ComedyBugsplat!

Will be broadcast: Wednesday 6th May @ 10:30pm, C4.

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

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The Casebook Of Max And Ivan. Image shows from L to R: Max (Max Olesker), Ivan (Ivan Gonzalez). Image credit: John Stanley Productions.

Radio ComedyCasebook Of Max And Ivan, The

Next new episode: Tuesday 28th April @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 4: Max and Ivan investigate a condemned bookshop. With guest star Reece Shearsmith.

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Celebrity Juice. Keith Lemon. Image credit: Talkback.

TV ComedyCelebrity Juice

Next new episode: Thursday 30th April @ 10pm, ITV2.

Episode 13.7: Keith, Holly, Fearne and Gino return with a 13th series of ratings-topping, riotous panel show Celebrity Juice.

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Celebrity Squares. Image credit: September Films.

TV ComedyCelebrity Squares

Next new episode: Sunday 3rd May @ 7:15pm, ITV.

Episode 2.3: With guests Paul Hollywood, Katherine Ryan,Ugo Monye, Paul Chowdhry, Hayley Tamaddon, Doon Mackichan, and Julian Clary.

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Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Jeremy Paxman. Image credit: Zeppotron.

TV ComedyChannel 4's Alternative Election Night

Returns: Thursday 7th May @ 9pm, C4.

Episode 2.1, Channel 4's Alternative Election Night 2015: Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell preside over an evening of comedy and comment on the night of what is predicted to be the tightest Election in decades.

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Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Image credit: House Of Tomorrow.

TV ComedyCharlie Brooker's Election Wipe

Will be broadcast: Wednesday 6th May @ 9pm, BBC2.

Episode 1: A few hours before the polls open, Charlie Brooker presents an irreverent look back at the 2015 General Election campaign, mixing the big stories with the funniest and strangest moments along the way. From opinion worms to bizarre photo-ops, Charlie and guests including Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas will save you the time of thinking about the Election before the big day, by ...

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Chat Show Roulette. Justin Edwards.

Radio ComedyChat Show Roulette

A current comedy programme.

Radio 4 chat show... but an improvised one in which the guests are all actually comedy performers playing characters. Justin Edwards hosts.

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Dave's Election Night Special. The Pub Landlord (Al Murray). Image credit: Liberty Bell.

TV ComedyDave's Election Night Special

Will be broadcast: Thursday 7th May @ 10pm, Dave.

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

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Dead Ringers. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyDead Ringers

Next new episode: Friday 1st May @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 14.4: Satire meets silliness in the flagship comedy for hard-working families up and down the country.

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Deborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice. Deborah Frances-White.

Radio ComedyDeborah Frances-White Rolls The Dice

Next new episode: Monday 27th April @ 11:30am, Radio 4.

Episode 3, Visa Issues: Deborah Frances-White was born in Australian but now lives in London. Continuing her series of true life tales, Deborah recalls her struggles to get back into England and stay here.

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Decline And Fall. Paul Pennyfeather (Kieran Hodgson).

Radio ComedyDecline And Fall

Next new episode: Sunday 3rd May @ 3pm, Radio 4.

Episode 2: Paul Pennyfeather continues his adventures, including a trip to British prison.

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The Delivery Man. Image credit: Monicker Pictures.

TV ComedyDelivery Man, The

Next new episode: Wednesday 29th April @ 9:30pm, ITV.

Episode 3, Prisoner: A prisoner is on release to give birth - the police need crucial information and Ian tries underhand interrogation. Ryan hears about Lisa lending Matthew money and angrily heads for the hospital in a rage.

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Dilemma. Sue Perkins. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyDilemma

Next new episode: Monday 27th April @ 6:30pm, Radio 4.

Episode 4.4: Sue Perkins is joined by comedians Iain Stirling and Shappi Khorsandi, journalist Suzanne Moore and writer and actor Dan Tetsell.

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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 2nd May @ 11am, Five Live.

Episode 12.37: Fighting Talk is the panel show where guests try to win points for punditry on the week's sports stories.

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The Football's On. Ian Stone.

TV ComedyFootball's On, The

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

Episode 2.39: Ian Stone is joined by Alistair McGowan and Nathan Caton.

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The Good, The Bad And The Unexpected. Image shows from L to R: Jo Caulfield, Julia Sutherland. Image credit: Dabster Productions.

Radio ComedyGood, The Bad And The Unexpected, The

Next new episode: Friday 1st May @ 1:30pm, Radio Scot.

Episode 5: Julia Sutherland is joined by Bennet Arron, Gary Little, Jay Lafferty and Ross 'Teddy' Craig to find out who is good, who is bad and what might be unexpected.

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

TV ComedyGraham Norton Show, The

Next new episode: Friday 1st May @ 10:35pm, BBC1.

Episode 17.4, Kit Harington, Matt LeBlanc, Rebel Wilson, Mumford And Sons: With Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington, appearing in new spy thriller Spooks: The Greater Good; Friends star Matt LeBlanc, in the new season of Episodes; Australian actress Rebel Wilson, in Pitch Perfect 2; and music from Mumford And Sons.

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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 1st May @ 9pm, BBC1.

Episode 49.4: Guest host Alexander Armstrong is joined by regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guest panellists Michael Grade and Katherine Ryan.

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Inside No. 9. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyInside No. 9

Next new episode: Wednesday 29th April @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 2.6, Séance Time: Having never consulted the spirit world before, Tina isn't quite sure what to expect. Her visit to the spiritualist medium Madam Talbot has been arranged by her sister. Hives, Talbot's assistant in the mundane world, seems quite helpful, but there's something already waiting for Tina on the Other Side, and Hives knows all about it.

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Jack Dee's Election Helpdesk. Jack Dee.

TV ComedyJack Dee's Election Helpdesk

Next new episode: Monday 27th April @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 3: Comedy talkshow in which Jack Dee helps his studio audience with their election problems.

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The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe. Image credit: Open Mike Productions.

TV ComedyLast Leg, The

Next new episode: Thursday 30th April @ 10pm, C4.

Episode Two: For these three special episodes, they are joined as usual by big name guests from the worlds of comedy, entertainment and politics.

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The Leak. Tom Price. Image credit: The Rubber Chicken.

Radio ComedyLeak, The

Next new episode: Friday 1st May @ 6:30pm, Radio Wales.

Episode 2.6: Tom Price and guests from the world of comedy and entertainment review the week's biggest stories from around Wales and the world. Recorded in front of a live studio audience.

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Murder In Successville. DI Sleet (Tom Davis). Image credit: Tiger Aspect Productions.

TV ComedyMurder In Successville

Starts: Wednesday 6th May @ 10pm, BBC3.

Episode 1, The Mob: Bruno Tonioli, local restaurateur, has been found dead in his own establishment, seemingly murdered. Ex-wife Darcey Bussell is a suspect, but Sleet thinks the Carr brothers have greater motive.

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Newzoids. Image credit: Citrus Television.

TV ComedyNewzoids

Next new episode: Wednesday 29th April @ 9pm, ITV.

Episode 3: More animated satire from the Newzoids.

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The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyNow Show, The

Next new episode: Monday 27th April @ 11pm, Radio 4.

Episode 46.3: Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, with the help of Jon Holmes, Pippa Evans, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and special guests from across the political spectrum, give their own unique take on the election news and shenanigans.

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Peter Kay's Car Share. Image shows from L to R: John (Peter Kay), Kayleigh (Sian Gibson). Image credit: Goodnight Vienna Productions.

TV ComedyPeter Kay's Car Share

Starts: Wednesday 29th April @ 9:30pm, BBC1.

Episode 1: When a supermarket issues a new car share scheme. Assistant manager John Redmond and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson are forced to commute together every day. But will they get along?

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Play To The Whistle. Image shows from L to R: Bradley Walsh, Holly Willoughby, Frank Lampard. Image credit: Hungry Bear Media.

TV ComedyPlay To The Whistle

Next new episode: Saturday 2nd May @ 9:20pm, ITV.

Episode 4: Holly Willoughby hosts another episode of the sports-focused show that features a line-up of top sportsmen, comedians and celebrities taking part in traditional panel show rounds.

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Raised By Wolves. Germaine Garry (Helen Monks). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.

TV ComedyRaised By Wolves

A current comedy programme.

Sitcom co-written by Times columnist Caitlin Moran about a family who are home-educating six children in a council house in Wolverhampton.

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Ross Noble Freewheeling. Ross Noble. Image credit: North One Television.

TV ComedyRoss Noble Freewheeling

Next new episode: Tuesday 28th April @ 10pm, Dave.

Episode 2.6: The final leg of Ross Noble's screwball UK tour begins aptly in Land's End. The randomist makes his own version of Countryfile and attempts to speak Welsh - with no training!

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

TV ComedyRussell Howard's Stand Up Central

Starts: Wednesday 29th April @ 10pm, Comedy Central.

Episode 1: Russell Howard talks about running a marathon, a male massage, and answers questions about time travel, feminism, and Transformers. His guests are Nish Kumar and Sara Pascoe.

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Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler. Tim Fitzhigham. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Radio ComedyTim FitzHigham: The Gambler

A current comedy programme.

Radio 4 show in which adventurer and comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a series of bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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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 27th April @ 10pm, E4.

Episode 2.3: Celebrity guests Jimmy Bullard and Laura Whitmore, plus comedians Rhys James and Chris Ramsey join the regulars.

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W1A. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

TV ComedyW1A

Next new episode: Thursday 30th April @ 10pm, BBC2.

Episode 2.2: A game of Management Musical Chairs starts with the advertising of a new and important role, namely the Director of Better.

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You, Me & Them. Image shows from L to R: Lauren Grey (Eve Myles), Ed Walker (Anthony Head). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

TV ComedyYou, Me & Them

Next new episode: Wednesday 29th April @ 10pm, Gold.

Episode 2.4, School Reunion: Lauren's school reunion throws an old flame into the mix and leaves Ed questioning their future. Ellie has some fun with her mum and dad's relationship but things look to backfire on her and Emma decides it's time to downsize, much to her family's dismay.

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