List Of Comedies By Year

Here is the history of British comedy, sorted by the year shows were first broadcast...

Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels (pictured), The Joke Machine, The Football's On and Brothers With No Game.

What A Load Of Buzzcocks

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included What A Load Of Buzzcocks (pictured), Paddy's TV Guide, That Puppet Game Show and Frankie Howerd: The Lost Tapes.

CBeebies Panto: Jack And The Beanstalk

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included CBeebies Panto: Jack And The Beanstalk (pictured), The Last Leg, My Phone Genie and The Comedy Marathon Spectacular.

Fresh Meat

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Fresh Meat (pictured), Sirens, Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain and The Warm Up Guy.

Comedy Exchange

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Comedy Exchange (pictured), Robert's Web, Dave's One Night Stand and Me & My Monsters.

Newswipe With Charlie Brooker

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Newswipe With Charlie Brooker (pictured), One Star, Chris Moyles Quiz Night and Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra.

Marty Feldman - Six Degrees Of Separation

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Marty Feldman - Six Degrees Of Separation (pictured), The Invisibles, What The Dickens? and Lenny Henry.TV.

Kingdom

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Kingdom (pictured), The Kevin Bishop Show, Dogface and Katy Brand's Big Ass Show.

Lead Balloon

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Lead Balloon (pictured), Andrew Maxwell: My Name Up In Lights, Legit and Taboogie.

The Unseen...

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included The Unseen... (pictured), Spoons, Help and Badly Dubbed Porn.

Grumpy Old Women

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Grumpy Old Women (pictured), Trapped, Not Only But Always... and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.

Comedy From Merton To Enfield

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Comedy From Merton To Enfield (pictured), Seriously Weird, Eyes Down and 20 Things To Do Before You're Thirty.

Best Of British

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Best Of British (pictured), Meet The Magoons, Captain V and Having It Off.

The Kumars At No. 42

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included The Kumars At No. 42 (pictured), Orcadia, The Mitchell And Webb Situation and Lee Evans Live At Her Majesty's Theatre.

Jam

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Jam (pictured), Da Ali G Show, Whatever I Want and Jim Davidson Presents.

Lee Evans Live From The West End

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Lee Evans Live From The West End (pictured), Angry Kid, Wilmot and Shadows Of Reflections.

Trigger Happy TV

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Trigger Happy TV (pictured), Things To Do In Hoxton When You're Dead, Bob Monkhouse - Over The Limit and The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star.

Keeping Mum

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Keeping Mum (pictured), Dad, Klinik! and Bremner, Bird And Fortune: Three Men And A Vote.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Buzzcocks (pictured), An Evening With..., Snug And Cozi and My Wonderful Life.

Heroes Of Comedy

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Heroes Of Comedy (pictured), Six Pairs Of Pants, Anyone For Pennis and The Mrs. Merton Show.

Paul Merton's Palladium Story

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Paul Merton's Palladium Story (pictured), Cryer's Crackers, London Comedy Festival and Victoria Wood: Live In Your Own Home.

Newman And Baddiel In Pieces

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Newman And Baddiel In Pieces (pictured), Dave Allen, The Snapper and Rik Mayall Presents.

As Time Goes By

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included As Time Goes By (pictured), Land Of Hope And Gloria, Love Hurts and Root Into Europe.

Plaza Patrol

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Plaza Patrol (pictured), Packet Of Three, Josie and Julie Walters And Friends.

Drop The Dead Donkey

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Drop The Dead Donkey (pictured), The Gravy Train, Kappatoo and Nicholas Craig's Interview Masterclass.

Mike & Angelo

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Mike & Angelo (pictured), Hysteria, Tricky Business and The Labours Of Erica.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Whose Line Is It Anyway? (pictured), Casting Off, Palace Hill and Cabaret At The Jongleurs.

High & Dry

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included High & Dry (pictured), Worzel Gummidge Down Under, Checkpoint Chiswick and Lift Off! With Coppers And Co!.

Dear John....

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Dear John.... (pictured), Hot Metal, Lenny Henry Tonite and Now - Something Else.

Full House

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Full House (pictured), Up Our Street, A Dabble With Digance and Inside Out.

Duty Free

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Duty Free (pictured), It's Max Boyce, Poor Little Rich Girls and Freddie Starr At The Royalty.

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (pictured), Just Good Friends, Brass and Michael Barrymore.

Tom, Dick And Harriet

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Tom, Dick And Harriet (pictured), Third Time Lucky, It's Your Move and P'Tang Yang Kipperbang.

Chintz

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Chintz (pictured), Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Last Song and Happy Endings.

An Audience With...

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included An Audience With... (pictured), Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse, Hi-De-Hi! and Smith And Goody.

Only When I Laugh

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Only When I Laugh (pictured), Room Service, Tropic and Cannon And Ball.

Going Straight

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Going Straight (pictured), Selwyn, Grand Slam and Leave It To Charlie.

Swap You One Of These For One Of Those

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Swap You One Of These For One Of Those (pictured), Come Back Mrs. Noah, Devenish and Don't Forget To Write!.

Maggie And Her

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Maggie And Her (pictured), Ripping Yarns, The Day I Shot My Dad and Cilla's World Of Comedy.

Rutland Weekend Television

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Rutland Weekend Television (pictured), Doctor On The Go, Bentine and For Richer... For Poorer.

Happy Ever After

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included Happy Ever After (pictured), The Last Man On Earth, Max and My Name Is Harry Worth.

I'll Fly You For A Quid

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included I'll Fly You For A Quid (pictured), Ken Dodd Says 'Stand By Your Beds!', The Cobblers Of Umbridge and The World Of Cilla.

Sykes

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Sykes (pictured), Michael Bentine Time, It's All In Life and Turnbull's Finest Half-Hour.

...And Mother Makes Three

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included ...And Mother Makes Three (pictured), All This - And Christmas Too!, Comedy Tonight and Get The Drift.

Queenie's Castle

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Queenie's Castle (pictured), Keep 'Em Rolling, Don't Ring Us... We'll Ring You and The Kenny Everett Explosion.

Carry On Christmas

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Carry On Christmas (pictured), Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert, Girls About Town and As Good Cooks Go.

Nearest And Dearest

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Nearest And Dearest (pictured), Never A Cross Word, Beryl Reid Says Good Evening and Thank You Sir, Thank You Madam.

No - That's Me Over Here!

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included No - That's Me Over Here! (pictured), That's Show Business, Tonight With Dave Allen and The Very Merry Widow.

All Gas And Gaiters

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included All Gas And Gaiters (pictured), Life With Cooper, The Frost Report and In All Directions.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Porterhouse - Private Eye (pictured), The Vital Spark, Lil and Charlie's Place.

Beyond The Fringe

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included Beyond The Fringe (pictured), ABC Of Britain, The Siege Of Sydney's Street and The Mate Market.

Marriage Lines

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Marriage Lines (pictured), The Handyman, A Clerical Error and Bud.

Hugh And I

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Hugh And I (pictured), What The Public Wants, It's A Living and At Home With Jimmy And Ben.

Colonel Trumper's Private War

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included Colonel Trumper's Private War (pictured), Lunch In The Park, The Eggheads and Clicquot Et Fils.

Bootsie And Snudge

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Bootsie And Snudge (pictured), Here's Harry, Don't Do It, Dempsey! and The Dickie Henderson Show.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Para Handy - Master Mariner, It's Saturday Night and Gala Opening.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), Herlock And Sholmes, Charlie Drake In... and Captain Moonlight - Man Of Mystery.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), Beside The Seaside, The Most Likely Girl and Man And Music.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Round The Bend, Joyce Grenfell Requests The Pleasure and Nat's In The Belfry.

Joan And Leslie

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Joan And Leslie (pictured), Look At It This Way, Are Husbands Really Necessary? and Great Scott - It's Maynard!.

Running Wild

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Running Wild (pictured), Mr Pastry's Spicy Life, Dear Dotty and Charlie Drake And Jack Edwardes.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Worzel Gummidge Turns Detective, Peter's Troubles and Free And Easy.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included Reg Varney, My Wife Jacqueline and Better Not....

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included An Evening At Home With Bernard Braden And Barbara Kelly, Aladdin and These Are The Days.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Mr Pastry Gets A Job, Friday Funny Man and Don't Look Now.

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949. New shows launched this year included Mr Pastry At Home!, How Do You View? and Cuckoo College.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included At Home, Halesapoppin! and Comedy Capers.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included Merry-Go-Round, Funny Thing This Wireless! and The Handle Bar.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1946. New shows launched this year included Pinwright's Progress (pictured), Paging You, Kaleidoscope and The Village Store.

1940 - 1945

Word War II resulted in the fledgling BBC Television Service shutting down. There was no TV at all between 1940 - 1945. BBC Home Service radio continued to be broadcast during this period and some films were released, however we have not yet established what, if any, new comedy programming was made during this period.

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1939

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1939. New shows launched this year included Ronald Frankau, Percy Ponsonby... and Take Two Eggs.

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Nice Work, Comedy Cabaret and Stanelli's Bachelor Party.

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Naunton Wayne, Mrs Feather and Charles Heslop.

Claude Dampier

1936

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1936. New shows launched this year included Claude Dampier (pictured).

Pre 1936

The BBC's Television Service started in 1936, before this time broadcast comedy only came in the form of movies and the radio (BBC National Programme). Because of a lack of recordings and paperwork for this period, we have not begun to research what comedy was broadcast in these pre-TV days yet.

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon & Tom Jones plan

Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert featuring comedy about Sir Tom Jones. Read

Taskmaster interviews

Taskmaster interviews

The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read

Crackanory - Series 3

Crackanory - Series 3

Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with star readers set to include Christopher Lloyd. Read

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay sitcom

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop. Read

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Hank Zipzer Series 3

Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of Hank Zipzer. Read

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang - the musical comedy act delivers 'songs of questionable taste' - talks about his career. Read

You're Back In The Room

You're Back In The Room

Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room. Read

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

Glory Pearl explains why she will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe shows totally naked. Read

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, maybe as an online show. Read

Reading & Leeds preview

Reading & Leeds preview

Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh, amongst the many comedians at Reading and Leeds festivals. Read

Bluestone 42 ends

Bluestone 42 ends

The writers of the army-based BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42 have confirmed that the sitcom has ended. Read

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely, the comedy sketch group who starred in their own Channel 4 show, are making a series for Radio 4. Read

Who has the best poster?

Who has the best poster?

You can vote for which of this year's Edinburgh shows has the best poster. The winning show will get cash. Read

Big School ends

Big School ends

Big School, the sitcom created by David Walliams, has ended. The star is now working on a sketch show. Read

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

The hit comedy panel show podcast is back for a fifth series, with guests including Katherine Ryan. Listen

Greg James interview

Greg James interview

Radio 1 DJ Greg James talks to BCG about how proud he is to have written his own BBC sitcom pilot. Read

Grindah and Beats interview

Grindah and Beats interview

Grindah and Beats, the main two characters in BBC mockumentary People Just Do Nothing, talk to BCG: Read

Yonderland interview

Yonderland interview

The cast of Yonderland talk about the return of the fantasy comedy series, and the labels put on their show. Read

Blog: Creating Fishbowl

Blog: Creating Fishbowl

Writer Andrew Mettam lists out seven reasons why his sitcom pilot Fishbowl is great, but he can't take credit. Read

New sitcom Rovers

New sitcom Rovers

Sky1 is making Rovers, a sitcom set in the clubhouse of a lower league football club. Sue Johnston stars. Read

Agatha Raisin to return

Agatha Raisin to return

Ashley Jensen will return to Sky1 for 8 more episodes of Agatha Raisin, the show based MC Beaton's books. Read

Very British Problems on TV

Very British Problems on TV

The popular Twitter feed 'Very British Problems' has been given a three-part TV series by Channel 4. Read

The Brittas Empire returns

The Brittas Empire returns

Chris Barrie has revealed that a new episode of the leisure centre sitcom The Brittas Empire is being written. Read

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Channel 4 has ordered Look Into My Eyes, a comedic prank show starring 21 year-old hypnotist Archie Manners. Read

Shirley Ghostman is back

Shirley Ghostman is back

Marc Wootton is bringing back his psychic character Shirley Ghostman for two live shows this October. Read

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible, the company that sells audio downloads, has produced five British sitcom pilots for free. Read

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern, the comedy series starring Simon Day as an art rocker, has been given a third series by BBC Four. Read

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore, the creator of Cabin Pressure, is working on a series called The John Finnemore Project. Read

The John Dredge Show

The John Dredge Show

Series 4 of the insanely silly podcast series has now launched. Check out this funny and surreal sketch show. Listen

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz when it returns. Read

Not Safe For Work interviews

Not Safe For Work interviews

The cast of Channel 4's new office-based comedy drama Not Safe For Work talk about making the show. Read

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley is working on a new show for Sky Television. Thought to be a sitcom, the title is Harmony. Read

Missing Hancocks to return

Missing Hancocks to return

Radio 4 has given the greenlight for five more lost Hancock's Half Hour episodes to be re-recorded this July. Read

David Walliams sitcom

David Walliams sitcom

David Walliams is reportedly working on a sitcom based around a TV talent show, inspired by Britain's Got Talent. Read

Bernard Righton's Gold show

Bernard Righton's Gold show

John Thomson, in character as Bernard Righton, will present an archive stand-up show on TV channel Gold. Read

Sharon Rooney interview

Sharon Rooney interview

Sharon Rooney, the star of My Mad Fat Diary, talks about the final series of the comedy drama. Read

Work in progress gigs

Work in progress gigs

Si Hawkins explains why he often enjoys work-in-progress stand-up gigs more than the resultant polished tour show. Read

Catastrophe a global hit

Catastrophe a global hit

Catastrophe, the sitcom created by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, has been sold to TV stations across the world. Read

Gein's Family Giftshop

Gein's Family Giftshop

Sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop talk to BCG ahead of recording their first radio series. Get free tickets too: Read

Comedy Awards to move

Comedy Awards to move

It has been confirmed The British Comedy Awards are leaving Channel 4, to move to a new network this December. Read

Nick Frost's memoir

Nick Frost's memoir

Nick Frost's is writing a book about his life. Truths, Half Truths and Utter Bullshit will be released in October. Read

Hoff The Record blog

Hoff The Record blog

What's it like working on a sitcom with David Hasselhoff? Here's a blog from Hoff The Record actor Fergus Craig: Read

Mind reading and comedy

Mind reading and comedy

Mind-reading performer Colin Cloud explains how the worlds of 'people reading' and comedy are similar. Read

Julie Bower: So Awkward

Julie Bower: So Awkward

Julie Bower, the creator of new CBBC sitcom So Awkward, talks about how the show was developed. Read

10 first date checks

10 first date checks

Maddy Anholt provides a checklist of the top ten things you need to know about your possible future spouse. Read

Shush! comes to Radio 4

Shush! comes to Radio 4

Radio 4 is making Shush!, a sitcom set in a library. The show will star Morwenna Banks and Rebecca Front. Read

Prof Brian Cox panel show

Prof Brian Cox panel show

BBC Two is to pilot Six Degrees, a science-based comedy panel show. Professor Brian Cox will host it. Read

RHLSTP with Bob Mortimer

RHLSTP with Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer is the first guest on the new series of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Listen

Episodes Series 5

Episodes Series 5

Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan, gets another series. Read

CBeebies orders 2 comedies

CBeebies orders 2 comedies

CBeebies is making Go Jetters and Spot Bots, two animated series which aim to teach children via sketches. Read

Drifters gets a 3rd series

Drifters gets a 3rd series

Drifters, the E4 sitcom about three young women struggling to find good jobs, is to return for a third series. Read

Raised By Wolves Series 2

Raised By Wolves Series 2

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Caitlin and Caroline Moran's sitcom Raised By Wolves. Read

Angela Barnes radio series

Angela Barnes radio series

Radio 4 has ordered a four-part stand-up series from 2011 BBC New Comedy Award winner Angela Barnes. Read

So On & So Forth interview

So On & So Forth interview

An interview with So On & So Forth, the comedy group behind the new Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Safeword for ITV2

Safeword for ITV2

Rick Edwards will host new ITV2 panel show Safeword with team captains Katherine Ryan & David Morgan. Read

Paul O'Grady interview

Paul O'Grady interview

Paul O'Grady, who is presenting Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, talks about how he knew the star. Read

Doc Martin US remake

Doc Martin US remake

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman is developing a US adaptation of hit ITV comedy drama Doc Martin. Read

Lee Mack interview

Lee Mack interview

Lee Mack talks about the future of his hit BBC sitcom Not Going Out in this honest and open in-depth interview. Read

Brotherhood cast interview

Brotherhood cast interview

The cast of Brotherhood, including Sarah Hadland, Johnny Flynn and Ellie Taylor, talk about the show. Read

Croft & Pearce interview

Croft & Pearce interview

Ahead of the recording of their debut Radio 4 series, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce talk to BCG: Read

Festival booker interview

Festival booker interview

We talk to Tania Harrison, the comedy booker for Latitude Festival about the event's comedy plans. Read

Greg Davies interview

Greg Davies interview

Comedy giant Greg Davies talks about what's coming up in the second series of his hit sitcom, Man Down. Read

Del Boy's autobiography

Del Boy's autobiography

Ebury will publish the autobiography of Peckham businessman Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in October. Read

Antiques shop sitcom Bull

Antiques shop sitcom Bull

UKTV Gold is to film Bull, a new studio audience sitcom about a man who runs an antiques shop. Read

New sitcom Marley's Ghosts

New sitcom Marley's Ghosts

UKTV channel Gold has ordered Marley's Ghosts, a 3-part sitcom about a woman who can speak to the dead. Read

Gold making Henry IX sitcom

Gold making Henry IX sitcom

Porridge writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have written Henry IX, a new sitcom for UKTV Gold. Read

Vicious 2 interviews

Vicious 2 interviews

The cast of Vicious talk about the return of the sitcom, and how the topic of gay marriage crops up in the show. Read

Buzzcocks axed

Buzzcocks axed

BBC Two has decided to end Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 18 years and 28 series on air. Read

Trigger Happy TV to return

Trigger Happy TV to return

Channel 4 has confirmed it is in talks to bring back Dom Joly's hidden camera comedy format Trigger Happy TV. Read

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili discusses his acclaimed war documentary, plus Oliver Reed, tricky Joe Orton plays, bad TV recordings... Read

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, Tim Key and Sharon Rooney are amongst the cast for BBC2 comic thriller Stag. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Historian Graham McCann has revealed an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot. Read

Flat TV gets full series

Flat TV gets full series

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

BBC Three's Cuckoo is to return for a third series. Greg Davies & Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles. Read

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

The BBC has announced six new pilots - SunnyD, Radges, People Time, Fishbowl, Dead Air and Funz And Gamez. Read

Frog and Bucket plaque

Frog and Bucket plaque

The Frog and Bucket club has celebrated its 21st birthday with a blue plaque for those that 'died' on its stage. Read

John Moloney interview

John Moloney interview

John Moloney introduces his new Radio 4 series and talks about how the comedy circuit is different nowadays. Read

Williams & Hancock show

Williams & Hancock show

A preview of Seriously Funny, a play at The Museum Of Comedy about Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. Read

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

In this article, comedy performer Inder Manocha discusses how ethnic comedy relates to the mainstream. Read

Trollied gets a Series 5

Trollied gets a Series 5

Sky1 sitcom Trollied will be back for a fifth series, star Jason Watkins (aka store manager Gavin) has confirmed. Read

'Making it' in comedy

'Making it' in comedy

Barry Ferns writes on the topic of what it means to 'make it' in comedy. Think carefully about your end goals. Read

Whose Line? is coming back

Whose Line? is coming back

Some of the stars of hit 1990s TV format Whose Line Is It Anyway? are reuniting for a series of live shows in London. Read

BAFTA TV Awards 2015

BAFTA TV Awards 2015

The winners of the BAFTA TV Awards 2015 have been revealed, including Jessica Hynes and Detectorists. Read

Not Going Out will return!

Not Going Out will return!

Lee Mack has revealed that his hit sitcom Not Going Out has not ended. It will return for a Christmas special. Read

Crims dropped by BBC Three

Crims dropped by BBC Three

BBC Three sitcom Crims has been dropped after just one series, the broadcaster has confirmed. Read

Nick Park's new film

Nick Park's new film

Nick Park and Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep, are making Early Man. Read

No Offence interviews

No Offence interviews

A guide to No Offence, the police-based comedy drama from the creator of Shameless. Lots more info: Read

David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell talks about comedy and politics, as he prepares to co-host Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Read

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter is off on a tour of the UK. In this interview he talks about contrived outrage, and more: Read

Tom Davis interview

Tom Davis interview

We talk to comedy actor Tom Davis about his funny new improvised comedy series for BBC3, Murder In Successville. Read

Pub Landlord interview

Pub Landlord interview

We talk to the Pub Landlord as his drive for electoral victory comes to a head. Will he be voted in as an MP? Read

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Good news. Dave has ordered two more new series of the cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, to air in 2016 and 2017. Read

Want to date a comedian?

Want to date a comedian?

Comedian Maddy Anholt explains her 2015 Fringe show, and how you could take her out on a date. Read

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

A host of stand-up stars are to perform at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park gigs in London. Read

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Top stand-up Zoe Lyons reveals to us the tours that never were... five show names that didn't make the grade. Read

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton discusses the reaction to the second series of Inside No. 9 and his hopes for a third series. Read

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP says comments made about Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You have been biased against him. Read

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Irish sketch comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog list out some of the cultural differences between Britain and Ireland. Read

Peter Kay's 2.8m car share

Peter Kay's 2.8m car share

Peter Kay's Car Share has broken a BBC record, with the show being streamed 2.8m times on iPlayer. Read

Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat, a new animated comedy from Disney XD, will feature Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak. Read

Russell Howard interview

Russell Howard interview

Russell Howard introduces his new TV show in this quick interview. There's also a funny preview clip here. Read

Hoff The Record again

Hoff The Record again

UKTV has ordered a 2nd series of David Hasselhoff mockumentary Hoff The Record before the 1st has been seen. Read

Kayvan Novak's R4 show

Kayvan Novak's R4 show

Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak is making The Celebrity Voicemail Show, a new comedy series for Radio 4. Read

Keith Harris dies aged 67

Keith Harris dies aged 67

Comedy entertainer Keith Harris, best known for his ventriloquist performances with his puppet Orville, has died. Read

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Sandi Toksvig has announced she is to step down as host of The News Quiz, the hit Radio 4 panel show. Read

Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip. Read

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

Missing TV sketch shows?

Missing TV sketch shows?

The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read

Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read

Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

Jan Etherington interview

Jan Etherington interview

We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read

Friday Night Dinner 4

Friday Night Dinner 4

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

Have you made a short film?

Have you made a short film?

Short Com is open for comedy film submissions for its 2015/2016 touring schedule of screenings. Read

Alan Partridge book sequel

Alan Partridge book sequel

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

Zig and Zag are back!

Zig and Zag are back!

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

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale interview

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

Terry Jones - Bath Plug

Terry Jones - Bath Plug

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

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will take the lead role in Tripped, a comedy drama series for E4. Read

E4 orders Aliens comedy

E4 orders Aliens comedy

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

Max & Ivan on their R4 show

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

Bethan Roberts wins in Bath

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

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins will host the pilot episode of Insert Name Here, a new comedy panel show format for BBC Two. Read

As Yet Untitled - Series 3

As Yet Untitled - Series 3

Unscripted chat format Alan Davies As Yet Untitled is to return to Dave for a third series. There'll be 10 episodes. Read

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell has signed up to play William Shakespeare in Upstart Crow, a sitcom pilot for BBC Two. Read

You, Me & Them interviews

You, Me & Them interviews

Seven members of the cast of UKTV Gold sitcom You, Me & Them talk about the second series of their show. Read

39 Steps - 4 play 139 roles

39 Steps - 4 play 139 roles

The 39 Steps is one of the West End's longest-running and funniest plays. We take a look at the show here. Read

Seann Walsh interview

Seann Walsh interview

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

The Interviews - new series

The Interviews - new series

Kenneth Williams and The Two Ronnies are amongst the comedians profiled in new Gold series The Interviews. Read

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

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

No more Up The Women

Jessica Hynes's suffragette sitcom Up The Women will not return for a third series. BBC2 has given it the axe. Read

'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

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

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read