List Of Comedies By Year

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

Trying Again

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included Trying Again (pictured), Boomers, Boj and Mark Watson Live.

Billy Connolly - A Life In Pictures

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Billy Connolly - A Life In Pictures (pictured), The IT Crowd Manual, Drifters and Richard Briers: A Tribute.

Keith Lemon's LemonAid

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Keith Lemon's LemonAid (pictured), John Howard Davies: A Life In Comedy, A Civil Arrangement and Toast Of London.

One Foot In The Gravy

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included One Foot In The Gravy (pictured), Mount Pleasant, Life's Too Short and Hacker Time.

Norman Wisdom: His Story

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Norman Wisdom: His Story (pictured), Me & My Monsters, Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe and Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Live At The Palladium.

Russell Howard's Good News

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Russell Howard's Good News (pictured), Cowards, It's Only A Theory and The Story Of Slapstick.

Thank God You're Here

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Thank God You're Here (pictured), Silly Money, Marty Feldman - Six Degrees Of Separation and Lee Mack Live.

The Grumpy Guide To...

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included The Grumpy Guide To... (pictured), Comedy Shuffle, The Peter Serafinowicz Show and The Return Of 'Allo 'Allo!.

Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (pictured), FM, Live! Girls! Present Dogtown and Rich Hall's Cattle Drive.

The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (pictured), Swinging, Dead Man Weds and May Contain Nuts.

Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere (pictured), Shameless, Trapped and The World Stands Up.

Monkey Dust

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Monkey Dust (pictured), My New Best Friend, Paul & Pauline Calf's Cheese & Ham Sandwich and Comedy From Merton To Enfield.

The Book Group

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included The Book Group (pictured), RE:Brand, Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight In The Land and The Pooters.

Renegades Of Magina

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Renegades Of Magina (pictured), Arena: The Entertainers - Max Bygraves - I Wanna Tell You A Story, Fun At The Funeral Parlour and Can We Carry On, Girls?.

My Hero

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included My Hero (pictured), Cinderella, Marion And Geoff and Blouse And Skirt.

People Like Us

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included People Like Us (pictured), Pythonland, Either/Or and Funny Turns.

Jack Dee: Live At The London Palladium

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Jack Dee: Live At The London Palladium (pictured), Tottenham 2, This Morning With Richard Not Judy and The Creatives.

Stella Street

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Stella Street (pictured), Klinik!, Club Class and Introducing Tony Ferrino, Who And Why? A Quest.

The Adam And Joe Show

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included The Adam And Joe Show (pictured), The Preventers, Saturday Live and Dennis The Menace & Gnasher.

Dressing For Breakfast

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Dressing For Breakfast (pictured), N7, Pulp Video and The Best Of Kenny Everett's Television Shows.

Love On A Branch Line

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Love On A Branch Line (pictured), He's Pasquale, I'm Walsh, Common As Muck and Just William.

Jo Brand Through The Cakehole

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Jo Brand Through The Cakehole (pictured), Wild Oats, Q Milligan and Bonjour La Classe.

Sean's Show

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Sean's Show (pictured), Frankie's On..., Tall, Dark And Handsome and The Jack Dee Show.

Murder Most Horrid

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Murder Most Horrid (pictured), Gone To The Dogs, Teenage Health Freak and The Gravy Train Goes East.

Frankie Howerd On Campus

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd On Campus (pictured), Drop The Dead Donkey, Heil Honey I'm Home! and Dunrulin'.

A Grand Day Out With Wallace And Gromit

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included A Grand Day Out With Wallace And Gromit (pictured), All Change, Birds Of A Feather and Smith & Jones.

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), No Frills, Bruce And Ronnie and John Sessions.

Superfrank

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Superfrank (pictured), Running Wild, Father Matthew's Daughter and The Corner House.

Dear John....

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Dear John.... (pictured), Beadle's About, Bobby Davro's TV Annual and I Feel Fine.

Super Gran

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Super Gran (pictured), Inside Out, Kelly's Eye and Arthur And Phil Go Off....

The Magnificent Evans

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included The Magnificent Evans (pictured), Fast Forward, The Clairvoyant and Fresh Fields.

Blackadder

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Blackadder (pictured), No Problem!, Affairs Of The Heart and Tears Before Bedtime.

The Young Ones

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included The Young Ones (pictured), Carrott's Lib, Last Night Of The Poms and A.J. Wentworth, B.A..

That's My Boy

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included That's My Boy (pictured), If You Go Down In The Woods Today, Chintz and Dave Allen.

Yes Minister

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Yes Minister (pictured), An Audience With..., Pig In The Middle and Nanny Knows Best.

Two Up, Two Down

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Two Up, Two Down (pictured), The Ken Dodd Laughter Show, Only When I Laugh and The Knowledge.

Butterflies

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Butterflies (pictured), An Audience With Jasper Carrott, The Glums and Hinge And Bracket.

The Upchat Line

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included The Upchat Line (pictured), Robin's Nest, Graham's Gang and Maggie - It's Me!.

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin (pictured), Maggie And Her, Cilla's World Of Comedy and Harry.

Rule Britannia!

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Rule Britannia! (pictured), Honey, I Didn't Know You Cared and How Green Was My Father.

My Name Is Harry Worth

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included My Name Is Harry Worth (pictured), Badger's Set, Second Time Around and Sing The Lady Out Of Bed.

The Tommy Cooper Hour

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included The Tommy Cooper Hour (pictured), Another Fine Mess, Beryl's Lot and Black And Blue.

His Lordship Entertains

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included His Lordship Entertains (pictured), My Good Woman, Grubstreet and Pardon My Genie.

Bless This House

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included Bless This House (pictured), Tottering Towers, Some Matters Of Little Consequence and Ronnie Corbett In Bed.

The Goodies

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Goodies (pictured), Beyond Belief, The Lovers and The Kenny Everett Explosion.

The Liver Birds

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included The Liver Birds (pictured), The Suit, Pity Poor Edie Married To Him and In Loving Memory.

Dad's Army

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Dad's Army (pictured), The Ronnie Barker Playhouse, Here Comes Charlie Callas and The Frankie Howerd Show.

Blandings Castle

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Blandings Castle (pictured), Did You See Una?, Hooray For Laughter and Hicks And Stokes.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), Mr John Jorrocks, Room At The Bottom and Tarbuck At The Prince Of Wales.

Murray And Me

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Murray And Me (pictured), Me And My Big Mouth, Are There Any More At Home Like You? and The Time And Motion Man.

The Likely Lads

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Likely Lads (pictured), Frankie Howerd, Dave's Kingdom and The Valiant Varneys.

The Walrus And The Carpenter

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Walrus And The Carpenter (pictured), The Dick Emery Show, Marriage Lines and That's My Boy!.

That Was The Week That Was

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included That Was The Week That Was (pictured), The Telephone Call, The Reunion and At The Drop Of A Hat.

The Rag Trade

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Rag Trade (pictured), Faces Of Jim, The Arthur Askey Show and Moody In....

Bootsie And Snudge

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Bootsie And Snudge (pictured), Ladies And Gentle-Men, The Charlie Drake Show and Meet The Champ.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Don't Tell Father, Gala Opening and Tell It To The Marines.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), On With The Show, Charlie Drake In... and The Charlie Drake Show.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), Eric Sykes Presents Peter Sellers, People Like Us and Three 'Tough' Guys.

Hancock's Half Hour

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Hancock's Half Hour (pictured), Joyce Grenfell Requests The Pleasure, A Show Called Fred and The Adventures Of Aggie.

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Sunday Night At The London Palladium (pictured), Look At It This Way, Christmas Box and Are Husbands Really Necessary?.

Running Wild

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Running Wild (pictured), Fast And Loose, The Big Man and Just Sally.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included The Good Old Days, Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School and Janet Brown.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included A Mixed Bag, The Howerd Crowd and Just For Fun.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included April Fool's Day, These Are The Days and Aladdin.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Mr Pastry's Progress, Camping and Friday Funny Man.

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949. New shows launched this year included Family Affairs, 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 Halesapoppin!, Comedy Capers and Birds Of A Feather.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included Going Places, The Handle Bar and Just For Fun.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

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

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 Take Two Eggs, Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon and Percy Ponsonby....

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Bath H&C, 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, Steve Geray And Magda Kun and Just For Fun!.

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.

Bad Education Movie is go

Bad Education Movie is go

Jack Whitehall has confirmed that his hit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education is heading to the big screen. Read

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez, the award-winning live comedy show hosted by Phil Ellis, is to be piloted as a TV show by the BBC. Read

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland has unveiled its comedy plans for 2015. They include a full series for Two Doors Down. Read

RTS Awards nominations

RTS Awards nominations

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse lead the comedy-based nominations in the Royal Television Society Awards. Read

Top Coppers filming now

Top Coppers filming now

Production is underway on Top Coppers, a new BBC comedy series starring John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos. Read

Matt Lucas interview

Matt Lucas interview

Matt Lucas talks about filming Pompidou, the visual comedy series for the BBC in which he plays an aristocrat. Read

Would I Lie To You? - S9

Would I Lie To You? - S9

Following strong ratings, the BBC has ordered 10 more episodes of its panel show Would I Lie To You?. Read

Do you run a funny blog?

Do you run a funny blog?

Do you write a funny blog, curate an amusing website or joke a lot on Twitter? If so, here's a competition: Read

Rare 1980s photo exhibition

Rare 1980s photo exhibition

Rare images of iconic 1980s British comedy stars are to be displayed at the Museum Of Comedy. Read

Russell Brand's podcast

Russell Brand's podcast

Russell Brand has announced he is to launch a new podcast. The Russell Brand Podcast will be a 24-part series. Read

Tom Little wins competition

Tom Little wins competition

Stand-up comedian Tom Little has won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 competition. Read

I Live With Models interview

I Live With Models interview

The main cast members involved in new Comedy Central sitcom I Live With Models introduce themselves. Read

Getting fit pitfalls

Getting fit pitfalls

Tiffany Stevenson talks us through some of the bad things that occur when you sort out your health and fitness. Read

Rik Mayall snowman series

Rik Mayall snowman series

Radio 4 Extra is to mark Rik Mayall's birthday by broadcasting The Last Hurrah - Interview With The Snowman. Read

Idil Sukan photo exhibition

Idil Sukan photo exhibition

Take a look at some of the iconic photos of comedians that feature in photographer Idil Sukan's London exhibition. View

Margaret Thatcher podcast

Margaret Thatcher podcast

Check out our funny new satirical comedy podcast. It's hosted by our former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher! Listen

Craft of Comedy Conference

Craft of Comedy Conference

Llandudno in North Wales is hosting The Craft of Comedy Writing Conference on the 24th and 25th April 2015. Read

Old Comedian Of The Year

Old Comedian Of The Year

The Museum of Comedy has a competition for 'comics who've been around long enough to know better'. Read

Elis James interview

Elis James interview

Crims star Elis James talks about preparing to helm Centrepoint's next Laughing Stock gala. Read

Dick Emery at 100

Dick Emery at 100

On what would have been his 100th birthday, we look at the life and work of character comic Dick Emery. Read

Chortle Awards nominees

Chortle Awards nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Chortle Awards have been revealed, with Funz And Gamez leading the pack. Read

Mark Steel's In Town 6

Mark Steel's In Town 6

The sixth series of radio comedy Mark Steel's In Town will be recorded between March and May. Read

Basil Brush is now online

Basil Brush is now online

Classic children's TV character Basil Brush is moving online, with a 32-part sketch show broadcasting on YouTube. Read

Shaun The Sheep facts

Shaun The Sheep facts

Here's some interesting facts about Shaun The Sheep Movie. For example, there are 1589 'baa' sounds in the film. Read

Hunderby to return

Hunderby to return

Julia Davis's black comedy Hunderby is to return later this year to Sky Atlantic for a two-part special. Read

ITV2 orders Job Lot Series 3

ITV2 orders Job Lot Series 3

ITV2 sitcom The Job Lot, starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland, will return for a third series. Read

Valentine's Day puns

Valentine's Day puns

Some pun-based jokes for Valentine's Day from Darren Walsh. Plus some additional themed cartoon illustrations too. View

Valentine's Day sketches

Valentine's Day sketches

A bunch of new sketches from British comedy groups, all of which are related to love and Valentine's Day. Watch

Funny Valentine's comedies

Funny Valentine's comedies

The BBC have released a collection of nine Valentine's-related original short comedy films exclusive to BBC iPlayer. Watch

Jack Docherty - TV pilot

Jack Docherty - TV pilot

Stop/Start, a Radio 4 sitcom by Jack Docherty about three married couples, is to be piloted for TV soon. Read

Leo Kearse: Pun Champion

Leo Kearse: Pun Champion

Leo Kearse has been named as the winner of the UK Pun Championships 2015. Read some of his gags here: Read

Detectorists award noms

Detectorists award noms

Nominations have been revealed for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2015. Read

Bad Robots to return for S2

Bad Robots to return for S2

E4 hidden-camera prank series Bad Robots will return for a second series. Read

E4 orders Crashing sitcom

E4 orders Crashing sitcom

E4 has commissioned a sitcom about six 20- and 30-somethings living in a disused hospital. Read

Goodness Gracious Me return

Goodness Gracious Me return

The team behind hit sketch show Goodness Gracious Me are to re-form again to make another special. Read

Lee & Herring podcast

Lee & Herring podcast

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring chat about their 1990s TV show, This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Listen

BattleActs on crowd ideas

BattleActs on crowd ideas

Improv group BattleActs sometimes receive unwanted advice from the audience. Here's their thoughts. Read

ITV's new puppet show

ITV's new puppet show

ITV is to launch Newzoids, a new satirical puppet show which is being dubbed 'a modern day Spitting Image'. Read

Vic & Bob live shows?

Vic & Bob live shows?

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer say they are planning to tour the UK with a live show later this year. Read

Rich Hall search pilot

Rich Hall search pilot

Rich Hall will host the pilot episode of Search History, a new comedy format based around the internet. Read

Channel 4 making The Cloud

Channel 4 making The Cloud

Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan are working together to write a new Channel 4 sitcom set on a spaceship. Read

Taskmaster line-up revealed

Taskmaster line-up revealed

Taskmaster, the new comedy show for channel Dave starring Greg Davies, will feature guests like Tim Key. Read

Comic Relief statues

Comic Relief statues

A series of statues of comedians has been unveiled by Comic Relief. The models will appear in shopping centres. Read

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm talks about the return of Uncle, and explains why he would love to swear at his young co-star. Read

Top 10 OFAH catchphrases

Top 10 OFAH catchphrases

Lovely Jubbly! A poll has determined the top 10 most used phrases from Only Fools And Horses. Cushti. Read

Nish Kumar hosts Newsjack

Nish Kumar hosts Newsjack

Stand-up comedian Nish Kumar has been named as the new host of Newsjack, the Radio 4 Extra sketch show. Read

Mark Watson's 27 hour gig

Mark Watson's 27 hour gig

Stand-up comedian Mark Watson is preparing to present a 27 hour long Comic Relief comedy gig. Read

Benidorm Series 8 ordered

Benidorm Series 8 ordered

ITV has ordered an 8th series of its hit sitcom Benidorm. 7 new episodes will be filmed later this year. Read

Rick Edwards pilot

Rick Edwards pilot

ITV2 is piloting Safe Word, a new panel show in which celebrity reputations are put in the hands of comedians. Read

Best TV show in 20 years?

Best TV show in 20 years?

The Office was amongst the winners at the 2015 Broadcast Awards, named best show in the past 20 years. Read

Stewart Lee versus touts

Stewart Lee versus touts

Stewart Lee has complained that tickets for his live shows are appearing on sites with nearly a 400% mark-up. Read

Democracy Dealers

Democracy Dealers

The team behind The Revolution Will Be Televised have filmed a political special called Revolution Presents. Read

Transgender sitcom filming

Transgender sitcom filming

Filming has begun on BBC Two sitcom Boy Meets Girl, focusing on a transgender relationship. Read

Ruth Jones interview

Ruth Jones interview

Ruth Jones reveals what viewers can expect from the fourth series of Stella, her hit Sky1 comedy drama. Read

Danielle Ward interview

Danielle Ward interview

Danielle Ward introduces her alter-ego Dani Frankenstein, talks about music, and how the circuit has changed. Read

Murder mystery comedy

Murder mystery comedy

BBC Three has commissioned a full series of comedy/murder-mystery format Murder In Successville. Read

Ted Robbins stage collapse

Ted Robbins stage collapse

Actor Ted Robbins has a suspected heart attack live on stage during the first Phoenix Nights Live show. Read

Neil Fitzmaurice interview

Neil Fitzmaurice interview

We talk to Neil Fitzmaurice ahead of Phoenix Nights' live stage revival for Comic Relief. Read

QI to be shown in the USA

QI to be shown in the USA

QI, the long-running British panel show hosted by Stephen Fry, is finally set to be broadcast in the USA. Read

David Jason interview

David Jason interview

David Jason talks about Only Fools And Horses, in the process revealing his favourite scene from the show. Read

R4's religious panel show

R4's religious panel show

Radio 4 is developing And God Laughs, a new panel show that will 'take a humorous look at religion'. Read

Let's Play Darts

Let's Play Darts

The comedians involved in Let's Play Darts For Comic Relief talk about how good they are at throwing the 'arrows'. Read

Catastrophe gets Series 2

Catastrophe gets Series 2

Channel 4 has recommissioned Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's sitcom Catastrophe. Read

Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are reportedly making a special to celebrate 25 years of their sketches. Read

8m see Still Open All Hours

8m see Still Open All Hours

The first series of Still Open All Hours came to a close last night with a peak of over 8m viewers. Read

(After) Life of Cook & Moore

(After) Life of Cook & Moore

A preview of 'Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore', the comic play about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Read

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

The results of the 9th Comedy.co.uk Awards. Cabin Pressure writer John Finnemore is the biggest winner. Read

Arthur Strong interview

Arthur Strong interview

BCG chats to Count Arthur Strong. Somehow he gets the impression we've booked him for Just A Minute. Read

New reality TV panel show

New reality TV panel show

ITV2 has ordered a brand new panel show focussed on the world of reality television. Read

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

The BBC has announced a set of 9 new iPlayer comedy programmes to mark Valentine's Day 2015. Read

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Sky has announced a raft of guest stars for Moone Boy Series 3, which returns to screens in March. Read

The Walshes axed

The Walshes axed

The BBC has axed new sitcom The Walshes, prompting writer Graham Linehan to complain. Read

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Mighty Boosh actor Rich Fulcher is to star in a Channel 4 sitcom pilot set around a struggling adult store. Read

Mr Bean is to return

Mr Bean is to return

Rowan Atkinson is to return as the hapless character Mr Bean for a new sketch for Comic Relief 2015. Read

Katherine Ryan gets pilot

Katherine Ryan gets pilot

Canadian comic Katherine Ryan is to host a pilot episode for her own series, The Katherine Ryan Show. Read

Catastrophe interview

Catastrophe interview

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talk about how Catastrophe, their new Channel 4 show was conceived. Read

Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival

100s of comedians will take part in Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 between 4th & 22nd February. Read

Stephen Mangan is pregnant

Stephen Mangan is pregnant

Episodes star Stephen Mangan is to play a pregnant man in Birthday, a comic drama coming to Sky Arts in 2015. Read

Inside No. 9 - Series 2

Inside No. 9 - Series 2

The second series of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's anthology show is filming now. More details here: Read

Fresh Meat - final series

Fresh Meat - final series

Channel 4 has confirmed it has ordered eight final episodes of university-based comedy drama Fresh Meat. Read

Al Murray, MP?

Al Murray, MP?

The Pub Landlord - aka Al Murray - is to stand in the election as an MP against UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Read

Chris Ramsey pilot

Chris Ramsey pilot

Chris Ramsey is working on a new comedy format for Channel 4 called Too Much Information. Read

Cockroaches interview

Cockroaches interview

The cast of ITV2's post-apocalyptic sitcom Cockroaches talk about the show. Jack Whitehall explains it's unique. Read

Most repeated shows 2014

Most repeated shows 2014

Here's a list of the ten British comedy shows that were repeated the most in 2014. LOTSW was top. Read

The Unbelievable Truth

The Unbelievable Truth

We've selected 10 great facts from David Mitchell's Radio 4 show The Unbelievable Truth. Have a look: Read

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

The hit panel show podcast returns. Pappy's are joined by guests Alex Brooker and Angela Barnes. Listen

Apocalypse Slough

Apocalypse Slough

Sky has ordered a comedy drama about characters from Slough, faced with a comet hurtling toward Earth. Read

Bad Education film

Bad Education film

Jack Whitehall is working on a film version of his BBC Three sitcom Bad Education, according to his father Michael. Read

Impractical Jokers pilot

Impractical Jokers pilot

Comedy Central has commissioned a pilot episode for a new version of the comedy format Impractical Jokers. Read

Josie Long interview

Josie Long interview

2014 saw the usually politics-fuelled Josie Long take a more personal fork of the comedy freeway. Interview

Rowan Atkinson as Henry 8th

Rowan Atkinson as Henry 8th

Rowan Atkinson is to return to TV comedy with a role in CBBC sketch show Horrible Histories. Read

Milton Jones podcast

Milton Jones podcast

Milton Jones joins Richard Herring to discuss killer heckles, when gigs go wrong and more besides. Listen

Jeremy Lloyd RIP

Jeremy Lloyd RIP

Jeremy Lloyd OBE, the co-creator of Are You Being Served? and 'Allo 'Allo!, has died at the age of 84. Read

David Walliams interview

David Walliams interview

David Walliams talks about bringing another one of his books, The Boy In The Dress, to television. Read

New Acts Of The Year 2015

New Acts Of The Year 2015

The finalists for the NATYS contest have been announced, but the organisers warn of problems with the circuit. Read

High Hopes returns in 2015

High Hopes returns in 2015

High Hopes, the BBC Wales sitcom which ran for six series between 1999 and 2008, is to return. Read

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

The internet has been busy creating lots of funny festive video sketches. Here's 20 of the best from 2014. Watch

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh has written us some festive jokes. There's a couple of drawings too. Read

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Read

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

Pointless star Richard Osman joins Richard Herring for an entertaining chat. Watch or listen here: Listen

New Christmas Cracker jokes

New Christmas Cracker jokes

The winners of UKTV Gold's Christmas Cracker joke competition have been announced. Read the top 10: Read

No Pressure To Be Festive

No Pressure To Be Festive

Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell host a festive edition of the No Pressure To Be Funny political podcast. Listen

Pun Championships 2015

Pun Championships 2015

Check out some of the puns from the comedians who will take part in the UK Pun Championships 2015. Read

Christmas TV Guide 2014

Christmas TV Guide 2014

A list of 25 festive comedy specials to look out for between now and 2015. There's lots of treats ahead: Read

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Shopping for gifts? We've plenty to choose from in our Christmas selection, from books to DVDs. Browse

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 has commissioned Space Ark, a new sci-fi sitcom pilot about a crew living on a spaceship. Read

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

Boomers and Citizen Khan will both return for another series, as the BBC outlines its plans for comedy in 2015. Read

Joke Thieves interview

Joke Thieves interview

Will Mars talks about his 'bulletproof' live comedy format Joke Thieves. It's on tour and heading for TV. Read

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman and Julian Barrett are to star in Flowers, a sitcom pilot about 'the ultimate dysfunctional family'. Read

Bob Monkhouse documentary

Bob Monkhouse documentary

UKTV Gold is to show Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, a three-part series presented by Paul O' Grady. Read

Toast Of London Series 3

Toast Of London Series 3

Channel 4 has ordered a third series of Toast Of London, its hit new comedy series starring Matt Berry. Read

Brian Pern interview

Brian Pern interview

Simon Day and Rhys Thomas, the creators of Brian Pern: A Life In Rock, talk about the second series. Read

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Early Doors stars John Henshaw and Mark Benton are amongst the cast for the Educating Bitchfield pilot. Read

Shop Newsletter

Shop Newsletter

We've relaunched our Shop Newsletter. Why not have a read through to see what catches your eye? Read

British comedy art

British comedy art

Check out some unique artworks inspired by classic British comedy shows like Blackadder and The Young Ones. View

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans has just made his first stand-up DVD. He chats with Si Hawkins about all things comedy. Read

Drunk History series

Drunk History series

Comedy Central orders a series in which comedians get very drunk and attempt to tell historical tales. Read

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal the prank show involving two actors pretending to be royalty, is to return for a 2nd series. Read

Winston Churchill facts

Winston Churchill facts

Happy 140th birthday to Winston Churchill. Here's some funny videos which reveal 10 'facts' about him. View

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

Father Ted and Toast co-writer Arthur Mathews is developing a new BBC sitcom about bailiffs. Read

Richard Gadd interview

Richard Gadd interview

A discussion with 'troubled comedian' Richard Gadd about topics such as mining one's life for material. Read

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary has signed a two book deal with a publishing company to write children's novels. Read

Phoenix Nights to return

Phoenix Nights to return

Peter Kay's much loved sitcom Phoenix Nights will return as a live stage show in January. Read

My Mad Fat Diary S3

My Mad Fat Diary S3

The comedy drama about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems is to return. Read

British Comedy Awards

British Comedy Awards

Who do you think will win at the British Comedy Awards? Have a guess on our interactive website. Enter

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front chats to Richard Herring about some of her comedy acting roles in this episode of RHLSTP. Listen

Virtually Famous returns

Virtually Famous returns

E4 has commissioned 2 new series of panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on internet celebrities. Read

BBC Xmas offerings

BBC Xmas offerings

The BBC has announced its Christmas comedy offerings. Amongst the shows is the end of hit sitcom Miranda. Read

British Comedy Awards K&Q

British Comedy Awards K&Q

Voting for the British Comedy Awards 2014 King or Queen category has launched. Pick from 6: Read

So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read

Laughing Horse finalists

Laughing Horse finalists

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition are listed here: Read

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how Aristotle got there first. Read

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard is to write his memoirs. He has signed a book deal with a US publishing company. Read

Gold to make more sitcoms

Gold to make more sitcoms

UKTV Gold has announced it is increasing its investment in new shows to develop five new sitcoms. Read

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese has been named as the most influential British comedy icon in a poll of the public. Read

Charlie Brooker wipes again

Charlie Brooker wipes again

BBC Two has ordered another series of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, and a round-up of 2014. Read

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing, the BBC Three sitcom set around a pirate radio station, has been given a 2nd series. Read

Stand-up newcomers report

Stand-up newcomers report

Nine of the brave souls who performed stand-up for the first time as part of a charity gig report back. Read

Sara Pascoe podcast

Sara Pascoe podcast

Stand-up Sara Pascoe is this week's guest on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Listen

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis's latest sitcom project, Morning Has Broken, has been given a full series by Channel 4. Read

Dapper Laughs won't return

Dapper Laughs won't return

ITV has confirmed that it will not order a second series of comedy-dating show Dapper Laughs: On The Pull. Read