List Of Comedies By Year

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

The Kumars

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include The Kumars (pictured), Grass Roots, Flack and Scrotal Recall.

The Johnny & Inel Show

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included The Johnny & Inel Show (pictured), The Two Ronnies Spectacle, Count Arthur Strong and Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips.

John Bishop's Big Year

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included John Bishop's Big Year (pictured), A Touch Of Cloth, Clive Dunn: A Tribute and Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life.

Kabadasses

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Kabadasses (pictured), Small, Far Away - The World Of Father Ted, The Comedy Genius Of John Sullivan and The Warm Up Guy.

Shelfstackers

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Shelfstackers (pictured), Rich Hall: Hell No I Ain't Happy, The Secret Census and The Morgana Show.

Toyboize

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Toyboize (pictured), Ladies Of Letters, Russell Brand: Doing Life and Ruth Jones.

Comedy Classics

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Comedy Classics (pictured), Empty, Placebo and Greatest Comedy Catchphrases.

The Smallest Game In Town

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included The Smallest Game In Town (pictured), Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Live, Joyce Grenfell - Comedy With Breeding and Living With Two People You Like Individually... But Not As A Couple.

Rich Hall's Cattle Drive

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Rich Hall's Cattle Drive (pictured), Hotel Babylon, Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! and The Ultimate Sitcom.

The Late Edition

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included The Late Edition (pictured), Marigold, Harry Hill's Shark Infested Custard and Bill Bailey: Part Troll.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (pictured), Doctors + Nurses, Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere and Bosom Pals.

Grass

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Grass (pictured), The Pilot Show, The Richard Taylor Interviews and Life Beyond The Box.

The Story Of Only Fools And Horses

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included The Story Of Only Fools And Horses (pictured), Dead Ringers, The Anti-Establishment Club and Cavegirl.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (pictured), Harry Hill's TV Burp, Knife & Wife and Lee Evans - So What Now?.

Cinderella

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Cinderella (pictured), The Way It Is, Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned and Cor, Blimey!.

Heart & Sole

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Heart & Sole (pictured), The Entertainer, Let Them Eat Cake and Joe's Pop Shop.

Rex The Runt

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Rex The Runt (pictured), Heartburn Hotel, The Royle Family and Bob Monkhouse On Campus.

Cold Feet

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Cold Feet (pictured), Lust For Glorious, 25 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine and Hospital!.

Never Mind The Horrocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Horrocks (pictured), Snug And Cozi, An Evening With... and Brian Conley - Alive And Dangerous.

Game On

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Game On (pictured), A Close Shave, Searching and The Chamber.

The Fast Show

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included The Fast Show (pictured), Honey For Tea, Digance In Scotland and The All-New Alexei Sayle Show.

Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge (pictured), Goodnight Sweetheart, Conjugal Rites and Brace Yourself Sydney.

The Weekenders

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included The Weekenders (pictured), Love Hurts, Absolutely Fabulous and Desperately Seeking Roger.

Murder Most Horrid

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Murder Most Horrid (pictured), A Shoe Fetishist's Guide To Bruce Morton, The Brittas Empire and Bottom.

The Piglet Files

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included The Piglet Files (pictured), Uncle Jack..., Nightingales and Nothing Like A Royal Show!.

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), Bodger & Badger, I, Lovett and Surgical Spirit.

Rab C. Nesbitt

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Rab C. Nesbitt (pictured), Chelmsford 123, Palace Hill and Red Dwarf.

High & Dry

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included High & Dry (pictured), Father Matthew's Daughter, Bad Boyes and The Beiderbecke Tapes.

Yes, Prime Minister

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Yes, Prime Minister (pictured), Executive Stress, The Two Of Us and Come Dancing With Jools Holland.

All In Good Faith

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included All In Good Faith (pictured), Happy Families, Copy Cats and Cool It.

The Kit Curran Radio Show

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included The Kit Curran Radio Show (pictured), Tripper's Day, Poor Little Rich Girls and Night Beat News.

No Place Like Home

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included No Place Like Home (pictured), Struggle, The Climber and Brass.

L For Lester

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included L For Lester (pictured), The Young Ones, Comic Roots and Dogfood Dan And The Carmarthen Cowboy.

Only Fools And Horses

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Only Fools And Horses (pictured), Three Of A Kind, Carrott Del Sol and Kinvig.

Nice Work

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Nice Work (pictured), Him And His Magic, The Nesbitts Are Coming and Cowboys.

Potter

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Potter (pictured), Of Mycenae And Men, Not The Nine O'Clock News and Bloomers.

Butterflies

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Butterflies (pictured), Mixed Blessings, The Morecambe & Wise Show and The Kenny Everett Video Show.

Naught For Thy Comfort

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Naught For Thy Comfort (pictured), Tom O'Connor, Eric Sykes Shows A Few Of Our Favourite Things and Graham's Gang.

Cilla's World Of Comedy

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Cilla's World Of Comedy (pictured), Tom, Dick And Harry, Nuts In May and Potter's Picture Palace.

The Good Life

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included The Good Life (pictured), The Growing Pains Of PC Penrose, The Last Of The Best Men and Going, Going, Gone... Free?.

How's Your Father

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included How's Your Father (pictured), My Name Is Harry Worth, A Girl's Best Friend and Des O'Connor Entertains.

Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads? (pictured), Spanner's Eleven, Nobody Is Norman Wisdom and Last Of The Summer Wine.

His Lordship Entertains

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included His Lordship Entertains (pictured), The Last Goon Show Of All, My Good Woman and Shut That Door!.

The Fenn Street Gang

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Fenn Street Gang (pictured), It's Awfully Bad For Your Eyes, Darling..., Frankie Howerd's Hour and An Apple A Day.

The Lovers

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Lovers (pictured), Mike And Bernie's Special: A Tale Of Two Winters, The Goodies and Keep 'Em Rolling.

The Gnomes Of Dulwich

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included The Gnomes Of Dulwich (pictured), Pity Poor Edie Married To Him, Tommy Cooper and Ours Is A Nice House.

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, Cooper At Large and Kindly Leave The Stage.

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), Do Not Adjust Your Set, Mr Aitch and That's Show Business.

George And The Dragon

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included George And The Dragon (pictured), Beggar My Neighbour, Jennings and The End Of The Tunnel.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Porterhouse - Private Eye (pictured), Betsy Mae, Hudd and A Slight Case Of....

Beyond The Fringe

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included Beyond The Fringe (pictured), Scott On..., Not So Much A Programme More A Way Of Life and ABC Of Britain.

Marriage Lines

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Marriage Lines (pictured), Nicked At The Bottle, Shamrot and Bud.

Two Of A Kind

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Two Of A Kind (pictured), At Home With Jimmy And Ben, The Status Symbol and Dial RIX.

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), Clicquot Et Fils, Arthur Haynes Entertains and Happily Ever After.

Citizen James

1960

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

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Para Handy - Master Mariner, The Two Charleys and Frankly Howerd.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), The Frankie Howerd Show, Educating Archie and Herlock And Sholmes.

The Arthur Haynes Show

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Arthur Haynes Show (pictured), Sheep's Clothing, The Benny Hill Show and My Pal Bob.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Those Kids, Home James and Tracey And Me.

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), Curtains For Harry, The Benny Hill Show and Life With The Lyons.

Fast And Loose

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Fast And Loose (pictured), Emney Enterprises, Friends And Neighbours and Clive Dunn.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Barbara With Braden, Peter's Troubles and Reggie Little At Large.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included Don't Spare The Horses, My Wife Jacqueline and The Howerd Crowd.

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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, Caught Napping and At Your Service, Ltd.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Don't Look Now, Camping and Joyce Grenfell.

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included Just For Fun, The Handle Bar and Merry-Go-Round.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1946. New shows launched this year included Pinwright's Progress (pictured), The Village Store, Joyce Grenfell 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, Ronald Frankau and Percy Ponsonby....

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Half-An-Hour, Stanelli's Bachelor Party and Moving Furniture.

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included The Disorderly Room, Clapham And Dwyer and Billy Maloney.

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.

Pre-Gig Notes: Photos

Pre-Gig Notes: Photos

A photo gallery providing an intimate insight into the pre-gig routines and notes of some of comedians. Read

Foster's Award Nominees

Foster's Award Nominees

The shortlists for the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 is here: Read

WitTank get E4 sitcom pilot

WitTank get E4 sitcom pilot

The sketch group WitTank, stars of Live At The Electric, are now developing a sitcom project for E4. Read

New show for Hugh Dennis

New show for Hugh Dennis

Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis is to appear in You Should See My Family, a new hybrid comedy format. Read

Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan

Stand-up Romesh Ranganathan talk schools, comedy writing advice and more in this interview. Read

Adam Hills new panel show

Adam Hills new panel show

Channel 4 are to pilot a new panel show format hosted by Adam Hills called Welcome To My World. Read

Stuart Goldsmith interview

Stuart Goldsmith interview

An interview with stand-up comedian and podcast host Stuart Goldsmith. What is his own masterplan? Read

SYTYF? finalists

SYTYF? finalists

Profiles of the nine new stand-up comedians taking part in the So You Think You're Funny? final. Read

The Full Monty live show

The Full Monty live show

Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn and Louis Emerick are amongst the stars for The Full Monty live UK tour. Read

Top 10 Fringe jokes 2014

Top 10 Fringe jokes 2014

Tim Vine has won the award for the funniest joke at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe festival. Top 10 gag

Holly Walsh poster award

Holly Walsh poster award

Holly Walsh's Edinburgh Fringe marketing design has won at the first ever Comedy Poster Awards. View

Tom Craine interview

Tom Craine interview

Stand-up comic Tom Craine talks about the cultural panic that exists around being single nowadays. Read

Video: Hangover cures

Video: Hangover cures

A bunch of comedians offer their suggested cures for that inevitable festival-based hangover. Watch

Lee Evans iPhone game

Lee Evans iPhone game

Lee Evans has launched 5 Minutes Mr. Evans!, a game for the iPhone/iPad. Get him to his gig on time. Read

Harry Hill's BBC1 show

Harry Hill's BBC1 show

Harry Hill is reportedly working on a scripted comedy show for the BBC. Few other details are known. Read

Miranda Hart's new show

Miranda Hart's new show

Miranda Hart will host a revival of BBC gameshow The Generation Game. Maybe. It's confusing. Read

Celia Pacquola wins award

Celia Pacquola wins award

Stand-up Celia Pacquola has been named the winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014. Read

Tim Key's ghost story

Tim Key's ghost story

Watch Tim Key tell a five minute tale about ghosts at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's chilling stuff. Watch

ITV to revive iconic show

ITV to revive iconic show

Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican amongst the stars for a Sunday Night At The London Palladium revival. Read

Live Scriber interview

Live Scriber interview

An interview with Peter Morey, who is documenting gigs by creating a unique real-time illustration. Read

Luke McQueen's stunt

Luke McQueen's stunt

Luke McQueen tricked people into thinking they had Frankie Boyle tickets. They weren't happy. Read

Scottish poll mockumentary

Scottish poll mockumentary

Channel 4 is to screen Scotland In A Day, a one-off mockumentary tied to the Scottish Independence poll. Read

Morgan & West: Magical GIFs

Morgan & West: Magical GIFs

Magical comedy duo Morgan & West present their favourite magical animated GIFs. Funny, clever. Watch

Comedy Video Website Fails

Comedy Video Website Fails

A look at why the comedy video websites Comedybox, MySpace and Funny Or Die all closed. Read

NewsRevue interview

NewsRevue interview

Emma Taylor, the producer behind long-running sketch show NewsRevue, talks about the show here: Read

The Job Lot: Series 2

The Job Lot: Series 2

A behind-the-scenes guide to the forthcoming second series of The Job Lot. Includes a video. Read

Boomers interviews

Boomers interviews

The cast of new sitcom Boomers talk about growing old, and why their new sitcom is set to appeal. Read

Stars at your service

Stars at your service

Russell Howard, Al Murray, Greg Davies, Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert will be in Stars At Your Service. Read

Watson, Key and Basden

Watson, Key and Basden

Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden are to reunite for a new Radio 4 comedy series in September. Read

Stand-up sign language

Stand-up sign language

We chat to Catherine King, who provides sign language interpretation at various stand-up gigs. Read

Off Their Rockers Series 3

Off Their Rockers Series 3

ITV has ordered a third series of Off Their Rockers, the hidden camera prank show which involves OAP actors. Read

Scrotal Recall cast

Scrotal Recall cast

Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings have been announced as the stars of Scrotal Recall. Read

The Football's On again

The Football's On again

Ian Stone will return to BT Sport from next week with a second series of The Football's On comic chat show. Read

BAFTA Rocliffe 2014 winners

BAFTA Rocliffe 2014 winners

The winning writers in the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase contest have been revealed. Read

James Corden - a US star?

James Corden - a US star?

A US website has reported that James Corden will take over as host on The Late Late Show in America. Read

Joke Thieves format for TV

Joke Thieves format for TV

A live comedy format in which comics must perform each others' routines is being developed for BBC Two. Read

David Brent film in works

David Brent film in works

Ricky Gervais will star as The Office's David Brent in new film Life On The Road. Read

ITV orders Delivery Man

ITV orders Delivery Man

ITV has ordered a full series of The Delivery Man, a new sitcom about a male midwife. Read

Stag comedy to BBC Two

Stag comedy to BBC Two

BBC Two has ordered Stag, a "Cluedo-esque" comedy series, from The Wrong Mans team. Sounds good. Read

Almost Royal interview

Almost Royal interview

An interview with Georgie and Poppy, the minor aristocrats characters from E4's new show Almost Royal. Read

Siblings interviews

Siblings interviews

Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton talk about taking on the lead roles in new BBC Three sitcom Siblings. Read

Fringe shows at Odeon

Fringe shows at Odeon

Three comedy shows are to be transmitted from the Edinburgh Fringe to Odeon cinemas nationwide. Read

Meet the No Strings puppets

Meet the No Strings puppets

We encountered a group of puppets on the streets of Edinburgh who were planning an improv Fringe show. View

Steve Hall blog

Steve Hall blog

Steve Hall explains why he's resisted the urge to go to Edinburgh. Instead he's performing in London. Read

Jarred Christmas blog

Jarred Christmas blog

Jarred Christmas introduces the show he is putting on at the Phoenix Fringe with beat boxer Hobbit. Read

1st show distractions

1st show distractions

A bike race, a fire alarm and a pig have been amongst the things that have disrupted Fringe shows. Read

Susan Calman & Rob Newman

Susan Calman & Rob Newman

Susan Calman and Rob Newman both have brand new Radio 4 series with Hat Trick, it has been confirmed. Read

Kenny Ireland - RIP

Kenny Ireland - RIP

Actor Kenny Ireland, best known as Benidorm swinger Donald Stewart, has died aged 68. Read

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Internet star Dapper Laughs is to front an ITV2 comedy/reality show called Dapper Laughs On The Pull. Read

Rhys James sitcom

Rhys James sitcom

Stand-up comic Rhys James has published a five-part sitcom to promote his Edinburgh show. Watch

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 is hosting a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The gig will be streamed live. Read

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. Read

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most impossible-to-follow act you've ever seen. Read

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show involving electronic machines pranking the public. Read

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Read

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls. Read

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune. Read

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls, the Sky Living sitcom set around a group of promo girls, is switching to Comedy Central. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott talks about the return of the 'sleeper hit' sitcom The Mimic, and how to do impressions. Read

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

An interview with MC Grindah and DJ Beats, the characters at the centre of BBC3's People Just Do Nothing. Read

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis provides this handy guide on how to deal with other people on social networking websites. Read

Top 10 from Monty Python

Top 10 from Monty Python

A public poll has revealed the nation's top ten favourite Monty Python sketches. Results here. Read

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

Ventriloquist Nina Conti is working on a new show for BBC Two called Nina Conti's Va-Va-Riety Show. Read

Rhod Gilbert's new job

Rhod Gilbert's new job

Rhod Gilbert has been named as the new permanent host of panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Read

Ben Miller interview

Ben Miller interview

Ben Miller speaks about how he went from uni to becoming one of the biggest names in UK comedy. Read

Dead Ringers is back!

Dead Ringers is back!

Exciting news: Radio 4 is reviving its hit impressions show Dead Ringers after a break of seven years. Read

E4 to screen Almost Royal

E4 to screen Almost Royal

E4 is to show Almost Royal, the BBC America comedy series in which two actors pretend to be royalty. Read

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

The BBC is reportedly looking into the possibility of a chat show hosted by Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs Brown. Read

Horrible Histories 6?

Horrible Histories 6?

Childrens' sketch series Horrible Histories may return to screens for a 6th series. Perhaps. Hopefully. Read

Katie Mulgrew blog

Katie Mulgrew blog

Katie Mulgrew explains why she couldn't think of anything worse than going out with a comedian. Read

Stephen Merchant on the USA

Stephen Merchant on the USA

It's Independence Day in America. Here is Stephen Merchant's pro-UK message to the country. Watch

I Live With Models pilot

I Live With Models pilot

Comedy Central is piloting a sitcom which focuses on a chubby hand model living with hot flatmates. Read

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

A look at ten of the best-known acts who will be performing at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival this August. Read

Fringe Visitor Guide

Fringe Visitor Guide

A guide to visiting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. How to get there, where to stay, what to see... Read

Danny Baker's comedy drama

Danny Baker's comedy drama

The BBC is reportedly working on Cradle To Grave, an eight-part comedy drama created by Danny Baker. Read

Crackanory 2 line-up

Crackanory 2 line-up

David Mitchell is amongst the stars reading stories for Series 2 of Crackanory. The full list here: Read

You, Me & Them again

You, Me & Them again

You, Me & Them, the GOLD sitcom starring Anthony Head and Eve Myles, has been given a 2nd series. Read

Mid Morning Matters 2

Mid Morning Matters 2

The second series of Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters is now being filmed, plus a 'hard-hitting special'. Read

New Fighting Talk team

New Fighting Talk team

Josh Widdicombe and Georgie Thompson have been named as the new hosts of Fighting Talk. Read

Monty Python as Paper People

Monty Python as Paper People

Make models of Monty Python stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

Aisling Bea, Liam Mullone, Bob Mills and former MP Tom Levitt join the topical panel show podcast. Listen

Yonderland - Series 2

Yonderland - Series 2

Sky1's hit fantasy comedy series Yonderland - from the Horrible Histories gang - is to return next year. Read

Zawe Ashton stars in Cut

Zawe Ashton stars in Cut

Fresh Meat star Zawe Ashton leads the cast for Cut, the new comedy drama series from Channel 4. Read

CBBC goes to Scream Street

CBBC goes to Scream Street

CBBC has ordered 52 episodes of stop-motion animated series Scream Street, based on the books. Read

David Hasselhoff's TV show

David Hasselhoff's TV show

Channel Dave is creating Hoff the Record. David Hasselhoff plays a fictionalised version of himself. Read

Bill Bailey's sketch show

Bill Bailey's sketch show

Bill Bailey has revealed he is working on a new TV sketch show which will involve spoofing TV and films. Read

Monty Python's fan club

Monty Python's fan club

Monty Python have launched an official fan club. You can now sign up for Monty Python's SPAM Club. Read

After Hours now filming

After Hours now filming

Sky1 has ordered After Hours, a new comedy series about an 18 year-old who has his heart broken. Read

Mrs. Brown's Boys spin-offs

Mrs. Brown's Boys spin-offs

Brendan O'Carroll has revealed he is writing two new films spinning off from Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie. Read

Limmy to publish book

Limmy to publish book

Scottish comedian Limmy is writing a comedy book called Daft Wee Stories. It'll be in shops in 2015. Read

Ha Ha Robin Hood

Ha Ha Robin Hood

Cannon & Ball and Su Pollard are to star in a touring comic play based on the Robin Hood story. Read

How I wrote a WW1 rap

How I wrote a WW1 rap

Lee Henman talks about writing and composing an 'epic rap battle' short for iPlayer's WW1 Uncut. Read

BBC Comedy Feeds 2014

BBC Comedy Feeds 2014

The BBC has announced the 9 shows which will make up its 2014 Comedy Feeds pilot strand. Read

Damn The Torpedoes!

Damn The Torpedoes!

The military-based BFBS Radio has ordered more episodes of the sketch show Damn The Torpedoes! Read

Mr Men Breaking Bad

Mr Men Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad in the style of Mr Men. This sketch absolutely nails it. It's a brilliant job worth a look. Watch

Richard Lumsden interview

Richard Lumsden interview

Comic actor Richard Lumsden talks about his career highlights, and the latest movie he's in: Downhill. Read

Pompidou now filming

Pompidou now filming

Filming has begun on Pompidou, the new prime-time visual comedy series created by Matt Lucas. Read

Trodd en Bratt interview

Trodd en Bratt interview

An interview with Lucy Trodd and Ruth Bratt, the stars of Radio 4's fresh new sketch show series. Read

Rik & Ade: Dangerous Minds

Rik & Ade: Dangerous Minds

Following Rik Mayall's sad death, it's time to dig out a revealing interview with Ade Edmondson. Read

Sam Kelly dies aged 70

Sam Kelly dies aged 70

Actor Sam Kelly, best known as 'Allo 'Allo!'s Hans Geering and Porridge's Bunny Warren, has died. Read

World Cup videos

World Cup videos

To get you in the mood for the England game, here's 6 comedian-led World Cup music videos. Watch

Milton Jones new sitcom

Milton Jones new sitcom

Stand-up comedian Milton Jones is developing a sitcom for the BBC. The show will be set in a shop. Read

Milton Jones Live 2015

Milton Jones Live 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Temple of Daft, the new 2015 stand-up tour from popular stand-up Milton Jones. Read

Monty Python Live on TV

Monty Python Live on TV

GOLD is to screen the final ever performance of Monty Python Live directly from The O2. Read

BBC New Comedy Award

BBC New Comedy Award

The entry form to take part in the BBC New Comedy Award stand-up contest is now online. Get involved. Details

Russell Howard's big deal

Russell Howard's big deal

Russell Howard has signed a deal with Comedy Central which will see him front 42 new episodes. Read

CTRL Freaks interview

CTRL Freaks interview

Jacob Edwards, Dave Gibson and Bec Hill - the stars of London Live's CTRL Freaks - talk about the show. Read

Alt Comedy Experience 2

Alt Comedy Experience 2

The line-up for the 2nd series of Comedy Central's The Alternative Comedy Experience is named: Read

Grimsby cast revealed

Grimsby cast revealed

Johnny Vegas and David Harewood are amongst the actors joining Sacha Baron Cohen's film Grimsby. Read

Ambassadors to return?

Ambassadors to return?

Reports suggest Mitchell & Webb's Ambassadors could return for another series... but as a drama. Read

Rik Mayall: A video tribute

Rik Mayall: A video tribute

We can't quite believe Rik Mayall is no longer with us. Watch some of his career highlights here. Watch

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

Rik Mayall, one of British comedy's best loved comedy actors, has died unexpectedly at the age of 56. Read

Detectorists filming starts

Detectorists filming starts

Filming has started on Detectorists, a new sitcom written and directed by The Office star Mackenzie Crook. Read

Hank Zipzer - Series 2

Hank Zipzer - Series 2

CBBC has ordered a second series of Hank Zipzer, the comedy drama created by Henry Winkler. Read

Russell Howard on BBC2

Russell Howard on BBC2

The BBC have announced that Russell Howard's Good News is moving to the more high profile BBC Two. Read

Michael McIntyre 2015 tour

Michael McIntyre 2015 tour

Michael McIntyre will tour arenas the UK and Ireland in 2015 with his new show, Happy & Glorious. Read

New Kevin Bridges specials

New Kevin Bridges specials

Kevin Bridges will host three new BBC One specials this year, charting sport and politics. Read

Cardinal Burns to tour UK

Cardinal Burns to tour UK

Award-winning comedy duo Cardinal Burns are to follow on from their Channel 4 show with a UK tour. Read

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

An unruly special episode of the Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown podcast, featuring the stars of Badults. Listen

New staff for Trollied 4

New staff for Trollied 4

Miriam Margolyes, Aisling Bea, Stephen Tompkinson and Jack Carroll are joining the cast of Trollied. Read

Apocalypse Next Tuesday

Apocalypse Next Tuesday

An interview with the author of hit book Apocalypse Next Tuesday. Plus a 25% discount code for you too. Read

Comedy Central roasts KSI

Comedy Central roasts KSI

Comedy Central is making KSI: Demolished, a show in which YouTube star KSI will be roasted. Read

ITV2 orders Bad Bridesmaids

ITV2 orders Bad Bridesmaids

ITV2 has ordered six episodes of Bad Bridesmaids, a new format in which comedians disrupt hen nights. Read

Matt Edmondson interview

Matt Edmondson interview

Matt Edmondson introduces his new show, TV OD, in this interview. He talks about TV on social media too. Read

Omid Djalili World Cup song

Omid Djalili World Cup song

Omid Djalili has released England's Going Out (To Do It Again), a song to tie in with the World Cup. Read

Julia Davis short film

Julia Davis short film

The Bird, a short film starring Julia Davis, has been published online. You can watch it here for free: Read

Joan Collins in Benidorm

Joan Collins in Benidorm

ITV have confirmed that Joan Collins will return to Benidorm as hotel boss Crystal Hennessy-Vass. Read

Jason Bent joins England

Jason Bent joins England

Jason Bent was apprehended by police after he attempted to blend in with the England football squad. Read

H2G2 chapters found

H2G2 chapters found

Chapters that Douglas Adams cut from the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy novels have been found. Read

C4 orders a Catastrophe

C4 orders a Catastrophe

Channel 4 has ordered a full series of Catastrophe, a new sitcom from Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Read

Johnny Vegas pottery story

Johnny Vegas pottery story

Here's a classic story about the antics of Johnny Vegas taken from the new comedy book Secret Kilkenny. Read

7m views - what's it like?

7m views - what's it like?

An interview with Lauris Beinerts, the creator of a YouTube sketch which has become a huge viral hit. Read

Cardinal Burns - Fan Q&A

Cardinal Burns - Fan Q&A

The sketch show Cardinal Burns has just finished on TV. Here the stars answer some questions from fans. Read

Alexander Armstrong show

Alexander Armstrong show

Alexander Armstrong is to host You Must Be Joking!, a new comedy entertainment show pilot. Read

Museum of Comedy opens

Museum of Comedy opens

London's first Museum of Comedy has now opened, promising an exciting array of artefacts and events. Read

Eric Morecambe: 30 years on

Eric Morecambe: 30 years on

30 years since his sudden death, we talk to the son of Eric Morecambe to reflect on his life and legacy. Read

Pappy's Flatshare on TV?

Pappy's Flatshare on TV?

The hit panel show podcast format Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown could become a TV series. Read

One Direction sitcom?

One Direction sitcom?

The boy band One Direction are reportedly working on making their own comedy sitcom pilot. Read