List Of Comedies By Year

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

Come Again

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Come Again (pictured), Fake Reaction, Seann Walsh World and Bluestone 42.

The Function Room

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included The Function Room (pictured), A Running Jump, A Touch Of Cloth and Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia.

The Comedy Genius Of John Sullivan

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included The Comedy Genius Of John Sullivan (pictured), Twenty Twelve, Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live and Greatest Ever Carry On Films.

Zimbani

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Zimbani (pictured), The Trip, Albert's Memorial and Come Fly With Me.

Lee Evans - Big - Live At The O2

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Lee Evans - Big - Live At The O2 (pictured), Limmy's Show!, Mister Eleven and Jimmy Carr In Concert.

Pappy's Fun Club

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Pappy's Fun Club (pictured), Trexx And Flipside, Honest and Massive.

Russell Brand's Ponderland

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Russell Brand's Ponderland (pictured), Bonkers!, Other People and The Graham Norton Show.

Grownups

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Grownups (pictured), The Message, Pulling and Terry Pratchett's Hogfather.

According To Bex

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included According To Bex (pictured), 8 Out Of 10 Cats, A Bear's Tail and Ross Noble: Sonic Waffle.

The Mighty Boosh

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included The Mighty Boosh (pictured), The Worst Week Of My Life, Tracy And I and Green Wing.

My New Best Friend

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included My New Best Friend (pictured), Grass, Early Doors and The Bronx Bunny Show.

Still Game

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Still Game (pictured), Elvis Lives, Matthew & Tone and Reputations: Arthur Lowe.

2DTV

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included 2DTV (pictured), Daydream Believers, Linda Green and Arena: The Entertainers - Max Bygraves - I Wanna Tell You A Story.

Jam

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Jam (pictured), My Hero, My Family and Bob Martin.

Jack Dee Live In London

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Jack Dee Live In London (pictured), Spaced, The Flint Street Nativity and Bang Bang, It's Reeves And Mortimer.

The Royle Family

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Royle Family (pictured), Lost In France, In Exile and Big Train.

Armstrong And Miller

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Armstrong And Miller (pictured), Ant And Dec Unzipped, The Grimleys and Blind Men.

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), Never Mind The Horrocks, Asylum and The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin.

Father Ted

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Father Ted (pictured), Under The Moon, Bob Monkhouse On The Spot and Squawkie Talkie.

Carrott-U-Like

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Carrott-U-Like (pictured), Monster Café, Outside Edge and Love On A Branch Line.

Chef!

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Chef! (pictured), Harry's Mad, The Almost Complete History Of The 20th Century and The Brown Man.

Absolutely Fabulous

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Absolutely Fabulous (pictured), Kit And The Widow, Don't Tell Father and Shall We Gather At The River?.

2point4 Children

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included 2point4 Children (pictured), A Slight Hitch, Bottom and Fiddlers Three.

Drop The Dead Donkey

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Drop The Dead Donkey (pictured), Have I Got News For You, Set Of Six and Kappatoo.

Maid Marian And Her Merry Men

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Maid Marian And Her Merry Men (pictured), No Strings, Smith And Jones In Small Doses and Mike & Angelo.

No Frills

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included No Frills (pictured), Chelmsford 123, Streets Apart and The River.

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Morecambe & Wise On Stage (pictured), Kin Of The Castle, Stop That Laughing At The Back and Only An Excuse?.

Beadle's About

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Beadle's About (pictured), Slinger's Day, Comic Relief and A Very Peculiar Practice.

All In Good Faith

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included All In Good Faith (pictured), Three Up, Two Down, Mapp & Lucia and In Sickness & In Health.

Ever Decreasing Circles

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Ever Decreasing Circles (pictured), It's Going To Be Alright, Bottle Boys and Round And Round.

Up The Elephant And Round The Castle

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Up The Elephant And Round The Castle (pictured), The Bob Monkhouse Show, The Crystal Cube and Father's Day.

Goodbye Mr Kent

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Goodbye Mr Kent (pictured), Dead Ernest, Father Charlie and Funnybone.

Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore (pictured), Freddie Starr On The Road, Astronauts and Misfits.

Yes Minister

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Yes Minister (pictured), Grundy, Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse and Sink Or Swim.

Potter

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Potter (pictured), Lovely Couple, Feet First and Spooner's Patch.

Butterflies

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Butterflies (pictured), All You Need Is Cash, Pickersgill People and Margie And Me.

Don't Forget To Write!

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Don't Forget To Write! (pictured), Variations On A Theme, Odd Man Out and Citizen Smith.

Maggie And Her

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Maggie And Her (pictured), Yes - Honestly, Yanks Go Home and Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box.

The Good Life

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included The Good Life (pictured), Get Some In!, Dawsons Weekly and Honey.

...And Mother Makes Five

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included ...And Mother Makes Five (pictured), It's Only Me - Whoever I Am, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Thick As Thieves.

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), Robert's Robots, All Our Saturdays and Michael Bentine's Potty Time.

Cheap At Half The Price

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Cheap At Half The Price (pictured), Follies Of The Wise, Born Every Minute and Ben Spray.

Bless This House

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included Bless This House (pictured), Mike And Bernie's Show, Kindly Leave The Kerb and Doctor At Large.

Never Say Die

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Never Say Die (pictured), 'Wilton's' - The Handsomest Hall In Town, Who's Your Friend? and Keep 'Em Rolling.

The Complete And Utter History Of Britain

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included The Complete And Utter History Of Britain (pictured), World In Ferment, Girls About Town and Tommy Cooper.

Inside George Webley

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Inside George Webley (pictured), Her Majesty's Pleasure, Minding The Shop and Me Mammy.

At Last The 1948 Show

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included At Last The 1948 Show (pictured), Who Is Sylvia?, Around With Allen and Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width.

George And The Dragon

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included George And The Dragon (pictured), The Dickie Henderson Show, The Blackpool Show and The Whitehall Worrier.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Porterhouse - Private Eye (pictured), Are There Any More At Home Like You?, The Bed-Sit Girl and Barnaby Spoot And The Exploding Whoopee Cushion.

The Big Noise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Big Noise (pictured), The Hen House, Arkady Raikin and Foreign Affairs.

Fools Rush In

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Fools Rush In (pictured), Home From Home, Marriage Lines and Have You Read This Notice?.

Two Of A Kind

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Two Of A Kind (pictured), Sealed With A Loving Kiss, Bulldog Breed 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), Happily Ever After, Winning Widows and Three Live Wires.

Sykes And A...

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Sykes And A... (pictured), Mess Mates, The Love Of Mike and The Charlie Drake Show.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included The Arthur Askey Show, Don't Tell Father and On The Bright Side.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), The Frankie Howerd Show, Hotel Imperial and East End - West End.

The Arthur Haynes Show

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Arthur Haynes Show (pictured), These Are The Shows, Sheep's Clothing and The Most Likely Girl.

Hancock's Half Hour

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Hancock's Half Hour (pictured), The Max Bygraves Show, Double Cross and Those Kids.

Joan And Leslie

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Joan And Leslie (pictured), Arthur Askey, The Benny Hill Show 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), Happy Holidays, Emney Enterprises and And So To Bentley.

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1953

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

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included My Wife Jacqueline, The Howerd Crowd and A Flight Of Fancy.

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1951

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

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Joyce Grenfell, Out Of This World and Mr Pastry's Progress.

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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 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), Joyce Grenfell, Ballet 'How' 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 Percy Ponsonby..., Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon and Take Two Eggs.

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Light Relief, Byng-Ho! and Bath H&C.

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Clapham And Dwyer, Steve Geray And Magda Kun and Leslie Weston.

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.

Trying Again interviews

Trying Again interviews

Chris Addison, Jo Joyner, Charles Edwards, Alex Macqueen and more talk about Sky's Trying Again. Read

David Mitchell's new book

David Mitchell's new book

David Mitchell is currently compiling a new humorous book titled Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse. Read

A League Of Their Own x 3

A League Of Their Own x 3

Sky has struck a long-term deal with the producers of sports-based panel show A League Of Their Own. Read

Holli Dempsey interview

Holli Dempsey interview

Holli Dempsey, who plays Vicky in Derek, talks about her role. Is she like her character in real life? Read

The John Dredge Show

The John Dredge Show

Series 3 of John Dredge's critically acclaimed surreal sketch show podcast is now here. Check it out. Listen

Roisin Conaty interview

Roisin Conaty interview

Roisin Conaty introduces GameFace, her Channel 4 sitcom pilot about a woman muddling through life. Read

Fancy Meeting You Here

Fancy Meeting You Here

A look at Fancy Meeting You Here, the roving comedy show in which stand-ups offer free museum tours. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

New TV shows to look out for this week include Warren United, Derek, Trying Again and GameFace. Read

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda Hart is reportedly being lined-up to host a new version of classic BBC show The Generation Game. Read

New sitcom The Delivery Man

New sitcom The Delivery Man

Spy and Green Wing star Darren Boyd will play a midwife in The Delivery Man, a new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Josie Long podcast

Josie Long podcast

This week's episode of Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast has stories from guest Josie Long. Listen

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little and Stephen Tompkinson are to star in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Babylon series now filming

Babylon series now filming

Six episodes of Channel 4's police-based comedy drama Babylon are now being filmed in London. Read

Marcus Brigstocke interview

Marcus Brigstocke interview

A snapped heel, torn cruciate and broken relationship - 2014 has been turbulent for Marcus Brigstocke. Read

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host, called Morning Has Broken. Read

Trigger Happy TV USA

Trigger Happy TV USA

Dom Joly is reportedly having another go at taking his prank show Trigger Happy TV to America. Read

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray has announced a new Pub Landlord UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor: 20 years at the lager top. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read

Underbelly Festival returns

Underbelly Festival returns

The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank until the 13th July. Lots of comedy on offer. Read

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Want Doc Brown as a mentor?

Comedian Doc Brown will be offering free mentorship and career guidance via the Noise Festival website. Info

Jason Manford footy shows

Jason Manford footy shows

Channel Dave has signed up Jason Manford to provide the voiceover for three football-based specials. Read

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Tommy Cooper drama photos

Photos from ITV's new drama focusing on Tommy Cooper. The comic is portrayed by David Threlfall. View

Paul Whitehouse's new show

Paul Whitehouse's new show

BBC Two is to make a four-part comedy series based on Nurse, Paul Whitehouse's Radio 4 show. Read

A Seance For Thatcher

A Seance For Thatcher

'Bile merchant' Nathaniel Tapley has written this to explain why he's doing a Margaret Thatcher seance. Read

History Of Britain on DVD

History Of Britain on DVD

We take a look at the definitive box set of Terry Jones and Michael Palin's historical documentary spoof. Read

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Bath Fest's New Act winners

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill won at Bath Comedy Festival's 2014 New Act of the Year competition. Read

Bob Larbey interview

Bob Larbey interview

In this interview, top sitcom writer Bob Larbey - who died last week - talks about writing comedy. Read

Steve Best's Snapshots

Steve Best's Snapshots

Check out some of the interesting facts from Steve Best's photo book from the comedy circuit. View

BAFTA Awards nominees

BAFTA Awards nominees

The IT Crowd leads the comedy-related nominations for the 2014 BAFTA TV awards. See the full list here: Read

RIP Bob Larbey

RIP Bob Larbey

Bob Larbey, the prolific sitcom writer and creator of shows including The Good Life, has died aged 79. Read

Greg Davies podcast

Greg Davies podcast

Stand-up comedian and actor Greg Davies is a very funny man indeed. Check out this great interview. Listen

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central's new site

Comedy Central is creating a website featuring 'funny videos, lists, quizzes and articles featuring celebs'. Read

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge film sequel

Alan Partridge will return with a feature film sequel, as well as a new series and Coast-like special on Sky. Read

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python's new song!

Monty Python have published their brand new music track The Silly Walks Song. See the video here: Watch

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep - Trailer

Shaun The Sheep is coming to the big screen in 2015. Here's the first trailer for the film - it's funny. Watch

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Sony Radio Awards nominees

Bridget Christie and John Finnemore are amongst the comedy nominees for the Radio Academy Awards. Read

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Simon Nye's new sitcom

Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye is working on Private Parts, a new sitcom project set in a hotel. Read

Tommy Cooper trailer

Tommy Cooper trailer

The first look at David Threlfall playing Tommy Cooper in the new ITV drama. It's a rather good impression? Watch

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Audio: Vicar Of Dibley

Hear Dawn French appearing as The Vicar Of Dibley, as she delivers Radio 4's Thought For The Day. Listen

CBeebies comedy Boj

CBeebies comedy Boj

Jason Donovan is to provide his voice to Boj, a new animated comedy series for the CBeebies channel. Read

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

The trailer for the Mrs Brown's Boys movie. Agnes has to fight to save her market stall. Out in June. Watch

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart in new film

Miranda Hart has signed up to star in a big movie. She will appear in a film by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig. Read

Stella is not yet axed

Stella is not yet axed

Sky TV has denied the reports that Ruth Jones' comedy drama Stella will end after the next series. Read

Psychobitches - Series 2

Psychobitches - Series 2

Production is underway on the second series of Psycobitches, the excellent Sky Arts sketch show. Read

Chortle Awards 2014

Chortle Awards 2014

The results of the stand-up related awards run by the website Chortle have been announced. Read

Omid Djalili autobiography

Omid Djalili autobiography

The first volume of actor and stand-up comedian Omid Djalili's autobiography will be published later this year. Read

Keith Lemon's Keyhole 2

Keith Lemon's Keyhole 2

Keith Lemon will go Through The Keyhole again later this year in a second series of the comedy panel show. Read

Hebburn axed by BBC Two

Hebburn axed by BBC Two

BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, starring Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon & Vic Reeves will not return for a third series. Read

Top 5 Monty Python songs

Top 5 Monty Python songs

With a new Monty Python music album on the way, it's a good time to look back at some of their classics. Read

Rev interview

Rev interview

Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman talk about what is in store in the brand new series of BBC2 hit sitcom Rev. Read

David Brent back on TV?

David Brent back on TV?

Ricky Gervais has revealed he is working on an idea to bring David Brent back to television. Read

Watch the new OFAH sketch

Watch the new OFAH sketch

Watch the new Only Fools & Horses sketch filmed for Sport Relief here. Del, Rodney and Beckham: Watch

Robert Llewellyn podcast

Robert Llewellyn podcast

Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn is the guest for the latest episode of Richard Herring's podcast series. Listen

Danny Baker comedy drama

Danny Baker comedy drama

The BBC is working on a comedy drama based on the autobiography of broadcaster Danny Baker. Read

A tribute to Ernie Wise

A tribute to Ernie Wise

We pay tribute to comedy legend Ernie Wise on the 15th anniversary of his death. Read

Johnny Vegas in Benidorm

Johnny Vegas in Benidorm

ITV has ordered a seventh series of its holiday-based sitcom Benidorm with Johnny Vegas back on board. Read

New series for Trollied

New series for Trollied

Sky1 has ordered a fourth series of sitcom Trollied, and announced a partnership with US network FX. Read

PBH Free Fringe troubles

PBH Free Fringe troubles

Peter Buckley Hill, the founder of the PBH Free Fringe operation, has said he will not go to the festival. Read

Javone Prince sketch show

Javone Prince sketch show

PhoneShop star Javone Prince is developing The Javone Prince Show - a comedy show for the BBC. Read

BBC Three's new shows

BBC Three's new shows

BBC Three has announced new comedies 600 Days and Top Coppers, plus re-ordered three sitcoms. Read

New Monty Python album

New Monty Python album

Monty Python Sings (Again) will be a music album featuring a mix of classic and new songs from the group. Read

RTS Award Winners 2014

RTS Award Winners 2014

The winners at The RTS Awards 2014 include Alan Carr, Brendan O'Carroll, The Last Leg and ITV2's Plebs. Read

House Of Fools Series 2

House Of Fools Series 2

House Of Fools, the sitcom series created by Vic & Bob, has been given a second series by BBC Two. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

We caught Mark Thomas in a political mood as he explained his plan to commit acts of 'minor dissent'. Read

Mike Bassett film sequel

Mike Bassett film sequel

Ricky Tomlinson has signed up to star in the sequel to the 2001 comedy film Mike Bassett: England Manager. Read

Harry & Paul to spoof BBC2

Harry & Paul to spoof BBC2

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse will lampoon BBC Two's best known shows in a new comedy special. Read

Lewis Schaffer interview

Lewis Schaffer interview

An interview with London-based American comic Lewis Schaffer. He talks fame and controversy. Read

Ronnie Corbett to retire

Ronnie Corbett to retire

Ronnie Corbett is reportedly retiring from showbusiness following a 'worrying' health scare. Read

Lenny Henry TV sitcom pilot

Lenny Henry TV sitcom pilot

Lenny Henry is currently recording a pilot for a TV version of his radio sitcom Rudy's Rare Records. Read

UKIP v Jonny & The Baptists

UKIP v Jonny & The Baptists

A campaign to try to hinder a comedy tour by anti-UKIP comedians Jonny & The Baptists has backfired. Read

Graham Norton's new book

Graham Norton's new book

Graham Norton is to write his second autobiography. The book is called The Life and Loves of a He Devil. Read

New comedy drama 'Cut'

New comedy drama 'Cut'

Channel 4 has ordered Cut, a comedy drama series about a group of civil servants forced to relocate. Read

RHLSTP with Answer Me This

RHLSTP with Answer Me This

Helen and Olly from Answer Me This! join Richard Herring for the latest episode of his hit podcast. Listen

Hancock's Half Hour is back

Hancock's Half Hour is back

BBC Radio 4 is working on The Missing Hancocks, a series in which in lost episodes are re-recorded. Read

When to end a sitcom?

When to end a sitcom?

Following recent sitcom resurrections, here's an article looking at ending a show at the right time. Read

Andy Parsons on crime

Andy Parsons on crime

Andy Parsons tries to come up with reasons to explain why the crime rates in the UK have now fallen. Read

BBC comedy writing e-book

BBC comedy writing e-book

The BBC has published a free 'Writing For Radio Comedy' ebook to provide advice for working on Radio 4. Read

Only Fools & Horses special

Only Fools & Horses special

David Beckham said he was nervous filming the new OFAH sketch with David Jason & Nicholas Lyndhurst. Read

Classic Comedy Year: 1990

Classic Comedy Year: 1990

A look back at 1990, the year that saw Mrs Thatcher leave No 10, the Buckets and Meldrews appear on TV... Read

Jenny Eclair podcast

Jenny Eclair podcast

Jenny Eclair doesn't hold back. She's frank and funny in this podcast interview with Richard Herring. Listen

Mount Pleasant - Series 4

Mount Pleasant - Series 4

Sky Living has ordered a fourth series of Mount Pleasant, the comedy drama starring Sally Lindsay. Read

The Vicar Of Dibley is back

The Vicar Of Dibley is back

Dawn French is to perform a special Thought For The Day on Radio 4 in character as Geraldine Granger. Read

New Hitchhiker's Guide

New Hitchhiker's Guide

The original cast of sci-fi radio show The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy are to reunite for a new episode. Read

Goodness Gracious Me!

Goodness Gracious Me!

The hit BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me is to be resurrected for a special one off edition. Read

BBC Three may close

BBC Three may close

BBC Three is to stop broadcasting on television, becoming an online-only channel, according to new plans. Read

Frank Skinner interview

Frank Skinner interview

In this big interview, Frank Skinner talks about life, sitcoms, his changing comedy and art, and more. Read

Tim Vine quiz show pilot

Tim Vine quiz show pilot

Tim Vine is to a new comedy quiz show called You Can't Say That!. Contestants must spot the trick questions. Read

Meet the characters in W1A

Meet the characters in W1A

An introduction to the characters who will appear in W1A, the spin-off from hit sitcom Twenty Twelve. Read

Playhouse Presents 2014

Playhouse Presents 2014

Richard Wilson, Jo Brand, Kevin Eldon and Tim Key are amongst the stars for Sky Arts' 2014 drama series. Read

BBC Scotland: Room To Write

BBC Scotland: Room To Write

BBC Scotland has launched a new comedy writing scheme to sign up between 10-20 comedy writers. Read

Marlon Davis: My Comedy 11

Marlon Davis: My Comedy 11

Football fan and stand-up comic Marlon Davis lists a fantasy team comprising of comedians. Read

Series 2 for Crackanory

Series 2 for Crackanory

Channel Dave has ordered a second series of Crackanory, the storytelling programme for adults. Read

The Meaning Of Life podcast

The Meaning Of Life podcast

It's the new chart topping podcast series from Richard Herring, based around life's big questions. Listen

EF Benson's Mapp And Lucia

EF Benson's Mapp And Lucia

Steve Pemberton is to adapt the Mapp And Lucia series of novels for a new BBC One comedy drama. Read

Lenny Henry's new drama

Lenny Henry's new drama

A fictionalised account of Lenny Henry's rise to stardom is to become a BBC One comedy drama. Read

Most gags record attempt

Most gags record attempt

Donald MacLeod, a financial actuary, is going to attempt to beat the most jokes in an hour world record. Read

RHLSTP with Adam Buxton

RHLSTP with Adam Buxton

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is back. In this new episode he chats to Adam Buxton. Listen

Sky orders Stella Series 4

Sky orders Stella Series 4

Stella, the Wales-based comedy drama by Ruth Jones, has been given a fourth series by Sky1. Read

Salford Sitcom Showcase

Salford Sitcom Showcase

The BBC is to trial three comedy pilots - The Neighbourhood, Welcome Home and Tools - at an event this March. Read

Richard Ayoade book deal

Richard Ayoade book deal

Richard Ayoade has signed a three-book deal with Faber & Faber. The first will be released this November. Read

Haunted House Prank

Haunted House Prank

Here's a funny picture extract from David Bussell's pranks and anecdotes book 'But... You're A Horse'. Read

Frank Skinner - historian?

Frank Skinner - historian?

Frank Skinner is to host The Rest Is History, a new comedy discussion show on the topic of history. Read

Bad Education to end

Bad Education to end

Jack Whitehall says he plans to end his hit school-based sitcom Bad Education after the third series. Read

Newsjack gets new format

Newsjack gets new format

Romesh Ranganathan is to take over as the host of R4 Extra's Newsjack, with a refreshed format. Read

Scott's Lookalikes chat

Scott's Lookalikes chat

BCG chats to 'Scott Johnson', the man at the centre of a web series set in a celebrity lookalike company. Read

Dawn French 1st solo tour

Dawn French 1st solo tour

Dawn French has announced she is to tour the UK with her first ever solo show, 30 Million Minutes. Read

Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2014

Channel 4 Comedy Gala 2014

Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans will be amongst the stars of the Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014 in May. Read

New H2G2 game to launch

New H2G2 game to launch

BBC Radio 4 Extra is to launch a new online Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy game in March. Don't Panic! Read

ITV4's new animated sitcom

ITV4's new animated sitcom

ITV4 is launching Warren United, an animated sitcom about a father who is a devoted football fan. Read

Ellie Taylor interview

Ellie Taylor interview

Ellie Taylor talks about her new radio show, and reveals who in the comedy world she would snog. Read

This Is Jinsy interview

This Is Jinsy interview

With Series 2 of the strikingly unique This Is Jinsy out on DVD, we discuss the show with the creators. Read

Rhod Gilbert's panel show

Rhod Gilbert's panel show

Rhod Gilbert will host I Know Best, a pilot in which the audience must try and guess if guests are lying. Read

FUBAR Radio launches

FUBAR Radio launches

FUBAR Radio, a digital station which is broadcasting uncensored comedy content, has launched. Read

Mrs Brown's Boys cartoon

Mrs Brown's Boys cartoon

It's been confirmed that a cartoon version of Mrs Brown's Boys is set to go into production this summer. Read

BBC Scotland pilots

BBC Scotland pilots

BBC Scotland has announced six new radio comedy pilots, plus a writing project for 15-24 year-olds. Read

Stewart Lee & Chris Morris

Stewart Lee & Chris Morris

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Series 3 starts next week, with Chris Morris interviewing the star. Read

Jerry Sadowitz interview

Jerry Sadowitz interview

Last year we tried interviewing Jerry Sadowitz. It did not go well. We've just tried again. Another disaster! Read

Edge Of Heaven interviews

Edge Of Heaven interviews

Interviews with the nine main cast members who star in ITV's Margate based comedy Edge Of Heaven. Read

BBC3 orders more Uncle

BBC3 orders more Uncle

Lots of fans happy about this: Uncle, the sitcom starring Nick Helm, has been given a second series. Read

Moone Boy interviews

Moone Boy interviews

Chris O'Dowd and young David Rawle talk about the second series of Moone Boy, on Sky1 on Mondays. Read

Sharon Rooney interview

Sharon Rooney interview

Sharon Rooney talks about the new series of My Mad Fat Diary, and how her own life has changed now. Read

Ken Jones dies aged 83

Ken Jones dies aged 83

Ken Jones, who acted in a number of British sitcoms, including playing Ives in Porridge, has died aged 83. Read

The Musical Comedy Awards

The Musical Comedy Awards

A look at the acts that have made it through to the quarter finals of the Musical Comedy Awards 2014. Read

London Live's TV comedy

London Live's TV comedy

London Live, the new Freeview based channel launching in the capital, has ordered lots of comedy. Read

Valentine's Day Videos

Valentine's Day Videos

A few romance-themed comedy sketches and songs in video form to brighten your 14th February: Watch

New Alan Davies chat show

New Alan Davies chat show

QI star Alan Davies has been signed up to host a new chat show on channel Dave, starting this summer. Read

The final Cabin Pressure

The final Cabin Pressure

Over 22,000 fans of Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure applied to watch the last episode being recorded. Read

Inside No. 9 - Online Extra

Inside No. 9 - Online Extra

A unique interactive seventh episode of new show Inside No. 9 has been published. Check it out: Read

Tim Vine interview

Tim Vine interview

A big interview with Tim Vine. He talks about joining the cast of Blandings, and many other topics besides. Read

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

Quicksand, ladyboys and snooping are some of the topics covered by Lucy Porter and Simon Munnery. Listen

Kay & McGuinness writing

Kay & McGuinness writing

Paddy McGuinness has written something new with Peter Kay. Their first thing since Max & Paddy. Read

Matt Rudge interview

Matt Rudge interview

Stand-up comedian Matt Rudge talks about comedy, and his move into making TV documentaries. Read

Cuckoo 2 - actor change

Cuckoo 2 - actor change

Twilight star Taylor Lautner is taking over from Andy Samberg in Series 2 of BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo. Read

Matt Lucas Awards axed

Matt Lucas Awards axed

BBC One panel show The Matt Lucas Awards has reportedly been scrapped. He is working on a new show: Read

Predicting who you vote for

Predicting who you vote for

A set of data about what people watch makes it possible to predict which political party you vote for. Try It

No more male panel shows

No more male panel shows

TV boss Danny Cohen has promised viewers that the BBC will not make any more all-male panel shows. Read

Tim Key interview

Tim Key interview

Tim Key talks about his comedy career, his artistic stage style and his 2014 plans in this interview. Read

Rob Brydon's new show

Rob Brydon's new show

Rob Brydon is to host The Guess List, a new Saturday night comedy game show format for BBC One. Read

Ali G Rezurection trailers

Ali G Rezurection trailers

Ali G is back! Check out the trailers below for the American version of his show, with new sketches. Watch

Joe Lycett's BBC3 show

Joe Lycett's BBC3 show

Stand-up comedian Joe Lycett is to host Junk, a new comic gameshow format for BBC Three. Read

Lee Mack interview

Lee Mack interview

Lee Mack talks about his new show Duck Quacks Don't Echo, plus the highs and lows of his comedy career. Read

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

The panel show podcast. The sea, a dead badger, E45 cream, the cops, Quantum Leap & more topics: Listen