List Of Comedies By Year

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

The Guess List

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include The Guess List (pictured), GameFace, Murder In Successville and Celebrity Squares.

The Security Men

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included The Security Men (pictured), Comic Relief's Big Chat With Graham Norton, Family Tree and The Meaning Of Monty Python.

Starlings

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Starlings (pictured), The Ministry Of Curious Stuff, Clive Dunn: A Tribute and Lee Evans: Roadrunner.

My Favourite Joke

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included My Favourite Joke (pictured), Black Mirror, Peter Kay's Top 43 Greatest Comedy Moments and Al Murray's Compete For The Meat.

FHM's Stand-Up Hero

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included FHM's Stand-Up Hero (pictured), Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, Bremner, Bird And Fortune: The Daily Wind Up and The Gemma Factor.

Ladies Of Letters

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Ladies Of Letters (pictured), Winging It, The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret and Horrible Histories.

Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (pictured), The Wrong Door, Idiots Of Ants and Parents Of The Band.

Harry & Paul

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Harry & Paul (pictured), The Visit, The Eejits and The Dame Edna Treatment.

Hotel Babylon

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Hotel Babylon (pictured), Devvo, The Story Of Light Entertainment and Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters.

Blessed

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Blessed (pictured), Marigold, 10:96 and According To Bex.

Fur TV

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Fur TV (pictured), Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute, Shoot The Writers! and Outlaws.

Grumpy Old Men

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Grumpy Old Men (pictured), My Dad's The Prime Minister, William & Mary and The Pilot Show.

Victoria At The Albert

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Victoria At The Albert (pictured), Arena: Radio Ha! It's Time For Just A Minute, Breeze Block and Ted & Alice.

Peter Kay Live At The Top Of The Tower

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Peter Kay Live At The Top Of The Tower (pictured), Knife & Wife, Bedtime and Orcadia.

The Earl

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included The Earl (pictured), The Unforgettable..., Mirrorball and 3anusPIE.

High Hopes

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included High Hopes (pictured), Honky Sausages, Spaced and From Spam To Sperm.

Goodness Gracious Me

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Goodness Gracious Me (pictured), Bring Me Sunshine - The Heart And Soul Of Eric Morecambe, Reputations: Kenneth Williams and The Zig And Zag Show.

Chalk

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Chalk (pictured), Jonathan Creek, Adam's Family Tree and Embassy.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Buzzcocks (pictured), Never Mind The Horrocks, The Preventers and A Gala Comedy Hour - Best Of The Prince's Trust.

Is It Legal?

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Is It Legal? (pictured), Sardines, The Baldy Man and Bob Monkhouse On The Spot.

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), The High Life, House Of Gristle and He's Pasquale, I'm Walsh.

Mr. Don And Mr. George

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Mr. Don And Mr. George (pictured), The Detectives, Stuck On You and Then Churchill Said To Me.

So Haunt Me

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included So Haunt Me (pictured), Aah Sean, Side By Side and Sean's Show.

The Darling Buds Of May

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included The Darling Buds Of May (pictured), Very Big Very Soon, Trouble In Mind and Joking Apart.

Haggard

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Haggard (pictured), Keeping Up Appearances, Lovett Goes To Town and Casino.

Ball-Trap On The Côte Sauvage

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Ball-Trap On The Côte Sauvage (pictured), Brian Conley - This Way Up, The Bubblegum Brigade and Birds Of A Feather.

After Henry

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included After Henry (pictured), Wyatt's Watchdogs, Red Dwarf and Spin Off.

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Morecambe & Wise On Stage (pictured), Bad Boyes, Never Say Die and Running Wild.

Hale And Pace

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Hale And Pace (pictured), Hell's Bells, The Russ Abbot Show and Comedians Do It On Stage.

Home To Roost

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Home To Roost (pictured), Walking The Planks, Cabaret and Charters And Caldicott.

Spitting Image

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Spitting Image (pictured), The Bullshitters, The Kit Curran Radio Show and I Thought You'd Gone.

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (pictured), Book 'Em An' Risk It, Luna and Don't Wait Up.

Let There Be Love

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Let There Be Love (pictured), A.J. Wentworth, B.A., L For Lester and Funnybone.

Only Fools And Horses

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Only Fools And Horses (pictured), A Kick Up The Eighties, If You Go Down In The Woods Today and Roots.

Nice Work

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Nice Work (pictured), Nobody's Perfect, Hello, Good Afternoon, Welcome and Metal Mickey.

To The Manor Born

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included To The Manor Born (pictured), Lovely Couple, Bloomers and Agony.

An Audience With Jasper Carrott

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included An Audience With Jasper Carrott (pictured), Life Begins At Forty, A Soft Touch and Bernie.

Abigail's Party

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Abigail's Party (pictured), Big Deal At York City, After The Boom Was Over and You're Only Young Twice.

George & Mildred

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included George & Mildred (pictured), Nuts In May, Tom, Dick And Harry and Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box.

Honey

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Honey (pictured), Captive Audience, Milk-O and Wodehouse Playhouse.

A Girl's Best Friend

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included A Girl's Best Friend (pictured), It Ain't Half Hot Mum, The End Of The Pier Show and The Prince Of Denmark.

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, The World Of Cilla and Porridge.

Love Thy Neighbour

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Love Thy Neighbour (pictured), Shut That Door!, Cabbages And Kings and Clochemerle.

The Two Ronnies

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Two Ronnies (pictured), An Apple A Day, Frankie Howerd: The Laughing Stock Of Television and The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine.

Never Say Die

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Never Say Die (pictured), Inside The Mind Of Dave Allen, Ben Travers Farces and That's Your Funeral.

In Loving Memory

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included In Loving Memory (pictured), Two In Clover, Charge! and The Making Of Peregrine.

Dad's Army

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Dad's Army (pictured), Wink To Me Only, Oh Brother! and Broaden Your Mind.

Do Not Adjust Your Set

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Do Not Adjust Your Set (pictured), Around With Allen, No Strings and Thicker Than Water.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), Seven Year Hitch, Harry Worth and The Whitehall Worrier.

Not Only... But Also...

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Not Only... But Also... (pictured), Here I Come Whoever I Am, Sam The Samaritan and Memoirs Of A Chaise Longue.

The Big Noise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Big Noise (pictured), Impromptu, Footlights '64 and A Last Word On The Election.

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), Tea At The Ritz, Best Of Friends and A Little Big Business.

Steptoe And Son

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Steptoe And Son (pictured), Comedy Bandbox, Mr Pastry's Progress and Mr Pastry's Pet Shop.

The Morecambe And Wise Show

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Morecambe And Wise Show (pictured), Happily Ever After, The Arthur Askey Show and Charlie Chester On Laughter Service.

Citizen James

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Citizen James (pictured), A Life Of Bliss, Glencannon and Here's Harry.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Frankly Howerd, Para Handy - Master Mariner and Don't Tell Father.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), Alan Young, The Adventures Of Mr Pastry and Charlie Drake In....

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), The Howerd Crowd, Dickie Valentine and Scott Free.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Joyce Grenfell Requests The Pleasure, Nathaniel Titlark and Son Of Fred.

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), Confidentially, Love And Kisses and Arthur Askey.

Fast And Loose

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Fast And Loose (pictured), And So To Bentley, Charlie Drake And Jack Edwardes and Emney Enterprises.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Nuts In May, A Good Idea - Son! and Worzel Gummidge Turns Detective.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included A Flight Of Fancy, Before Your Very Eyes! and Comedy Corner.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included At Your Service, Ltd, Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp and Arthur Askey.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Out Of This World, Don't Look Now and Camping.

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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. New shows launched this year included Comedy Capers, Halesapoppin! and At Home.

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1947

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

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 Ballet 'How'.

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 Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon, Ronald Frankau and Take Two Eggs.

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Byng-Ho!, Moving Furniture and Just For Fun!.

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Charles Heslop, Cyril Fletcher and The Disorderly Room.

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.

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Cofilmic 2014 winners

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Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

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Comedian Tom Rosenthal is to host a comedy pilot focusing on social media and our online behaviour. Read

Disappointing World

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Live At The Apollo S10

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The Lost Hancocks interview

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Kevin McNally talks about taking on the role of legendary comedian Tony Hancock in The Missing Hancocks. Read

Jim Davidson competition

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James Acaster interview

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Clubbed To Death

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Miranda to end

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Still Game Live on TV

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Kirsty Wark sketch show

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Big Comedy Conference

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Brotherhood now filming

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Boy In The Dress cast

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How Do I Get Up There?

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Jenny Bede interview

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ITV returns to Palladium

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Cofilmic Festival workshops

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Jason Byrne interview

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The Dawson Bros US sitcom

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British writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC. Read

The IT Crowd USA 2

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A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Read

Teckle Books interview

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An interview with the authors behind the comedic novels from new publishing outfit Teckle Books. Read

Moone Boy USA

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10 O'Clock Live axed

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LOTSW policemen spin-off

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A Last Of The Summer Wine spin-off starring the policemen Cooper and Walsh is in development. Read

Mark Gatiss podcast

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The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock star Mark Gatiss is Richard Herring's funny guest in this episode. Listen

Kitson and Lee together

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A report from the charity gig in which two comedy heavyweights collided: Daniel Kitson and Stuart Lee. Read

Doll & Em gets Series 2

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Sky Living has ordered a second series of Doll & Em, the show from Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Read

Solemani & Howard reunite

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Him & Her stars Sarah Solemani and Kerry Howard are reuniting to write a new BBC One sitcom. Read

Russell Howard's rom-com

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Russell Howard has written and will star in a romantic comedy project. His sister will also appear in it. Read

Give Out Girls interview

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Hatty Ashdown, the creator of Comedy Central's new sitcom Give Out Girls, introduces her show here. Read

Alan Carr interview

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Alan Carr talks about co-hosting Channel 4's charity fundraising night Stand Up To Cancer on Friday. Read

United We Fall interview

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An interview with Gary Sinyor, the creator of the football-based comedy film United We Fall. Read

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Ardal O'Hanlon is to star in a Radio 4 sitcom about an angel sent to Earth in human form. Read

Katherine Ryan podcast

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Richard Herring's hit interview show is back for a new series. The first guest is Katherine Ryan. Listen

Dad's Army - new cast

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Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones, and Catherine Zeta Jones are in the new Dad's Army film. Read

John Cleese video interview

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Ahead of the publication of his new book, John Cleese talks to Eddie Izzard about various comedy topics. Watch

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

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Entry is now open for the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2015. The heats start in mid-January. Read

Christmas gags competition

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TV channel Gold has launched its 2014 search for the best new Christmas cracker jokes. Read

League Of Gents reunion?

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Miranda Hart's BBC show

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Matt Forde's chat show

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Matt Forde's comic sports-based chat show, Sports Party, will be broadcast on talkSPORT radio. Read

Taxi Gags

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Channel 4 has launched a new series on its website called Taxi Gags. Comedians talk about different subjects. Read

Revolution To Be Televised

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Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein talks about Series 3 of The Revolution Will Be Televised. Read

Guilt & Shame blog

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Double act Guilt & Shame explain the importance of having a comedy show that is about something. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

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Chris Ramsey talks about tackling Katie Hopkins on Celebrity Juice and more in this interview. Read

Angela Barnes interview

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Angela Barnes talks about the comedy career ladder, Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read

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Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay are top of a list of the UK's best known stand-ups. Read

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Radio 4 has ordered a second series of new sketch show Trodd En Bratt Say 'Well Done You'. Read

EastEnd Cabaret questioned

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Over 55 stand-up prize

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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival have launched their 2015 Silver Comedy stand-up competition. Read

Professor Branestawm film

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Harry Hill is to star in Professor Branestawm, a BBC One family comedy drama. Read

Drunk History UK

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Sarah Campbell blog

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Rhod Gilbert interview

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Ryan Sampson interview

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Axis of Awesome interview

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New sitcom Undercover

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Still Open All Hours

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Bad Education interviews

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Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

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Stephen Fry's new book

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John Cleese tour

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Siblings Series 2

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Rik Mayall interview

Rik Mayall interview

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Video: Cardinal Burns

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Here's a funny video from sketch act Cardinal Burns, who are getting ready to tour the country. Watch

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

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A list of the comedy shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe that got the most top star ratings. Read

300+ shows in one month

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Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

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Palin to narrate Clangers

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Good Omens on Radio 4

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Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz are amongst those involved in Good Omens on Radio 4. Read

British Comedy Awards vote

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A new category to recognise the best online comedy videos is being added to The British Comedy Awards. Read

Frankie Boyle's Autopsy

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Monty Python live film

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TV channel Gold has commissioned a 90 minute documentary film about Monty Python's live shows. Read

Cofilmic's cash prize

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COFILMIC Comedy Film Festival has teamed up with Wildseed Studios to offer a £10,000 Award. Read

Comedy Versus Alcohol

Comedy Versus Alcohol

A look at the long established, sometimes turbulent, relationship between comedy and alcohol. Read

Phoenix Nights to return?

Phoenix Nights to return?

Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing Phoenix Nights back for live shows. Read

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck talks Munnery, Bambi, expensive dross at the Fringe, piles of rubbish on BBC3, and more. Read

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick, has died at the age of 92. Read

Big School interviews

Big School interviews

David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister and Frances de la Tour talk about Big School Series 2. Read

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Lord Alan B'Stard, First Marquess of Haltemprice, has died at the age of 58, it has been confirmed. Read

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle has blasted TV commissioning, Mock The Week, panel show booking, & other topics. Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

John Kearns, Alex Edelman and Phil Ellis are winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014. Read

The Wrong Mans 2

The Wrong Mans 2

Plot details have been released about the 2nd series of James Corden and Mathew Baynton's comedy. Read

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont talks about how she got started in comedy, and what she misses about leaving Hull. Read

Emma Kennedy's comedy

Emma Kennedy's comedy

BBC One has ordered a comedy drama series based on the best-selling book, The Tent, The Bucket and Me. Read

BBC1 gets Mountain Goats

BBC1 gets Mountain Goats

BBC One has ordered six episodes of Mountain Goats, a sitcom about a mountain rescue team. Read

Ashley Jensen - new comedy

Ashley Jensen - new comedy

Sky1 is making Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death, a crime comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen. Read

Aidan Strangeman wins

Aidan Strangeman wins

Musical comedian Aidan Strangeman has won the 2014 So You Think You're Funny? new act competition. Read

Another series Alan Davies

Another series Alan Davies

Channel Dave has ordered 10 more episodes of comic chat format Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. Read

Keith Lemon's sketch show

Keith Lemon's sketch show

ITV2 has commissioned a brand new sketch show starring Leigh Francis's alter-ego, Keith Lemon. Read

E4 gets some Chewing Gum

E4 gets some Chewing Gum

E4 has ordered a new comedy series called Chewing Gum, written by and starring Michaela Coel. Read

Roy Chubby Brown is bad!

Roy Chubby Brown is bad!

A police camera has caught comedian Roy Chubby Brown reading a newspaper whilst driving. Read

Backchat moves to BBC Two

Backchat moves to BBC Two

Jack Whitehall and his dad will move to BBC Two for a second series of Backchat. Read

Jonny Sweet's BBC3 series

Jonny Sweet's BBC3 series

BBC Three has ordered a new comedy series called Together. The show is written by & stars Jonny Sweet. Read

BBC Three gets Top Coppers

BBC Three gets Top Coppers

BBC Three has ordered Top Coppers, a 'silly, gag-filled, action comedy' which follows two police detectives. Read

Fried gets a series

Fried gets a series

Fried, a BBC Comedy Feeds sitcom pilot set in a low-rent fast food chain shop, has been given a series. Read

BBC3 orders Josh series

BBC3 orders Josh series

BBC Three has ordered a full series of Josh, the sitcom starring and co-written by Josh Widdicombe. Read

Harry Hill's new show

Harry Hill's new show

Harry Hill will host a reboot of singing show Stars In Their Eyes. ITV wants to do more comedy too. Read

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

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