List Of Comedies By Year

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

Kevin Bridges Live At...

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include Kevin Bridges Live At... (pictured), The Charlie Hides Show, Sniggers With Attitude and In And Out Of The Kitchen.

Quick Cuts

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Quick Cuts (pictured), Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues, C-Bomb and Hey Diddly Dee.

Switch

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Switch (pictured), Whatever Happened To Harry Hill?, Cuckoo and Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners.

Pixelface

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Pixelface (pictured), Show & Tell, Small, Far Away - The World Of Father Ted and The Inbetweeners Rude Road Trip.

Rock & Chips

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Rock & Chips (pictured), Big Babies, Lee Evans: Access All Arenas and Andy Parsons - Britain's Got Idiots.

Grouchy Young Men

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Grouchy Young Men (pictured), The Legend Of Dick And Dom, It's Only A Theory and TNT Show.

Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me (pictured), Stanley Baxter: Now & Then, Sorry, I've Got No Head and The Frost Report Is Back!.

Learners

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Learners (pictured), City Lights, The Eejits and Coming Of Age.

The 50 Greatest Comedy Films

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (pictured), Respectable, Not Going Out and Aftersun.

Fact Hunt

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Fact Hunt (pictured), Dead Man Weds, What's The Problem? With Anne Robinson and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere (pictured), Barking!, Ross Noble: Unrealtime and Help! I'm A Teenage Outlaw.

My New Best Friend

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included My New Best Friend (pictured), The Booze Cruise, Margery And Gladys and Anglian Lives - Alan Partridge.

The Book Group

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included The Book Group (pictured), Elvis Lives, Arena: Radio Ha! It's Time For Just A Minute and The Anti-Establishment Club.

Phoenix Nights

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Phoenix Nights (pictured), Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Fun At The Funeral Parlour and Origen's Wake.

Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story (pictured), Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings, 3anusPIE and The Brian Conley Show.

Pythonland

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Pythonland (pictured), Los Dos Bros, Mad Mack and Starting Out.

The 11 O'Clock Show

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The 11 O'Clock Show (pictured), Barking, Microsoap and Europigeon.

Brass Eye

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Brass Eye (pictured), Armstrong And Miller, Soul Music and Animal Madness.

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), Dennis The Menace & Gnasher, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and An Evening With....

The Best Of Kenny Everett's Television Shows

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included The Best Of Kenny Everett's Television Shows (pictured), The Saturday Night Armistice, Under The Moon and Next Of Kin.

The Fast Show

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included The Fast Show (pictured), Men Of The World, Mother's Ruin and Ain't Misbehavin'.

Full Stretch

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Full Stretch (pictured), Dave Allen, Time After Time and Sooty & Co..

Terry And Julian

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Terry And Julian (pictured), Tall, Dark And Handsome, Heroes Of Comedy and The Pall Bearer's Revue.

Murder Most Horrid

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Murder Most Horrid (pictured), Packet Of Three, Cool Head and John Sessions's Tall Tales.

Keeping Up Appearances

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Keeping Up Appearances (pictured), Canned Carrott, Up To Something and Uncle Jack....

Norbert Smith - A Life

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Norbert Smith - A Life (pictured), Hit The Pitch, The Nineteenth Hole and All Change.

After Henry

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included After Henry (pictured), News At Twelve, Red Dwarf and Double First.

Superfrank

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Superfrank (pictured), Watching, French And Saunders and A Small Problem.

Dear John....

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Dear John.... (pictured), Jossy's Giants, Beadle's About and The Russ Abbot Show.

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole (pictured), There Comes A Time..., The Beiderbecke Affair and The Joke Machine.

The Hello Goodbye Man

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included The Hello Goodbye Man (pictured), I Thought You'd Gone, The Lonelyhearts Kid and Bring Me Sunshine - A Tribute To Eric Morecambe, OBE.

No Place Like Home

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included No Place Like Home (pictured), Cuffy, The Lady Is A Tramp and The Bob Monkhouse Show.

L For Lester

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included L For Lester (pictured), Father Charlie, Union Castle and Tom, Dick And Harriet.

The Kenny Everett Television Show

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included The Kenny Everett Television Show (pictured), The Stanley Baxter Series, Three Of A Kind and Dave Allen.

Frankie Howerd Reveals All

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd Reveals All (pictured), Cooper's Half Hour, Nobody's Perfect and Sounding Brass.

Minder

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Minder (pictured), The Plank, How's Your Father? and Grandad.

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), Bless Me, Father, Grand Slam and And Now The Good News.

Big Deal At York City

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Big Deal At York City (pictured), The Upchat Line, Tom O'Connor and The Best Of Friends.

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin (pictured), Battle Of The Sexes, The Freddie Starr Show and Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box.

My Son Reuben

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included My Son Reuben (pictured), The Larry Grayson Show, What A Turn Up and Making Faces.

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included It Ain't Half Hot Mum (pictured), Commander Badman, Franklyn And Johnnie and A Little Bit Of Wisdom.

Last Of The Summer Wine

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Last Of The Summer Wine (pictured), The Up And Down, In And Out, Roundabout Men, My Old Man and Frankie And Tommy.

The Last Goon Show Of All

1972

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

The Last Of The Baskets

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Last Of The Baskets (pictured), Equal Partners, Kindly Leave The Kerb and The Two Ronnies.

Never Say Die

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Never Say Die (pictured), The Misfit, Don't Ring Us... We'll Ring You and 'Wilton's' - The Handsomest Hall In Town.

Tommy Cooper

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Tommy Cooper (pictured), An Extra Bunch Of Daffodils, Carry On Christmas and Aladdin.

Father, Dear Father

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Father, Dear Father (pictured), Nearest And Dearest, Thingumybob and Where Was Spring?.

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), Vacant Lot, Around With Allen and Blandings Castle.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), Harry Worth, All Gas And Gaiters and Jennings.

Murray And Me

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Murray And Me (pictured), ... And So To Ted, The Airbase and I Object.

The Big Noise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Big Noise (pictured), Foreign Affairs, Allan In Wonderland and Room At The Bottom - Confessions Of A Television Producer.

Tea At The Ritz

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Tea At The Ritz (pictured), Comrades In Arms, Who Is Secombe? and Shamrot.

That Was The Week That Was

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included That Was The Week That Was (pictured), Hugh And I, The Adventures Of Francie And Josie and Mr Pastry's Progress.

The Rag Trade

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Rag Trade (pictured), Three Live Wires, Lunch In The Park and The Eggheads.

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included The Strange World Of Gurney Slade (pictured), A Life Of Bliss, The Love Of Mike and The Trouble With Harry.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Don't Tell Father, The Artful Dodger and Frankly Howerd.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), The Frankie Howerd Show, My Wife And I and Frankie Howerd In....

The Arthur Haynes Show

1957

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

Hancock's Half Hour

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Hancock's Half Hour (pictured), Here's Archie, The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d and My Wife's Sister.

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), The Harry Secombe Show, Joan And Leslie and Curtains For Harry.

Running Wild

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Running Wild (pictured), The Big Man, Emney Enterprises and Friends And Neighbours.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Free And Easy, 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 Reg Varney, My Wife Jacqueline and A Mixed Bag.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included April Fool's Day, At Your Service, Ltd 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 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), Joyce Grenfell, Paging You 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 Take Two Eggs, Percy Ponsonby... and Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon.

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Comedy Cabaret, Half-An-Hour and Bath H&C.

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1937

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

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.

Hayley Ellis blog

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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

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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

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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

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

New staff for Trollied 4

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

Apocalypse Next Tuesday

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Comedy Central roasts KSI

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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

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Omid Djalili World Cup song

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Julia Davis short film

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Joan Collins in Benidorm

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Jason Bent joins England

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Johnny Vegas pottery story

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Cardinal Burns - Fan Q&A

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Alexander Armstrong show

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Museum of Comedy opens

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Eric Morecambe: 30 years on

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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?

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The Midnight Beast album

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Comical band The Midnight Beast are releasing a new album with events in Manchester and London. Read

Boy In The Dress on BBC1

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Miles Jupp podcast

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Rhod Gilbert's BBC2 show

Rhod Gilbert's BBC2 show

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Stand & Deliver magazine

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Bad Education USA cancelled

Bad Education USA cancelled

The USA version of Jack Whitehall's sitcom Bad Education has not got beyond the pilot stage. Read

Ian Smith blog

Ian Smith blog

Stand-up Ian Smith talks about how he was asked to give a speech at his old school. Should he do it? Read

E4's Virtually Famous show

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Porridge writers interview

Porridge writers interview

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais talk to us ahead of new Gold documentary, Porridge: Inside Out. Read

BAFTA TV Awards 2014

BAFTA TV Awards 2014

A League Of Their Own, Him & Her, Katherine Parkinson and Richard Ayoade won BAFTA Awards. Read

Harry And Paul's The 2s

Harry And Paul's The 2s

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse will be spoofing 50 years of television soon. Check out the photos: View

Jon Richardson's new show

Jon Richardson's new show

Jon Richardson has signed up to present Jon Richardson Grows Up, a three-part Channel 4 series. Read

BBC iPlayer Shorts

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Here is details on the six short pilots which the BBC will publish on the iPlayer on the 1st June. Read

Max & Ivan Radio 4 pilot

Max & Ivan Radio 4 pilot

Up-and-coming sketch double-act Max & Ivan are working on a Radio 4 pilot via various live comedy nights. Read

Sanjeev Bhaskar's new pilot

Sanjeev Bhaskar's new pilot

Goodness Gracious Me star Sanjeev Bhaskar has taken the lead role in animated show Rajesh Finesse. Read

ITV2's Cockroaches

ITV2's Cockroaches

ITV2 has commissioned Cockroaches, a six-part sitcom described as a post-apocalyptic romantic comedy. Read

BBC's new Woody sitcom

BBC's new Woody sitcom

BBC One has commissioned Woody, a new sitcom set on a Spanish island. Kayvan Novak is the main star. Read

Terry Gilliam on Python

Terry Gilliam on Python

Terry Gilliam has said he finds it depressing that Monty Python are reuniting for new live shows. Read

Harry Hill - new ITV show

Harry Hill - new ITV show

Harry Hill is reportedly set to return to ITV, although it will not be for another TV Burp but something new. Read

Jason Manford's new show

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Jason Manford will host A Question of Sport: Super Saturday, a new version of the BBC One quiz show. Read

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

BBC Three has released all the episodes of radio station sitcom People Just Do Nothing on the iPlayer. Read

Caroline Aherne lung cancer

Caroline Aherne lung cancer

Caroline Aherne, the BAFTA winning comedy actress, has revealed she is fighting lung cancer. Read

The Secret World wins award

The Secret World wins award

Impressions-based sketch show The Secret World has won the Gold at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards. Read

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell will take the lead role in Blocked, a Radio 4 sitcom pilot co-created by Frankie Boyle. Read

Perform on Newsnight Revue

Perform on Newsnight Revue

Newsnight is looking for performers for its Edinburgh Revue Show on the topic of Scottish independence. Read

Tony Hancock blue plaque

Tony Hancock blue plaque

A plaque has been placed at Tony Hancock's former home ahead of his 90th birthday today. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

New comedy on TV this week includes 24 Hours To Go Broke, Monks and Hollywood comedy Episodes. Read

The Inbetweeners Movie 2

The Inbetweeners Movie 2

The first clip from the new Inbetweeners movie, out in August. Will, Simon, Jay and Neil are in Australia: Watch

Grey Mates - now filming

Grey Mates - now filming

Filming has now started in Norfolk on Grey Mates, an all-star sitcom coming later this year to BBC One. Read

East Is East to return

East Is East to return

The comedy play East Is East, which went on to become a hit film in 1999, is returning to the stage. Read

Drifters to return to E4

Drifters to return to E4

Female-centric sitcom Drifters, written by and starring Jessica Knappett, is to return for a second series. Read

Jon Richardson's pilot

Jon Richardson's pilot

Jon Richardson is to host the pilot episode of a new TV show based on search engine questions. Read

BT Sport's new comedy show

BT Sport's new comedy show

Comedians Ian Stone and Doc Brown are to front a new BT Sport chat show called The Football's On! Read

Channel 4 comedy spending

Channel 4 comedy spending

After a fall in 2013, 2014 will see a rise in comedy spending by Channel 4. Read

Micky Flanagan's Sky series

Micky Flanagan's Sky series

Micky Flanagan is to present a four-part documentary series for Sky1 in which he cycles around France. Read

The Noise Next Door blog

The Noise Next Door blog

The Noise Next Door explain how to survive working with the same group of people every single day. Read

Brian Pern gets 2nd series

Brian Pern gets 2nd series

The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern, starring Simon Day, is to return for a second series. Now on BBC Two. Read

Jack Carroll in Big School

Jack Carroll in Big School

Britain's Got Talent star Jack Carroll is joining the cast of Big School, the BBC sitcom by David Walliams. Read

John Lloyd hits out at BBC

John Lloyd hits out at BBC

Top producer John Lloyd has hit out at the BBC's TV commissioning structure as a "train crash" for comedy. Read

This Glorious Monster deal

This Glorious Monster deal

The comedy group This Glorious Monster have been signed up by Hat Trick to make a sketch pilot. Read

Totally Tom interview

Totally Tom interview

Double act Totally Tom are taking on Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting For Godot play. We find out more: Read

Mapp And Lucia cast

Mapp And Lucia cast

Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor are to star in the new BBC Mapp And Lucia adaptation. Read

Galton & Simpson interview

Galton & Simpson interview

Comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson talk to us about their long and very fruitful career. Read

Keith Lemon's new books

Keith Lemon's new books

Leigh Francis, in character as Keith Lemon, is to write three new books... two of which will be for kids. Read

Murder In Successville

Murder In Successville

BBC Three is working on a pilot episode of Murder In Successville, a new hybrid comedy format. Read

Stephen Fry - Live!

Stephen Fry - Live!

Stephen Fry is to embark on a short tour of the UK to promote the latest instalment of his biography. Read

Adam Sandler's Hebburn USA

Adam Sandler's Hebburn USA

BBC Two sitcom Hebburn is being adapted for the US by film star Adam Sandler's company. Read

Latitude Festival line-up

Latitude Festival line-up

Kevin Bridges, Simon Amstell and Dara O Briain are the main headliners for Latitude Festival 2014. Read

More Cats Do Countdown

More Cats Do Countdown

Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are back for more 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Read

David Baddiel no-laugh show

David Baddiel no-laugh show

Radio 4 has ordered a series of Don't Make Me Laugh, a comedy format created by David Baddiel. Read

Sketchorama 3 groups

Sketchorama 3 groups

Sketch groups including Bob & Jim, Four Screws Loose and Beasts will take part in Radio 4's Sketchorama. Read

Radio presenter competition

Radio presenter competition

FUBAR Radio, the UK's comedy-focused radio station, is running a competition to find a sidekick. Read

Funny Scunny competition

Funny Scunny competition

The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe is launching 'Funny Scunny', a new act competition with prizes. Read

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

April's episode of the political panel show podcast. Topics include The Daily Mail. It gets quite heated! Listen

Cardinal Burns interview

Cardinal Burns interview

Ahead of the second series of their sketch show, Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns talk comedy. Read

More Backchat for Whitehall

More Backchat for Whitehall

Backchat, the comic BBC Three chat show hosted by Jack Whitehall and his dad, is to return this summer. Read

Harry Hill musical to close

Harry Hill musical to close

I Can't Sing!, the X Factor comedy musical written by Harry Hill, is to close after just 6 weeks. Read

Gary Delaney interview

Gary Delaney interview

Gary Delaney is renowned among comedy folk for his almost mutant punchline powers. Interview

A new Dad's Army film

A new Dad's Army film

A new Dad's Army film is reportedly being made, with Bill Nighy and Toby Jones taking on the lead roles. Read

David Elms wins MCAs

David Elms wins MCAs

David Elms was the winner at the Musical Comedy Awards 2014. Find out more in this news item: Read

Revolution Televised again

Revolution Televised again

Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse will return for a third series of The Revolution Will Be Televised. Read

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

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