List Of Comedies By Year

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

The Inbetweeners Go Global

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include The Inbetweeners Go Global (pictured), 24 Hours To Go Broke, Jimmy Carr: Laughing And Joking and Monty Python Live (Mostly).

Richard Briers: A Tribute

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Richard Briers: A Tribute (pictured), Crackanory, Trojan Donkey and Quick Cuts.

Peter Kay - In Conversation

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Peter Kay - In Conversation (pictured), Michael Grade's History Of The Pantomime Dame, Jason Manford Live and Lemon La Vida Loca.

So This Is Christmas

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included So This Is Christmas (pictured), Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up, Tim Minchin: Ready For This? and Coma Girl.

Justin Lee Collins: Good Times

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Justin Lee Collins: Good Times (pictured), Roger & Val Have Just Got In, Eddie Izzard: Stripped and A Comedy Roast.

The Amazing Dermot

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included The Amazing Dermot (pictured), Misfits, Not Again: Not The Nine O'Clock News and Steve Coogan - The Inside Story.

Comedy Songs - The Pop Years

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Comedy Songs - The Pop Years (pictured), Clone, Barely Legal and Ape.

The Armstrong & Miller Show

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included The Armstrong & Miller Show (pictured), Blowout, A Bucket O' French And Saunders and Freezing.

Time Trumpet

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Time Trumpet (pictured), Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor, Snuff Box and Northern Lights.

Mock The Week

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Mock The Week (pictured), Harry Hill's Shark Infested Custard, Ideal and May Contain Nuts.

Fur TV

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Fur TV (pictured), Live At The Apollo, AD/BC: A Rock Opera and The Worst Week Of My Life.

Eyes Down

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Eyes Down (pictured), Seriously Weird, 30 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine and Paul & Pauline Calf's Cheese & Ham Sandwich.

Dick Whittington

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Dick Whittington (pictured), Look Around You, RE:Brand and Cruise Of The Gods.

The Office

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included The Office (pictured), Turn The World Down, The Savages and 'Orrible.

Jam

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Jam (pictured), Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned, At Home With The Braithwaites and Monarch Of The Glen.

The Flint Street Nativity

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included The Flint Street Nativity (pictured), Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom, Wilmot and Days Like These.

Jack & The Beanstalk

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Jack & The Beanstalk (pictured), Goodness Gracious Me, Billy Connolly's One Night Stand and Things To Do In Hoxton When You're Dead.

We Know Where You Live

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included We Know Where You Live (pictured), Jonathan Creek, What's Up Dockers and The Best Of Les Dawson.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Buzzcocks (pictured), A Drop Of Digance, The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin and Asylum.

The Mrs. Merton Show

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included The Mrs. Merton Show (pictured), Lily Savage Live: Paying The Rent, Cone Zone and The Thin Blue Line.

Law And Disorder

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Law And Disorder (pictured), Fantasy Football, The Stand Up Show and Coping With....

The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer (pictured), Stuck On You, If You See God, Tell Him and Brighton Belles.

Mulberry

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Mulberry (pictured), Love Hurts, Exam Conditions and The True Adventures Of Christopher Columbus.

Lazarus & Dingwall

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Lazarus & Dingwall (pictured), The Darling Buds Of May, Cool Head and Bottom.

The Piglet Files

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included The Piglet Files (pictured), The Upper Hand, Life After Life and The Gravy Train.

May To December

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included May To December (pictured), Davro's Sketch Pad, Tricky Business and Sob Sisters.

Rab C. Nesbitt

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Rab C. Nesbitt (pictured), Small World, Playing For Real and Red Dwarf.

Superfrank

1987

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

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included A Bit Of Fry & Laurie (pictured), Langley Bottom, The Two Of Us and Mr Pye.

Full House

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Full House (pictured), The Mistress, Super Gran and And There's More.

Fairly Secret Army

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Fairly Secret Army (pictured), Bottle Boys, Bless My Soul and Sharon And Elsie.

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (pictured), Affairs Of The Heart, Dead On Time and Give Us A Break.

Kevin Turvey - The Man Behind The Green Door

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Kevin Turvey - The Man Behind The Green Door (pictured), The Stanley Baxter Hour, Cambridge Footlights Revue and A.J. Wentworth, B.A..

Only Fools And Horses

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Only Fools And Horses (pictured), Stainless Steel And The Star Spies, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and 81 Take 2.

Yes Minister

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Yes Minister (pictured), Oh Happy Band!, The Glamour Girls and The Nesbitts Are Coming.

Two Up, Two Down

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Two Up, Two Down (pictured), The Dawson Watch, Worzel Gummidge and Big Jim And The Figaro Club.

The Morecambe & Wise Show

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included The Morecambe & Wise Show (pictured), Margie And Me, Leave It To Charlie and Grand Slam.

Middlemen

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Middlemen (pictured), I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds, Devenish and What A Performance.

Nuts In May

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Nuts In May (pictured), The Two Ronnies Present - The Picnic, Cilla's World Of Comedy and Well Anyway.

Honey

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Honey (pictured), The Truth About Verity, My Brother's Keeper and Going, Going, Gone... Free?.

Rising Damp

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included Rising Damp (pictured), Francis Howerd In Concert, Holiday With Strings and The Last Man On Earth.

One Man's Meat

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included One Man's Meat (pictured), Frost's Weekly, Up The Workers and Sir Yellow.

Love Thy Neighbour

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Love Thy Neighbour (pictured), The Dirtiest Soldier In The World, Joyce Grenfell and Turnbull's Finest Half-Hour.

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), You're Only Young Twice, Lollipop Loves Mr Mole and By, With And From Bentine.

The Goodies

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Goodies (pictured), Albert And Victoria, Ev and The Mating Machine.

Monty Python's Flying Circus

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Monty Python's Flying Circus (pictured), The Making Of Peregrine, Tommy Cooper and Cambridge Footlights Revue.

Dad's Army

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Dad's Army (pictured), Mum's Boys, Stiff Upper Lip and Ooh La La!.

Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width (pictured), Around With Allen, A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases' 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), Three Rousing Tinkles, The End Of The Tunnel and The Dickie Henderson Show.

Sam The Samaritan

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Sam The Samaritan (pictured), ... And So To Ted, BBC-3 and Here I Come Whoever I Am.

Beyond The Fringe

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included Beyond The Fringe (pictured), Arkady Raikin, Footlights '64 and The Mascot.

Fools Rush In

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Fools Rush In (pictured), The Des O'Connor Show, Underworld Knights and Scoop.

The Channel Swimmer

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included The Channel Swimmer (pictured), Hugh And I, Benny Hill and Steptoe And Son.

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), Roamin' Holiday, Moody In... and The Rag Trade.

Sykes And A...

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Sykes And A... (pictured), The Dickie Henderson Show, Citizen James and Fred Emney Picks A Pop.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Don't Tell Father, The Adventures Of Brigadier Wellington-Bull and The Artful Dodger.

The Larkins

1958

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

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), Scott Free, Closing Night 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), Whack-O!, Son Of Fred 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), Great Scott - It's Maynard!, Love And Kisses and Confidentially.

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, Clive Dunn and Running Wild.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included The Frankie Howerd Show, A Good Idea - Son! and Nuts In May.

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1952

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

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included Caught Napping, Hi There! and Aladdin.

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1950

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

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included Halesapoppin!, Comedy Capers 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, Going Places 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, Paging You 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, Percy Ponsonby... and Take Two Eggs.

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1938

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

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Naunton Wayne, Stanelli and Billy Maloney.

Claude Dampier

1936

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1936. New shows launched this year included Claude Dampier (pictured).

Pre 1936

The BBC's Television Service started in 1936, before this time broadcast comedy only came in the form of movies and the radio (BBC National Programme). Because of a lack of recordings and paperwork for this period, we have not begun to research what comedy was broadcast in these pre-TV days yet.

2015 British comedy survey

2015 British comedy survey

A comedy survey has been launched, aiming to collect the thoughts of comedy fans across the UK. Details

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

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

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

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

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

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

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

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

New Christmas Cracker jokes

New Christmas Cracker jokes

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

No Pressure To Be Festive

No Pressure To Be Festive

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

Pun Championships 2015

Pun Championships 2015

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

Christmas TV Guide 2014

Christmas TV Guide 2014

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

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

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

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

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

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

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

Win Fools & Horses costumes

Win Fools & Horses costumes

We've got some official Only Fools And Horses fancy dress costumes to give away. Del Boy and Rodney. Enter

Joke Thieves interview

Joke Thieves interview

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

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

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

Bob Monkhouse documentary

Bob Monkhouse documentary

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

Toast Of London Series 3

Toast Of London Series 3

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

Brian Pern interview

Brian Pern interview

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

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Educating Bitchfield pilot

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

Shop Newsletter

Shop Newsletter

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

British comedy art

British comedy art

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

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans interview

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

Drunk History series

Drunk History series

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

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal gets Series 2

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

Winston Churchill facts

Winston Churchill facts

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

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

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

Richard Gadd interview

Richard Gadd interview

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

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary's kids books

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

Phoenix Nights to return

Phoenix Nights to return

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

My Mad Fat Diary S3

My Mad Fat Diary S3

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

British Comedy Awards

British Comedy Awards

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

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front podcast

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

Virtually Famous returns

Virtually Famous returns

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

BBC Xmas offerings

BBC Xmas offerings

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

British Comedy Awards K&Q

British Comedy Awards K&Q

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

So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

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

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

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

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

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

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

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

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

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

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

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

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

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

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

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

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

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

Laughing Horse finalists

Laughing Horse finalists

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

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

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

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard autobiography

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

Gold to make more sitcoms

Gold to make more sitcoms

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

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese leads icon list

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

Charlie Brooker wipes again

Charlie Brooker wipes again

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

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing 2

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

Stand-up newcomers report

Stand-up newcomers report

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

Sara Pascoe podcast

Sara Pascoe podcast

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

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis commissioned

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

Dapper Laughs won't return

Dapper Laughs won't return

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

Joseph Morpurgo interview

Joseph Morpurgo interview

An interview with Joseph Morpurgo, a comic actor whose solo work is pretty audacious in ambition. Read

Woody is now filming

Woody is now filming

Bradley Walsh and Kayvan Novak are now filming Woody, a new BBC sitcom set on a Spanish island. Read

British Comedy Awards 2014

British Comedy Awards 2014

The nominees for the British Comedy Awards 2014 have been revealed. See the shortlist for all 16 categories. Read

Babylon interviews

Babylon interviews

The stars of Babylon, Channel 4's police-based comedy drama, talk about how they prepared for the show. Read

Puppy Love interview

Puppy Love interview

The creators of new sitcom Puppy Love introduce the show, and talk about working with canine stars. Read

Churchill's true voice

Churchill's true voice

An interview with Toby DeWinter, the historian who discovered Churchill was a foul mouthed Northerner. Read

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Adam Jarrell and Andrew Fettes from the comic play Good Cop Bad Cop talk about their production. Read

Fresh Meat - Series 4

Fresh Meat - Series 4

Fresh Meat writers Bain & Armstrong have confirmed that they are working on a fourth series: Read

Ivo Graham interview

Ivo Graham interview

Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Ivo Graham answers our combative questions with patience and wit. Read

Detectorists Series 2

Detectorists Series 2

Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists will return to BBC Four for a second series in 2015. Read

Blue fooled in prank show

Blue fooled in prank show

Boy band Blue are the fools of a new prank series, one in which they attempt to run a bar in Ibiza. Read

Steve Coogan podcast

Steve Coogan podcast

For the 50th episode of his podcast series, Richard Herring interviews the one and only Steve Coogan! Listen

Adam Buxton Christmas show

Adam Buxton Christmas show

Adam Buxton is to present a one-off Christmas show for Sky Arts. Guide

McIntyre to host Royal show

McIntyre to host Royal show

Michael McIntyre will present the Royal Variety Performance this year. Acts will include Sarah Millican. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

An epic chat with Mark Thomas about arms sales, corporate spying, conspiracy theories, ISIS and more. Read

Twop Twips analysed

Twop Twips analysed

The best advice from the Twitter feed @TwopTwips has been put into a book. Here's some highlights: Read

Craig Campbell: living hell

Craig Campbell: living hell

Stand-up Craig Campbell has got early onset osteoarthritis. He has a bit of a rant about it in this blog: Read

All knitted Nudinits!

All knitted Nudinits!

Check out Nudinits, a 22 minute stop frame animated film in which every scene has been knitted by hand. Read

Benji Waterstones wins comp

Benji Waterstones wins comp

Stand-up Benji Waterstones has emerged as the winner of the Frog and Bucket's Beat the Frog contest. Read

Enter the Pun Championships

Enter the Pun Championships

Are you a comedian full of puns? If so, here's how to enter to become the 2015 UK Pun Champion. Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about his live comedy tour, and the reception to his TV sketch show Luxury Comedy. Read

Alan Carr: 2015 tour

Alan Carr: 2015 tour

Alan Carr has announced Yap, Yap, Yap!, a massive tour of the UK and Ireland starting in February 2015. Read

BAFTA Rocliffe winner blog

BAFTA Rocliffe winner blog

Daniel Brierley, one of the winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe writing competition, blogs about his experience. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

An interesting and honest diary recounting taking an 8 week stand-up course with tutor Logan Murray. Read

Matt Berry interview

Matt Berry interview

Matt Berry discusses the inspiration for Toast Of London, and talks about how he is shouted at in public. Read

Micky Flanagan interview

Micky Flanagan interview

Micky Flanagan talks about his new TV series in which he cycles around France, and other topics. Read

History of radio comedy

History of radio comedy

Grace Dent presents a history of radio comedy from 1975 to 1980, with Graeme Garden & John Lloyd. Guide

Ricky Gervais film

Ricky Gervais film

Ricky Gervais will write and direct Special Correspondents, a new movie about a war correspondent. Read

Battle Of Britain sketch

Battle Of Britain sketch

The Battle Of Britain ended 74 years ago today. Here's outspoken Winston Churchill talking about it. Watch

10 Halloween Puns

10 Halloween Puns

Laugh at the scary. Here's 10 Halloween-based puns from Darren Walsh, the UK's pun champion. Read

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb will host the pilot episode for a new television quiz show, it has been revealed. Read

The Tartan Special One

The Tartan Special One

Jocky the cult character from The Tartan Special One book offers his thoughts on Scotland having voted no. Read

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Watch the winners of the Cofilmic Awards 2014 here, including This Glorious Monster and The Butcher. Watch

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

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

Disappointing World

Disappointing World

Radio 4 will pilot a new comedy about disappointment and failure, hosted by Liam Mullone. Read

Live At The Apollo S10

Live At The Apollo S10

The full line-up of hosts and guests for the tenth series of Live At The Apollo, starting next month. Browse

The Lost Hancocks interview

The Lost Hancocks interview

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

James Acaster interview

James Acaster interview

An interview with 'low energy' stand-up comedian James Acaster, who has been having a great year. Read

What's your rapper name?

What's your rapper name?

Find out what your rapper name is, via this tool designed by Curtis from TV sketch show Cardinal Burns. Try It

Clubbed To Death

Clubbed To Death

A funny satirical short story featuring the characters of new book Clubbed To Death reacting to a problem. Read

Manford in The Producers

Manford in The Producers

Jason Manford is to star as Leo Bloom in the new UK tour of the hit Broadway musical The Producers. Read

Miranda to end

Miranda to end

Miranda Hart has confirmed that the two Christmas specials of her hit sitcom will be the show's finale. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

A blog from Craig Beadle discussing what caused him to decide to sign up to a stand-up course. Read

At Last The 1948 Show found

At Last The 1948 Show found

Two missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered. Read

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Outspoken stand-up comic Brendon Burns is the guest on this week's episode of Richard Herring's podcast. Listen

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark will host a new sketch show skewering the possibilities of the future. Read

Big Comedy Conference

Big Comedy Conference

Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye is amongst the latest speakers for The Big Comedy Conference. Details

Brotherhood now filming

Brotherhood now filming

Production has now commenced on Brotherhood, Comedy Central UK's first studio audience sitcom. Read

Boy In The Dress cast

Boy In The Dress cast

Jennifer Saunders, Tim McInnerny and Meera Syal are amongst the cast for The Boy In The Dress. Read

How Do I Get Up There?

How Do I Get Up There?

The up-and-coming sketch group 'How Do I Get Up There?' talk about their new BBC Scotland pilot. Read

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede talks to BCG about filming her music-based BBC Three impressions show pilot AAA. Read

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format. Read

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne talks about why Father Figure didn't work, his next TV show, and touring his new live show. Read

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

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

The IT Crowd USA 2

The IT Crowd USA 2

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

Teckle Books interview

Teckle Books interview

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

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy, the Sky sitcom created by Chris O'Dowd, is to be re-made by the US television network ABC. Read

10 O'Clock Live axed

10 O'Clock Live axed

Channel 4 has confirmed that its topical comedy show 10 O'Clock Live will not return for Series 4. Read

LOTSW policemen spin-off

LOTSW policemen spin-off

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

Mark Gatiss podcast

Mark Gatiss podcast

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

Kitson and Lee together

Kitson and Lee together

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

Doll & Em gets Series 2

Doll & Em gets Series 2

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

Solemani & Howard reunite

Solemani & Howard reunite

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

Russell Howard's rom-com

Russell Howard's rom-com

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

Give Out Girls interview

Give Out Girls interview

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

Alan Carr interview

Alan Carr interview

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

United We Fall interview

United We Fall interview

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

Ardal O'Hanlon's new sitcom

Ardal O'Hanlon's new sitcom

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

Katherine Ryan podcast

Katherine Ryan podcast

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

Dad's Army - new cast

Dad's Army - new cast

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

John Cleese video interview

John Cleese video interview

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

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

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

Christmas gags competition

Christmas gags competition

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

League Of Gents reunion?

League Of Gents reunion?

The stars of The League Of Gentlemen have met for lunch to discuss the idea of reuniting to mark 20 years. Read

Miranda Hart's BBC show

Miranda Hart's BBC show

Auditions for contestants to take part in a BBC One show hosted by Miranda Hart are being organised. Read

Matt Forde's chat show

Matt Forde's chat show

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

Taxi Gags

Taxi Gags

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

Revolution To Be Televised

Revolution To Be Televised

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

Guilt & Shame blog

Guilt & Shame blog

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

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

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

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes interview

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

Top 10 best known comics

Top 10 best known comics

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

Trodd en Bratt Series 2

Trodd en Bratt Series 2

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

EastEnd Cabaret questioned

EastEnd Cabaret questioned

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria - aka EastEnd Cabaret - answer questions about each other. Read

Over 55 stand-up prize

Over 55 stand-up prize

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

Professor Branestawm film

Professor Branestawm film

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

Drunk History UK

Drunk History UK

Jimmy Carr is to front the pilot episode of a UK re-make of hit American comedy format Drunk History. Read

Scrotal Recall interviews

Scrotal Recall interviews

Tom Edge, the creator of Channel 4's Scrotal Recall writes about the show. Plus interviews with the key cast. Read

Sarah Campbell blog

Sarah Campbell blog

Sarah Campbell talks about getting 'lizard brain' whilst filming undercover on ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Rhod Gilbert interview

Rhod Gilbert interview

Interview. Rhod Gilbert talks about taking on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, plus his sitcom plans. Read

ITV's Ann Summers comedy

ITV's Ann Summers comedy

ITV is developing Good Vibrations, a TV comedy based on the book by the boss of Ann Summers. Read

Jason Manford's new show

Jason Manford's new show

Jason Manford is to host a new ITV comedy game show in which couples will fight to win a holiday. Read

10 years of Modern Toss

10 years of Modern Toss

Modern Toss are presenting an exhibition celebrating 10 years of 'unique cack-handed drawings'. Read

Ryan Sampson interview

Ryan Sampson interview

Ryan Sampson - aka Grumio from Plebs - talks about how Bulgaria doesn't understand bare bums. Read