List Of Comedies By Year

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

Comedy Central At Just For Laughs

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include Comedy Central At Just For Laughs (pictured), The Best Of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Edge Of Heaven and Puppy Love.

Was It Something I Said?

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Was It Something I Said? (pictured), Frost On Sketch Shows, Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment and Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues.

Last Tango In Halifax

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Last Tango In Halifax (pictured), Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, Lemon La Vida Loca and A Running Jump.

Simon Amstell: Do Nothing Live

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Simon Amstell: Do Nothing Live (pictured), Tim Vine Live: So I Said To This Bloke, Milton Jones - Live Universe Tour - Part One: Earth and One Foot In The Gravy.

Comedy Central At The Comedy Store

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Comedy Central At The Comedy Store (pictured), Channel 4's Comedy Gala, The Adventures Of Daniel and Lee Evans: Access All Arenas.

Russell Howard's Good News

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Russell Howard's Good News (pictured), Off The Hook, Personal Affairs and Michael McIntyre: Live & Laughing.

The Incredible Will & Greg

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included The Incredible Will & Greg (pictured), Bike Squad, Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour and Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army.

Ain't It Funny Being Coloured

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Ain't It Funny Being Coloured (pictured), Mumbai Calling, The Story Of Dibley and Catwalk Dogs.

That Mitchell And Webb Look

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included That Mitchell And Webb Look (pictured), Fonejacker, Fear Of Fanny and Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe.

Ideal

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Ideal (pictured), The Sunday Night Project, Lee Evans: Up Close and Harry Hill's Shark Infested Custard.

Catterick

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Catterick (pictured), Fighting Talk TV, Stupid and Britain's Best Sitcom.

William & Mary

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included William & Mary (pictured), Star, The Crouches and Bedsitcom.

Celeb

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Celeb (pictured), Ted & Alice, The Anti-Establishment Club and Sweet Charity.

Turn The World Down

2001

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

The Unforgettable...

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included The Unforgettable... (pictured), Aladdin, The Earl and Vic Reeves Examines.

Dr. Willoughby

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Dr. Willoughby (pictured), Small Potatoes, High Hopes and Dark Ages.

That Peter Kay Thing

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included That Peter Kay Thing (pictured), Is It Bill Bailey?, The Last Salute and Tottenham 2.

I'm Alan Partridge

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included I'm Alan Partridge (pictured), Knight School, Funny Women and Keeping Mum.

Never Mind The Horrocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Horrocks (pictured), Roger Roger, Safe And Sound and Dennis The Menace & Gnasher.

Heroes Of Comedy

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Heroes Of Comedy (pictured), Bob And Margaret, The Mrs. Merton Show and A Very Open Prison.

Nice Day At The Office

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Nice Day At The Office (pictured), Monster Café, Cryer's Crackers and The House Of Windsor.

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), Conjugal Rites, The Almost Complete History Of The 20th Century and Jo Brand Through The Cakehole.

Terry And Julian

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Terry And Julian (pictured), The True Adventures Of Christopher Columbus, WYSIWIG and Inmates.

Bottom

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Bottom (pictured), Cool Head, Richard Digance and Roy's Raiders.

Harry Enfield's Television Programme

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Harry Enfield's Television Programme (pictured), Up The Garden Path, Frankie Howerd On Campus and One On Two.

A Bit Of A Do

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included A Bit Of A Do (pictured), Smith & Jones, Norbert Smith - A Life and The Nineteenth Hole.

Friday Night Live

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Friday Night Live (pictured), Pastoral Care, Square Deal and First Of The Summer Wine.

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Morecambe & Wise On Stage (pictured), The Ritz, Stop That Laughing At The Back and Late Expectations.

Beadle's About

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Beadle's About (pictured), Constant Hot Water, A Very Peculiar Practice and Jossy's Giants.

Home To Roost

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Home To Roost (pictured), The Beiderbecke Affair, Galloping Galaxies! and Super Gran.

Ever Decreasing Circles

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Ever Decreasing Circles (pictured), Dream Stuffing, See How They Run and The Front Line.

No Place Like Home

1983

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

A.J. Wentworth, B.A.

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included A.J. Wentworth, B.A. (pictured), The Eric Sykes 1990 Show, Alas Smith & Jones and Don't Rock The Boat.

Never The Twain

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Never The Twain (pictured), Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore, That's My Boy and Take A Letter Mr. Jones....

Hi-De-Hi!

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Hi-De-Hi! (pictured), Sink Or Swim, Frankie Howerd Reveals All and Nice Work.

Cannon And Ball

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Cannon And Ball (pictured), End Of Part One, Ted On The Spot and The Ken Dodd Laughter Show.

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), Margie And Me, Father, Dear Father In Australia and The Glums.

Abigail's Party

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Abigail's Party (pictured), The Common Lot, Michael Bentine's Square World and I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds.

Yus, My Dear

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Yus, My Dear (pictured), Potter's Picture Palace, Battle Of The Sexes and Out Of The Trees.

Rule Britannia!

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Rule Britannia! (pictured), Going, Going, Gone... Free?, The Wackers and The Cuckoo Waltz.

Rising Damp

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included Rising Damp (pictured), Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Bear?, How's Your Father and Behind The Fridge.

The Tommy Cooper Hour

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included The Tommy Cooper Hour (pictured), Michael Bentine's Potty Time, Beryl's Lot and The Upper Crusts.

Thirty Minutes Worth

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Thirty Minutes Worth (pictured), Beyond A Joke, Cosmo And Thingy and It's Murder. But Is It Art?.

You're Only Young Twice

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included You're Only Young Twice (pictured), Dave Allen At Large, Equal Partners and Marty Abroad.

Queenie's Castle

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Queenie's Castle (pictured), The Old Contemptible, For The Love Of Ada and The Misfit.

A Present For Dickie

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included A Present For Dickie (pictured), Aladdin, Tooth And Claw and Q.

Father, Dear Father

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Father, Dear Father (pictured), Thingumybob, Thicker Than Water and Nearest And Dearest.

Who Is Sylvia?

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Who Is Sylvia? (pictured), The Old Campaigner, Vacant Lot and Further Adventures Of Lucky Jim.

All Gas And Gaiters

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included All Gas And Gaiters (pictured), The Maladjusted Busker, On The Margin and Judgement Day For Elijah Jones.

Murray And Me

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Murray And Me (pictured), Porterhouse - Private Eye, Lil and A Slight Case Of....

HMS Paradise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included HMS Paradise (pictured), ABC Of Britain, The Big Noise and Baxter On....

Tea At The Ritz

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Tea At The Ritz (pictured), Yes, But Seriously..., Our Man In Moscow and Fit For Heroes.

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), Brothers In Law, Mr Pastry's Pet Shop and It's A Living.

The Rag Trade

1961

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

Bootsie And Snudge

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Bootsie And Snudge (pictured), The Love Of Mike, Citizen James and Arthur's Treasured Volumes.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Tell It To The Marines, The Young Lady From London and The Two Charleys.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), Hotel Imperial, Christmas Night With The Stars and Caxton's Tales.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), People Like Us, Ray's A Rat and The Howerd Crowd.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), I'm Not Bothered, In Sheep's Clothing and Before Your Very Eyes.

Joan And Leslie

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Joan And Leslie (pictured), The Benny Hill Show, Bath-Night With Braden and Around The Town.

Running Wild

1954

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

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included The Great Detective, Worzel Gummidge Turns Detective and Reggie Little At Large.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included A Flight Of Fancy, Just For Fun and Reg Varney.

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1951

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

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1950

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

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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 Merry-Go-Round, Going Places and The Handle Bar.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1946. New shows launched this year included Pinwright's Progress (pictured), Ballet 'How', Paging You and Joyce Grenfell.

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 Half-An-Hour, 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 Leslie Weston, Stanelli and Mrs Feather.

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.

Susan Calman & Rob Newman

Susan Calman & Rob Newman

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

Benidorm star Ireland dies

Benidorm star Ireland dies

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

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

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

Rhys James sitcom

Rhys James sitcom

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

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

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

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

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

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

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

Laughing Horse competition

Laughing Horse competition

Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

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

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

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

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

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

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

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

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

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

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

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

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

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

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

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

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

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

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

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

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

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

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

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

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

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

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

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

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

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

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

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

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott interview

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

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

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

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis blog

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

Top 10 from Monty Python

Top 10 from Monty Python

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

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

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

Rhod Gilbert's new job

Rhod Gilbert's new job

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

Ben Miller interview

Ben Miller interview

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

Dead Ringers is back!

Dead Ringers is back!

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

E4 to screen Almost Royal

E4 to screen Almost Royal

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

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

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

Horrible Histories 6?

Horrible Histories 6?

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

Katie Mulgrew blog

Katie Mulgrew blog

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

Stephen Merchant on the USA

Stephen Merchant on the USA

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

I Live With Models pilot

I Live With Models pilot

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

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

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

Fringe Visitor Guide

Fringe Visitor Guide

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

Danny Baker's comedy drama

Danny Baker's comedy drama

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

Crackanory 2 line-up

Crackanory 2 line-up

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

You, Me & Them again

You, Me & Them again

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

Mid Morning Matters 2

Mid Morning Matters 2

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

New Fighting Talk team

New Fighting Talk team

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

Monty Python as Paper People

Monty Python as Paper People

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

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

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

Yonderland - Series 2

Yonderland - Series 2

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

Zawe Ashton stars in Cut

Zawe Ashton stars in Cut

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

CBBC goes to Scream Street

CBBC goes to Scream Street

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

David Hasselhoff's TV show

David Hasselhoff's TV show

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

Bill Bailey's sketch show

Bill Bailey's sketch show

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

Monty Python's fan club

Monty Python's fan club

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

After Hours now filming

After Hours now filming

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

Mrs. Brown's Boys spin-offs

Mrs. Brown's Boys spin-offs

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

Limmy to publish book

Limmy to publish book

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

Ha Ha Robin Hood

Ha Ha Robin Hood

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

How I wrote a WW1 rap

How I wrote a WW1 rap

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

BBC Comedy Feeds 2014

BBC Comedy Feeds 2014

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

Damn The Torpedoes!

Damn The Torpedoes!

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

Mr Men Breaking Bad

Mr Men Breaking Bad

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

Richard Lumsden interview

Richard Lumsden interview

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

Pompidou now filming

Pompidou now filming

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

Trodd en Bratt interview

Trodd en Bratt interview

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

Rik & Ade: Dangerous Minds

Rik & Ade: Dangerous Minds

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

Sam Kelly dies aged 70

Sam Kelly dies aged 70

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

World Cup videos

World Cup videos

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

Milton Jones new sitcom

Milton Jones new sitcom

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

Milton Jones Live 2015

Milton Jones Live 2015

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

Monty Python Live on TV

Monty Python Live on TV

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

BBC New Comedy Award

BBC New Comedy Award

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

Russell Howard's big deal

Russell Howard's big deal

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

CTRL Freaks interview

CTRL Freaks interview

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

Alt Comedy Experience 2

Alt Comedy Experience 2

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

Grimsby cast revealed

Grimsby cast revealed

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

Ambassadors to return?

Ambassadors to return?

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

Rik Mayall: A video tribute

Rik Mayall: A video tribute

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

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

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

Detectorists filming starts

Detectorists filming starts

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

Hank Zipzer - Series 2

Hank Zipzer - Series 2

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

Russell Howard on BBC2

Russell Howard on BBC2

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

Michael McIntyre 2015 tour

Michael McIntyre 2015 tour

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

New Kevin Bridges specials

New Kevin Bridges specials

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

Cardinal Burns to tour UK

Cardinal Burns to tour UK

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

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

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

New staff for Trollied 4

New staff for Trollied 4

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

Apocalypse Next Tuesday

Apocalypse Next Tuesday

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

Comedy Central roasts KSI

Comedy Central roasts KSI

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

ITV2 orders Bad Bridesmaids

ITV2 orders Bad Bridesmaids

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

Matt Edmondson interview

Matt Edmondson interview

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

Omid Djalili World Cup song

Omid Djalili World Cup song

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

Julia Davis short film

Julia Davis short film

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

Joan Collins in Benidorm

Joan Collins in Benidorm

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

Jason Bent joins England

Jason Bent joins England

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

H2G2 chapters found

H2G2 chapters found

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

C4 orders a Catastrophe

C4 orders a Catastrophe

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

Johnny Vegas pottery story

Johnny Vegas pottery story

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

7m views - what's it like?

7m views - what's it like?

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

Cardinal Burns - Fan Q&A

Cardinal Burns - Fan Q&A

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

Alexander Armstrong show

Alexander Armstrong show

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

Museum of Comedy opens

Museum of Comedy opens

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

Eric Morecambe: 30 years on

Eric Morecambe: 30 years on

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

Pappy's Flatshare on TV?

Pappy's Flatshare on TV?

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

One Direction sitcom?

One Direction sitcom?

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

The Midnight Beast album

The Midnight Beast album

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

Boy In The Dress on BBC1

Boy In The Dress on BBC1

BBC One is to adapt a third book from David Walliams, following the success of Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink. Read

Miles Jupp podcast

Miles Jupp podcast

Miles Jupp talks in-depth about stand-up comedy and his TV and radio projects in this podcast. Listen

Rhod Gilbert's BBC2 show

Rhod Gilbert's BBC2 show

BBC2 is to pilot Delete Delete Delete, a show in which Rhod Gilbert asks guests about their internet history. Read

Stand & Deliver magazine

Stand & Deliver magazine

A new magazine about comedy is being funded via Kickstarter. We find out more via an interview: Read

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

E4's Virtually Famous show

Kevin McHale, who plays Artie in US show Glee, will host Virtually Famous - a new E4 panel show. Read

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

BBC iPlayer Shorts

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

Jason Manford's new show

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