List Of Comedies By Year

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

Walter

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include Walter (pictured), Kevin Bridges Live At..., The Rutles - Behind The Scenes and Tony Hancock: The Live Broadcasts.

DNN

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included DNN (pictured), Open All Hours: A Celebration, Gangsta Granny and Backchat.

Kevin Bridges - The Story So Far

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Kevin Bridges - The Story So Far (pictured), Derek, Michael Grade's History Of The Pantomime Dame and Me And Mrs Jones.

The Story Of Variety With Michael Grade

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included The Story Of Variety With Michael Grade (pictured), Sugartown, My Favourite Joke and The Angelos Epithemiou Show.

Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe (pictured), Pete And Dud: The Lost Sketches, D.O.A. and Robert's Web.

Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas (pictured), Monday Monday, LifeSpam: My Child Is French and One Star.

Gary's War

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Gary's War (pictured), Work Experience, Clash Of The Santas and Glendogie Bogey.

The Story Of Dibley

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included The Story Of Dibley (pictured), Welcome To Strathmuir, Tough Gig and The Smallest Game In Town.

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (pictured), Hyperdrive, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Modern Worries.

Ross Noble: Sonic Waffle

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Ross Noble: Sonic Waffle (pictured), Mock The Week, Love Soup and Fact Hunt.

Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure (pictured), Director's Commentary, Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere and Mad About Alice.

Little Britain

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Little Britain (pictured), Anglian Lives - Alan Partridge, Trevor's World Of Sport and Comedy Connections.

Best Of British

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Best Of British (pictured), All About Me, The Story Of Only Fools And Horses and Dick Whittington.

The Office

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included The Office (pictured), Unnovations, Office Gossip and World Of Pub.

Black Books

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Black Books (pictured), Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned, Bill Owen: A Tribute and Randall And Hopkirk: Deceased.

Gimme Gimme Gimme

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Gimme Gimme Gimme (pictured), Hunting Venus, All Aboard The Cat Bus and Ali G's Alternative Christmas Message.

That Peter Kay Thing

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included That Peter Kay Thing (pictured), In The Red, Golden Years and Lost In France.

Brass Eye

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Brass Eye (pictured), 25 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine, Pilgrim's Rest and Planet Mirth.

Never Mind The Horrocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Horrocks (pictured), Over Here, Dennis The Menace & Gnasher and I Hate This House.

Game On

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Game On (pictured), A Close Shave, Faith In The Future and Agony Again.

Fantasy Football

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Fantasy Football (pictured), Just A Minute, Ain't Misbehavin' and Victoria Wood: Live In Your Own Home.

Goodnight Sweetheart

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Goodnight Sweetheart (pictured), The Detectives, An Evening With Lee Evans and !Viva Cabaret!.

Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast (pictured), Screaming, The Weekenders and Sean's Show.

Plaza Patrol

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Plaza Patrol (pictured), Up The Junction, The Sharp End and Doctor At The Top.

Waiting For God

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Waiting For God (pictured), A Life In Pieces, Not With A Bang and Harry Enfield's Television Programme.

Victoria Wood

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Victoria Wood (pictured), Hit The Pitch, The Bubblegum Brigade and Close To Home.

The Management

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included The Management (pictured), This Is David Lander, Les Girls and The River.

Filthy Rich & Catflap

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Filthy Rich & Catflap (pictured), Kin Of The Castle, Carrott Confidential and Tutti Frutti.

Prospects

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Prospects (pictured), Dear John...., Room At The Bottom and Slinger's Day.

Super Gran

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Super Gran (pictured), The Joke Machine, Walking The Planks and The Freddie Starr Comedy Express.

The Bullshitters

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included The Bullshitters (pictured), The Lonelyhearts Kid, Poor Little Rich Girls and Big Deal.

Bananaman

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Bananaman (pictured), Struggle, Dead On Time and Don't Wait Up.

The Comic Strip Presents...

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included The Comic Strip Presents... (pictured), Jane, Carrott's Lib and Don't Rock The Boat.

Solo

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Solo (pictured), Carry On Laughing, Scoop and Beat The Carrott.

Cowboys

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Cowboys (pictured), The Nesbitts Are Coming, Can We Get On Now, Please? and Nice Work.

Bloomers

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Bloomers (pictured), Grandad, Ken Dodd's Christmas Show and The Dawson Watch.

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), Bruce Forsyth's Big Night, An Evening With Dave Evans and Rings On Their Fingers.

Don't Forget To Write!

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Don't Forget To Write! (pictured), The Norman Conquests, Paradise Island and Eric Sykes Shows A Few Of Our Favourite Things.

Nuts In May

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Nuts In May (pictured), The Muppet Show, Just Like Mum and The Day I Shot My Dad.

My Brother's Keeper

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included My Brother's Keeper (pictured), Get Some In!, For Richer For Poorer and I Didn't Know You Cared.

A Little Bit Of Wisdom

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included A Little Bit Of Wisdom (pictured), Bird Alone, Des O'Connor Entertains and Cambridge Footlights Revue.

Son Of The Bride

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Son Of The Bride (pictured), My Old Man, Marry The Girls and Reg Varney.

Clochemerle

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Clochemerle (pictured), Des, It's Murder. But Is It Art? and Weren't You Marcia Honeywell?.

Romany Jones

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included Romany Jones (pictured), Do Me A Favour!, The Ronnie Barker Yearbook and Sykes And A Big, Big Show.

Never Say Die

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Never Say Die (pictured), Queenie's Castle, Who's Your Friend? and Oh In Colour.

Ours Is A Nice House

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Ours Is A Nice House (pictured), Des O'Connor On Stage, Pity Poor Edie Married To Him and The Benny Hill Show.

Nearest And Dearest

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Nearest And Dearest (pictured), Wink To Me Only, Borge Presents Borge and Dad's Army.

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), Loitering With Intent, Stiff Upper Lip and Do Not Adjust Your Set.

All Gas And Gaiters

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included All Gas And Gaiters (pictured), Mr John Jorrocks, Foreign Affairs and The Reluctant Romeo.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Porterhouse - Private Eye (pictured), The Time And Motion Man, Are There Any More At Home Like You? and The Airbase.

Frankie Howerd

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd (pictured), The Big Noise, A World Of His Own and Room At The Bottom - Confessions Of A Television Producer.

Marriage Lines

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Marriage Lines (pictured), Bold As Brass, Fit For Heroes and On The Knocker.

Two Of A Kind

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Two Of A Kind (pictured), Bulldog Breed, Brothers In Law and Hugh And I.

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), Clicquot Et Fils, Happily Ever After and The Eggheads.

Citizen James

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Citizen James (pictured), The Love Of Mike, Mess Mates and Meet The Champ.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Call Me Sam, Don't Tell Father and Gert And Daisy.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), Caxton's Tales, The Randall Touch and New Look.

The Arthur Haynes Show

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Arthur Haynes Show (pictured), Be Soon, The Army Game and Hancock's Forty-Three Minutes.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Alfred Marks Time, Those Kids and Two's Company.

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), Life With The Lyons, Around The Town and Mr Majeika.

Running Wild

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Running Wild (pictured), Charlie Drake And Jack Edwardes, And So To Bentley and Tons Of Money.

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1953

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

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included Before Your Very Eyes!, By Request and The Howerd Crowd.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included At Your Service, Ltd, Arthur Askey and Parent-Craft.

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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 Friday Funny Man.

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included Comedy Capers, Halesapoppin! and At Home.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included Just For Fun, Merry-Go-Round and Going Places.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

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

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 Ronald Frankau.

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Nice Work, Half-An-Hour and Moving Furniture.

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1937

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

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

Cofilmic Festival workshops

Cofilmic Festival workshops

The Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2014 -has announced various cheap panels and workshops for creators. 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

London Hughes blog

London Hughes blog

London Hughes describes how she had to turn herself into a horrid diva for ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Axis of Awesome interview

Axis of Awesome interview

Musical comedy group Axis of Awesome talk about their UK tour, and their elaborate YouTube series. Read

Video: Cardinal Burns tips

Video: Cardinal Burns tips

In this video, double-act Cardinal Burns offer insight and tips on how to create a sketch show. Watch

The Job Lot inteviews

The Job Lot inteviews

The cast of The Job Lot talk about the second series of the sitcom set around a Job Centre. Read

Taskmaster coming to TV

Taskmaster coming to TV

Alex Horne and Greg Davies will star in Taskmaster, a new show for channel Dave in 2015. Read

The Revolution 3

The Revolution 3

Hit BBC Three satirical prank show The Revolution Will Be Televised returns to screens in October. Read

Peter Kay's new role?

Peter Kay's new role?

A newspaper report suggests Peter Kay will play the father in Danny Baker's Cradle To Grave. Read

Enter the Hobgoblin Awards

Enter the Hobgoblin Awards

The search for the next British comedy talent is underway. Do you have what it takes to win? Read

Comedy Knights 2014 winner

Comedy Knights 2014 winner

Dave Green has been named the winner of the Comedy Knights 2014 stand-up comedy competition. Read

Toast Of London wins award

Toast Of London wins award

Matt Berry's Channel 4 sitcom Toast Of London has won ae prestigious Rose d'Or TV award. Read

New Danger Mouse stars

New Danger Mouse stars

Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon and Dave Lamb will voice the new series of Danger Mouse. Read

New sitcom Undercover

New sitcom Undercover

TV channel Dave has announced it has ordered Undercover, a new sitcom about a covert police officer. Read

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Interviews with all the key cast members of The Job Lot, as Series 2 prepares to start on ITV2. Read

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall is to host Feeling Nuts, a one-off Channel 4 comedy show for testicular cancer. Read

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson has asked his girlfriend - fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont - to marry him. Read

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

A full series of Still Open All Hours is now filming with cameras rolling in Doncaster, & studio dates booked: Read

Bad Education interviews

Bad Education interviews

The cast of Bad Education talk about what looks set to be the final series of the hit school sitcom. Read

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A, the sitcom which mocks the BBC's management culture, is to return for a second series in 2015. Read

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Holly Burn talks about how her cover was almost blown whilst filming on ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Extract from eBay. A Scottish seller gets into an argument over whether his kilt is technically a skirt. Read

Derek to end with special

Derek to end with special

Ricky Gervais says his Channel 4 show Derek will end after a final special episode. Read

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Stand-up John Cooper has launched a Kickstarter drive to fund a calendar of his stand-up comic strips. Read

Stephen Fry's new book

Stephen Fry's new book

Details have been released about More Fool Me, the candid new memoir book from Stephen Fry. Read

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Acclaimed actor Sir Donald Sinden, star of Two's Company and Never The Twain, has died at the age of 90. Read

John Cleese tour

John Cleese tour

John Cleese is to tour the UK in a series of live shows themed around his autobiography. Read

Siblings Series 2

Siblings Series 2

Siblings, the sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton, is to return for a 2nd series. Read

Rik Mayall interview

Rik Mayall interview

Video in which Rik Mayall talks about Crackanory and explains what makes a great storyteller. Watch

Video: Cardinal Burns

Video: Cardinal Burns

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

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

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

300+ shows in one month

300+ shows in one month

An interview with David Chapple, who has set a record by seeing over 300 different shows at the Fringe. Read

Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

A blog from Anna Morris, one of the actors going undercover in in the new ITV2 show Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Palin to narrate Clangers

Palin to narrate Clangers

Michael Palin will narrate a revived series of classic animated series Clangers. Read

Good Omens on Radio 4

Good Omens on Radio 4

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

British Comedy Awards vote

British Comedy Awards vote

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

Frankie Boyle's Autopsy

Frankie Boyle's Autopsy

Frankie Boyle is to present a one-off comedy show on the iPlayer about the Scottish Referendum. Read

Monty Python live film

Monty Python live film

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

Cofilmic's cash prize

Cofilmic's cash prize

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

Comedy Versus Alcohol

Comedy Versus Alcohol

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

Phoenix Nights to return?

Phoenix Nights to return?

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

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

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

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

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

Big School interviews

Big School interviews

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

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

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

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle's big speech

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

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

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

The Wrong Mans 2

The Wrong Mans 2

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

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont interview

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

Emma Kennedy's comedy

Emma Kennedy's comedy

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

BBC1 gets Mountain Goats

BBC1 gets Mountain Goats

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

Ashley Jensen - new comedy

Ashley Jensen - new comedy

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

Aidan Strangeman wins

Aidan Strangeman wins

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

Another series Alan Davies

Another series Alan Davies

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

Keith Lemon's sketch show

Keith Lemon's sketch show

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

E4 gets some Chewing Gum

E4 gets some Chewing Gum

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

Roy Chubby Brown is bad!

Roy Chubby Brown is bad!

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

Backchat moves to BBC Two

Backchat moves to BBC Two

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

Jonny Sweet's BBC3 series

Jonny Sweet's BBC3 series

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

BBC Three gets Top Coppers

BBC Three gets Top Coppers

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

Fried gets a series

Fried gets a series

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

BBC3 orders Josh series

BBC3 orders Josh series

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

Harry Hill's new show

Harry Hill's new show

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

Pre-Gig Notes: Photos

Pre-Gig Notes: Photos

A photo gallery providing an intimate insight into the pre-gig routines and notes of some of comedians. Read

Foster's Award Nominees

Foster's Award Nominees

The shortlists for the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 is here: Read

WitTank get E4 sitcom pilot

WitTank get E4 sitcom pilot

The sketch group WitTank, stars of Live At The Electric, are now developing a sitcom project for E4. Read

New show for Hugh Dennis

New show for Hugh Dennis

Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis is to appear in You Should See My Family, a new hybrid comedy format. Read

Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan

Stand-up Romesh Ranganathan talk schools, comedy writing advice and more in this interview. Read

Adam Hills new panel show

Adam Hills new panel show

Channel 4 are to pilot a new panel show format hosted by Adam Hills called Welcome To My World. Read

Stuart Goldsmith interview

Stuart Goldsmith interview

An interview with stand-up comedian and podcast host Stuart Goldsmith. What is his own masterplan? Read

The Full Monty live show

The Full Monty live show

Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn and Louis Emerick are amongst the stars for The Full Monty live UK tour. Read

Top 10 Fringe jokes 2014

Top 10 Fringe jokes 2014

Tim Vine has won the award for the funniest joke at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe festival. Top 10 gag

Holly Walsh poster award

Holly Walsh poster award

Holly Walsh's Edinburgh Fringe marketing design has won at the first ever Comedy Poster Awards. View

Tom Craine interview

Tom Craine interview

Stand-up comic Tom Craine talks about the cultural panic that exists around being single nowadays. Read

Video: Hangover cures

Video: Hangover cures

A bunch of comedians offer their suggested cures for that inevitable festival-based hangover. Watch

Lee Evans iPhone game

Lee Evans iPhone game

Lee Evans has launched 5 Minutes Mr. Evans!, a game for the iPhone/iPad. Get him to his gig on time. Read

Harry Hill's BBC1 show

Harry Hill's BBC1 show

Harry Hill is reportedly working on a scripted comedy show for the BBC. Few other details are known. Read

Miranda Hart's new show

Miranda Hart's new show

Miranda Hart will host a revival of BBC gameshow The Generation Game. Maybe. It's confusing. Read

Celia Pacquola wins award

Celia Pacquola wins award

Stand-up Celia Pacquola has been named the winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014. Read

Tim Key's ghost story

Tim Key's ghost story

Watch Tim Key tell a five minute tale about ghosts at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's chilling stuff. Watch

ITV to revive iconic show

ITV to revive iconic show

Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican amongst the stars for a Sunday Night At The London Palladium revival. Read

Live Scriber interview

Live Scriber interview

An interview with Peter Morey, who is documenting gigs by creating a unique real-time illustration. Read

Luke McQueen's stunt

Luke McQueen's stunt

Luke McQueen tricked people into thinking they had Frankie Boyle tickets. They weren't happy. Read

Scottish poll mockumentary

Scottish poll mockumentary

Channel 4 is to screen Scotland In A Day, a one-off mockumentary tied to the Scottish Independence poll. Read

Morgan & West: Magical GIFs

Morgan & West: Magical GIFs

Magical comedy duo Morgan & West present their favourite magical animated GIFs. Funny, clever. Watch

Comedy Video Website Fails

Comedy Video Website Fails

A look at why the comedy video websites Comedybox, MySpace and Funny Or Die all closed. Read

NewsRevue interview

NewsRevue interview

Emma Taylor, the producer behind long-running sketch show NewsRevue, talks about the show here: Read

The Job Lot: Series 2

The Job Lot: Series 2

A behind-the-scenes guide to the forthcoming second series of The Job Lot. Includes a video. Read

Boomers interviews

Boomers interviews

The cast of new sitcom Boomers talk about growing old, and why their new sitcom is set to appeal. Read

Stars at your service

Stars at your service

Russell Howard, Al Murray, Greg Davies, Russell Kane and Rhod Gilbert will be in Stars At Your Service. Read

Watson, Key and Basden

Watson, Key and Basden

Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden are to reunite for a new Radio 4 comedy series in September. Read

Stand-up sign language

Stand-up sign language

We chat to Catherine King, who provides sign language interpretation at various stand-up gigs. Read

Off Their Rockers Series 3

Off Their Rockers Series 3

ITV has ordered a third series of Off Their Rockers, the hidden camera prank show which involves OAP actors. Read

Scrotal Recall cast

Scrotal Recall cast

Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings have been announced as the stars of Scrotal Recall. Read

The Football's On again

The Football's On again

Ian Stone will return to BT Sport from next week with a second series of The Football's On comic chat show. Read

BAFTA Rocliffe 2014 winners

BAFTA Rocliffe 2014 winners

The winning writers in the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase contest have been revealed. Read

James Corden - a US star?

James Corden - a US star?

A US website has reported that James Corden will take over as host on The Late Late Show in America. Read

Joke Thieves format for TV

Joke Thieves format for TV

A live comedy format in which comics must perform each others' routines is being developed for BBC Two. Read

David Brent film in works

David Brent film in works

Ricky Gervais will star as The Office's David Brent in new film Life On The Road. Read

ITV orders Delivery Man

ITV orders Delivery Man

ITV has ordered a full series of The Delivery Man, a new sitcom about a male midwife. Read

Stag comedy to BBC Two

Stag comedy to BBC Two

BBC Two has ordered Stag, a "Cluedo-esque" comedy series, from The Wrong Mans team. Sounds good. Read

Almost Royal interview

Almost Royal interview

An interview with Georgie and Poppy, the minor aristocrats characters from E4's new show Almost Royal. Read

Siblings interviews

Siblings interviews

Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton talk about taking on the lead roles in new BBC Three sitcom Siblings. Read