List Of Comedies By Year

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

Sean Lock: Purple Van Man

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included Sean Lock: Purple Van Man (pictured), Spike Milligan: Assorted Q, Almost Royal and 2014 - The Rory Review.

Raised By Wolves

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Raised By Wolves (pictured), Some People With Jokes, My Hero: Ben Miller On Tony Hancock and Common Ground.

Peter Kay Live: The Tour That Didn't Tour - Tour

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Peter Kay Live: The Tour That Didn't Tour - Tour (pictured), Pramface, Watson & Oliver and Frankie Boyle: If I Could Reach Out Through Your TV And Strangle You I Would.

Edinburgh Comedy Live

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Edinburgh Comedy Live (pictured), Jo Brand's Big Splash, Comedy Kings - Best Of Just For Laughs and Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s.

Laughter Shock

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Laughter Shock (pictured), Roger & Val Have Just Got In, John Bishop's Britain and Dirk Gently.

Home Time

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Home Time (pictured), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Grouchy Young Men and LifeSpam: My Child Is French.

Massive

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Massive (pictured), Hughie Green, Most Sincerely, The Sick Animation Show and The Incredible Will & Greg.

How Not To Live Your Life

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included How Not To Live Your Life (pictured), Fear, Stress And Anger, The World's Greatest Comedy Characters and Gavin & Stacey.

The 50 Greatest Comedy Films

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (pictured), Devvo, Respectable and Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!.

8 Out Of 10 Cats

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included 8 Out Of 10 Cats (pictured), How To Start Your Own Country, What's The Problem? With Anne Robinson and Badly Dubbed Porn.

Christmas Lights

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Christmas Lights (pictured), The Lenny Henry Show, Live At The Apollo and The World Stands Up.

Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill (pictured), Life Beyond The Box, Ali G In Da USAiii and Margery And Gladys.

Still Game

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Still Game (pictured), Does Doug Know?, A Tribute To The Likely Lads and All About Me.

Renegades Of Magina

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Renegades Of Magina (pictured), Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Doubletake and Office Gossip.

Black Books

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Black Books (pictured), Chambers, Randall And Hopkirk: Deceased and We Are History.

Gimme Gimme Gimme

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Gimme Gimme Gimme (pictured), High Hopes, Hippies and Just A Minute.

The Royle Family

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Royle Family (pictured), Lost In France, Jack Dee: Live At The London Palladium and Comedy Nation.

Comedy Store

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Comedy Store (pictured), Hospital!, Holding The Baby and Introducing Tony Ferrino, Who And Why? A Quest.

The Adam And Joe Show

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included The Adam And Joe Show (pictured), Jack And Jeremy's Real Lives, Lord Of Misrule and I Hate This House.

Father Ted

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Father Ted (pictured), Now What, The Morph Files and Where The Buffalo Roam.

Fantasy Football

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Fantasy Football (pictured), The Last Word, Just A Minute and The Vicar Of Dibley.

Rik Mayall Presents

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Rik Mayall Presents (pictured), Luv, Mama's Back! and The Gingerbread Girl.

Terry And Julian

1992

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

2point4 Children

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included 2point4 Children (pictured), Radio Roo, Watt On Earth and South By South-East.

Frankie Howerd On Campus

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd On Campus (pictured), Haggard, Nothing Like A Royal Show! and The Gravy Train.

Creature Comforts

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Creature Comforts (pictured), A Bit Of A Do, Sob Sisters and Brian Conley - This Way Up.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Whose Line Is It Anyway? (pictured), Clarence, That's Love and After Henry.

High & Dry

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included High & Dry (pictured), Christmas Is Coming..., Valentine Park and Ffizz.

Comic Relief

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Comic Relief (pictured), Farrington Of The F.O., Hale And Pace and I Feel Fine.

Mapp & Lucia

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Mapp & Lucia (pictured), South Of The Border, Cool It and A Dabble With Digance.

The Bullshitters

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included The Bullshitters (pictured), Boyce Goes West, Scully and Pull The Other One.

Give Us A Break

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Give Us A Break (pictured), Affairs Of The Heart, Pinkerton's Progress and The Optimist.

Anyone For Denis?

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Anyone For Denis? (pictured), The Two Ronnies Present - By The Sea, The Young Ones and Alas Smith & Jones.

Seconds Out

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Seconds Out (pictured), That's My Boy, Doctor Down Under and Game For A Laugh.

The Sun Trap

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included The Sun Trap (pictured), Smith And Goody, Oh Happy Band! and Chopsticks.

Only When I Laugh

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Only When I Laugh (pictured), Two Up, Two Down, Tropic and Potter.

Grand Slam

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Grand Slam (pictured), Pickersgill People, The Upchat Connection and Billy Connolly In Concert.

Middlemen

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Middlemen (pictured), Just William, Dawson And Friends and Chalk And Cheese.

Nuts In May

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Nuts In May (pictured), George & Mildred, Ripping Yarns and Yes - Honestly.

The Wackers

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included The Wackers (pictured), A Touch Of The Casanovas, Captive Audience and Cilla's Comedy Six.

How's Your Father

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included How's Your Father (pictured), Sprout, It's Norman and Holiday With Strings.

My Old Man

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included My Old Man (pictured), Man About The House, Our Kid and An Evening With Francis Howerd.

Cheap At Half The Price

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Cheap At Half The Price (pictured), His Lordship Entertains, My Good Woman and The Dirtiest Soldier In The World.

The Fenn Street Gang

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Fenn Street Gang (pictured), Sykes And A Big, Big Show, The Rough With The Smooth and Mike And Bernie's Show.

Don't Ring Us... We'll Ring You

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Don't Ring Us... We'll Ring You (pictured), Cucumber Castle, Never Say Die and The Goodies.

The Liver Birds

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included The Liver Birds (pictured), The Frankie Howerd Show, Don't Dilly Dally On The Way and Spate Of Speight.

Dad's Army

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Dad's Army (pictured), The Gold Watch Club, Oh Brother! and It's Marty.

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), Three Of A Kind, Stiff Upper Lip and Twice A Fortnight.

George And The Dragon

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included George And The Dragon (pictured), Jennings, Man Without A Mortgage and The End Of The Tunnel.

Till Death Us Do Part

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Till Death Us Do Part (pictured), The World Of Wooster, Happy Family and Lil.

The Likely Lads

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Likely Lads (pictured), HMS Paradise, Just Jimmy and The Mascot.

The Dick Emery Show

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Dick Emery Show (pictured), Best Of Friends, Life And Al Read and The Plan.

Steptoe And Son

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Steptoe And Son (pictured), Visiting Day, Mr Pastry's Pet Shop and Sealed With A Loving Kiss.

The Rag Trade

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Rag Trade (pictured), Winning Widows, Clicquot Et Fils and Bresslaw And Friends.

Sykes And A...

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Sykes And A... (pictured), The Charlie Drake Show, The Trouble With Harry and It's A Square World.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Something In The City, Merry With Medwin and Call Me Sam.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), The Charlie Drake Show, Mr Pastry and Frankie Howerd In....

The Arthur Haynes Show

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Arthur Haynes Show (pictured), Carmichael's Night Out, Club Night and Arthur's Anniversary.

Hancock's Half Hour

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Hancock's Half Hour (pictured), The Max Bygraves Show, My Husband And I and The Adventures Of Aggie.

Joan And Leslie

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Joan And Leslie (pictured), Are Husbands Really Necessary?, Confidentially and Mick And Montmorency.

Fast And Loose

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Fast And Loose (pictured), The Big Man, Dear Dotty and Emney Enterprises.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Nuts In May, The Frankie Howerd Show 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 Mixed Bag, Frankie Howerd's Korean Party and Reg Varney.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included Hi There!, An Evening At Home With Bernard Braden And Barbara Kelly and Aladdin.

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1950

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

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949. New shows launched this year included How Do You View?, Family Affairs and Mr Pastry At Home!.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included Comedy Capers, Mrs Mulligan's Private Hotel and La Vie Cambridgeienne.

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1947

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

Pinwright's Progress

1946

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1946. New shows launched this year included Pinwright's Progress (pictured), Joyce Grenfell, Kaleidoscope 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 Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon, Percy Ponsonby... and Ronald Frankau.

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1938

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

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Mrs Feather, Charles Heslop and Clapham And Dwyer.

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.

Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

Jan Etherington interview

Jan Etherington interview

We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now on a nationwide tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his new look. Read

Friday Night Dinner 4

Friday Night Dinner 4

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Robert Popper's award-winning sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read

Have you made a short film?

Have you made a short film?

Short Com is open for comedy film submissions for its 2015/2016 touring schedule of screenings. Read

Win a comedy writing book

Win a comedy writing book

We have three copies of Masterclass: Writing Comedy, the new tutorial book by Lesley Bown, to hand out. Enter

Get Started In Stand-Up

Get Started In Stand-Up

We've got some copies of Logan Murray's great tutorial book Get Started In Stand-Up to hand out to comedians. Enter

Dave's Election Night

Dave's Election Night

Channel Dave is to broadcast a one-off documentary focusing on Al Murray as he lobbies in the General Election. Read

Alan Partridge book sequel

Alan Partridge book sequel

A sequel to Alan Partridge's smash hit autobiography, I, Partridge, will be published in 2016. Read

Zig and Zag are back!

Zig and Zag are back!

CBBC has ordered a 26-part animated sitcom series focused around former Big Breakfast characters Zig & Zag. Read

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale talks about how he nearly said no to hosting Virtually Famous, and panel shows in the USA. Read

BAFTA nominations

BAFTA nominations

The shortlists for the 2015 BAFTA Television Awards have been announced. Here's the comedy nominees: Read

Terry Jones - Bath Plug

Terry Jones - Bath Plug

Monty Python star Terry Jones has received Bath Comedy Festival's first ever 'Bath Plug Award'. Pictures

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will take the lead role in Tripped, a comedy drama series for E4. Read

E4 orders Aliens comedy

E4 orders Aliens comedy

E4 has ordered Aliens, a show about a group of extra-terrestrials forced to live in a segregated community. Read

Max & Ivan on their R4 show

Max & Ivan on their R4 show

Comedy double-act Max & Ivan attempt to introduce their Radio 4 series to us in this funny article written by them. Read

Bethan Roberts wins in Bath

Bethan Roberts wins in Bath

Bethan Roberts has been named the winner of Bath Comedy Festival's 2015 New Act Of The Year contest. Read

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins will host the pilot episode of Insert Name Here, a new comedy panel show format for BBC Two. Read

As Yet Untitled - Series 3

As Yet Untitled - Series 3

Unscripted chat format Alan Davies As Yet Untitled is to return to Dave for a third series. There'll be 10 episodes. Read

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell has signed up to play William Shakespeare in Upstart Crow, a sitcom pilot for BBC Two. Read

You, Me & Them interviews

You, Me & Them interviews

Seven members of the cast of UKTV Gold sitcom You, Me & Them talk about the second series of their show. Read

39 Steps - 4 play 139 roles

39 Steps - 4 play 139 roles

The 39 Steps is one of the West End's longest-running and funniest plays. We take a look at the show here. Read

Seann Walsh interview

Seann Walsh interview

A quick chat with Seann Walsh about his stand-up tour, and his role as a team captain on Virtually Famous. Read

The Interviews - new series

The Interviews - new series

Kenneth Williams and The Two Ronnies are amongst the comedians profiled in new Gold series The Interviews. Read

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

The cast has been announced for Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart, a Radio 4 sitcom about a man who writes poetry. Read

No more Up The Women

No more Up The Women

Jessica Hynes's suffragette sitcom Up The Women will not return for a third series. BBC2 has given it the axe. Read

'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Dad's Army only just made

Dad's Army only just made

A speech by TV executive Huw Wheldon revealed that the BBC nearly didn't make the Dad's Army series. Read

Lemon is Back To The Future

Lemon is Back To The Future

Keith Lemon is to star in a one-off special on ITV2 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back To The Future film. Read

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker special

Charlie Brooker will return to BBC Two in the run-up to the Election with a new hour-long Wipe special. Read

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows will celebrate his 30th year as John Shuttleworth with a big gig - but could it be his last hurrah? Read

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's new show

Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, which launches in April, will feature guests including Joe Wilkinson. Read

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle's new show

Frankie Boyle will follow his 2014 Scottish independence referendum special with a new iPlayer election show. Read

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Doc Martin Series 7 filming

Martin Clunes and the rest of the Doc Martin cast are now in Cornwall to film Series 7 of the hit ITV show. Read

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman interview

Laura Aikman talks about joining the cast of Bluestone 42, and how she was 'liquid sweat' filming the show. Read

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 orders Plebs Series 3

ITV2 has ordered more Plebs, the Ancient Rome sitcom starring Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson. Read

Nathan Caton interview

Nathan Caton interview

Stand-up comedian Nathan Caton talks to us about various topics, including his ideal comedians football squad. Read

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

Jack Dee's Help Desk on TV

BBC Two has ordered Jack Dee's Help Desk, a series starring Jack Dee and a panel of comedians. Read

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre new shows

Michael McIntyre is working on two new series for BBC One, however his chat show format won't return to TV. Read

Images from '50 Comics'

Images from '50 Comics'

Check out some striking pictures from photographer Matt Crockett's book of comedian portraits, 50 Comics. View

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones interview

Milton Jones talks about big hair, bad shirts, Mock The Week, his mammoth 2015 tour and other topics too: Read

Harry & Paul win RTS Awards

Harry & Paul win RTS Awards

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have won two gongs at the Royal Television Society Awards. Read

Rik Mayall - legend award

Rik Mayall - legend award

Rik Mayall has been named as the recipient of the Leicester Comedy Festival 'Legend Of Comedy' award. Read

Harry & Paul to tour

Harry & Paul to tour

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are planning their first ever live tour together - Harry & Paul: Legends. Read

Prof Branestawm to return

Prof Branestawm to return

Harry Hill will return as eccentric inventor Professor Branestawm for another one-off BBC special this Christmas. Read

Chortle Award winners

Chortle Award winners

Bridget Christie and James Acaster are amongst the winners at the 2015 Chortle Awards. Full results here: Read

Ben Miller's science show

Ben Miller's science show

Ben Miller, Romesh Ranganathan and Rachel Riley will front the pilot of ITV science show Out Of This World. Read

The Week That Wasn't pilot

The Week That Wasn't pilot

Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse will host the pilot episode of The Week That Wasn't, a new topical format. Read

Raised By Wolves interview

Raised By Wolves interview

Sisters Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran talk about creating Raised By Wolves, their Channel 4 sitcom. Interview

Learn improv in London

Learn improv in London

A group of established comedians have set up a new theatre company and school - one devoted entirely to improv. Read

Stewart Lee discusses axe

Stewart Lee discusses axe

Stewart Lee has talked about the axing of his Comedy Central show, The Alternative Comedy Experience. Read

Birds Of A Feather S12

Birds Of A Feather S12

Hit sitcom Birds Of A Feather will return for a 12th series, its third since a highly successful revival by ITV. Read

Carry On Forever

Carry On Forever

ITV3 will broadcast a new Carry On documentary series, including unseen behind-the-scenes clips. Read

Comic Relief's No Direction

Comic Relief's No Direction

Boy band One Direction have revealed the comics who will be impersonating them as spoof group No Direction. Read

Russell Brand back on XFM

Russell Brand back on XFM

Russell Brand will be back on the XFM radio station after a two year hiatus, with a podcast highlights show. Read

Keith Lemon - more sketches

Keith Lemon - more sketches

ITV2 has ordered a second series of The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, the latest TV comedy vehicle for Leigh Francis. Read

The Kennedys filming now

The Kennedys filming now

Katherine Parkinson and Dan Skinner will star in The Kennedys, the new BBC One comedy series. Read

Dapper Laughs films sitcom

Dapper Laughs films sitcom

Daniel O'Reilly - aka controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs - has posted a new sitcom pilot online. Read

Peter Kay in new comedy

Peter Kay in new comedy

Peter Kay will play Danny Baker's dad in a new comedy series based on his autobiography: Cradle To Grave. Read

Michael McIntyre at Easter

Michael McIntyre at Easter

Stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre will host a one-off Easter special for BBC One. Read

Phoenix Nights cast

Phoenix Nights cast

We take a look back at what the Phoenix Nights cast have been doing since the sitcom ended in 2002. Read

Lord of the Dance Settee 3

Lord of the Dance Settee 3

A brand new third episode of Richard Herring's latest podcast series, Lord of the Dance Settee. Listen

Ronnie Barker Lecture

Ronnie Barker Lecture

The BBC has announced the creation of an annual Ronnie Barker Comedy Lecture. Read

New Ben Miller sitcom

New Ben Miller sitcom

Ben Miller will be reunited The Worst Week Of My Life writers for new BBC One sitcom I Want My Wife Back. Read

Tracey Ullman back at BBC

Tracey Ullman back at BBC

Tracey Ullman is to make a brand new series for the BBC, more than 30 years since last working for them. Read

Morgana Robinson pilot

Morgana Robinson pilot

Morgana Robinson has been awarded her own sketch show pilot for BBC Two, called Morgana & Friends. Read

Harry & Paul retrospective

Harry & Paul retrospective

BBC Two has confirmed a programme celebrating the 25-year partnership of Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse. Read

Post-election Bremner show

Post-election Bremner show

Rory Bremner will follow up his Coalition Report with an Election Report special after May's General Election. Read

Kerry Howard sitcom Witless

Kerry Howard sitcom Witless

BBC Three has ordered a sitcom starring Kerry Howard about flatmates who go into witness protection. Read

Bad Education Movie details

Bad Education Movie details

Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield will all appear in The Bad Education Movie. Read

Paul Whitehouse interview

Paul Whitehouse interview

An interview with Paul Whitehouse and David Cummings, writers of new sitcom Nurse. Read

O2 Comedy Gala 2015

O2 Comedy Gala 2015

Channel 4 has confirmed a sixth year of its Comedy Gala fundraiser in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Read

Vic & Bob on tour

Vic & Bob on tour

Reeves & Mortimer will later this year with their Poignant Moments show, celebrating 25 years together. Read

Sara Pascoe signs book deal

Sara Pascoe signs book deal

Sara Pascoe will write "funny, feminist exploration of the female body", Animal: How a Woman is Made. Read

Bad Education Movie is go

Bad Education Movie is go

Jack Whitehall has confirmed that his hit BBC Three sitcom Bad Education is heading to the big screen. Read

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez on TV

Funz And Gamez, the award-winning live comedy show hosted by Phil Ellis, is to be piloted as a TV show by the BBC. Read

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland's 2015 shows

BBC Scotland has unveiled its comedy plans for 2015. They include a full series for Two Doors Down. Read

RTS Awards nominations

RTS Awards nominations

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse lead the comedy-based nominations in the Royal Television Society Awards. Read

Top Coppers filming now

Top Coppers filming now

Production is underway on Top Coppers, a new BBC comedy series starring John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos. Read

Matt Lucas interview

Matt Lucas interview

Matt Lucas talks about filming Pompidou, the visual comedy series for the BBC in which he plays an aristocrat. Read

Would I Lie To You? - S9

Would I Lie To You? - S9

Following strong ratings, the BBC has ordered 10 more episodes of its panel show Would I Lie To You?. Read

Do you run a funny blog?

Do you run a funny blog?

Do you write a funny blog, curate an amusing website or joke a lot on Twitter? If so, here's a competition: Read

Rare 1980s photo exhibition

Rare 1980s photo exhibition

Rare images of iconic 1980s British comedy stars are to be displayed at the Museum Of Comedy. Read

Russell Brand's podcast

Russell Brand's podcast

Russell Brand has announced he is to launch a new podcast. The Russell Brand Podcast will be a 24-part series. Read

Tom Little wins competition

Tom Little wins competition

Stand-up comedian Tom Little has won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 competition. Read

I Live With Models interview

I Live With Models interview

The main cast members involved in new Comedy Central sitcom I Live With Models introduce themselves. Read

Getting fit pitfalls

Getting fit pitfalls

Tiffany Stevenson talks us through some of the bad things that occur when you sort out your health and fitness. Read

Rik Mayall snowman series

Rik Mayall snowman series

Radio 4 Extra is to mark Rik Mayall's birthday by broadcasting The Last Hurrah - Interview With The Snowman. Read

Idil Sukan photo exhibition

Idil Sukan photo exhibition

Take a look at some of the iconic photos of comedians that feature in photographer Idil Sukan's London exhibition. View

Margaret Thatcher podcast

Margaret Thatcher podcast

Check out our funny new satirical comedy podcast. It's hosted by our former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher! Listen

Craft of Comedy Conference

Craft of Comedy Conference

Llandudno in North Wales is hosting The Craft of Comedy Writing Conference on the 24th and 25th April 2015. Read

Old Comedian Of The Year

Old Comedian Of The Year

The Museum of Comedy has a competition for 'comics who've been around long enough to know better'. Read

Elis James interview

Elis James interview

Crims star Elis James talks about preparing to helm Centrepoint's next Laughing Stock gala. Read

Dick Emery at 100

Dick Emery at 100

On what would have been his 100th birthday, we look at the life and work of character comic Dick Emery. Read

Chortle Awards nominees

Chortle Awards nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Chortle Awards have been revealed, with Funz And Gamez leading the pack. Read

Mark Steel's In Town 6

Mark Steel's In Town 6

The sixth series of radio comedy Mark Steel's In Town will be recorded between March and May. Read

Basil Brush is now online

Basil Brush is now online

Classic children's TV character Basil Brush is moving online, with a 32-part sketch show broadcasting on YouTube. Read

Shaun The Sheep facts

Shaun The Sheep facts

Here's some interesting facts about Shaun The Sheep Movie. For example, there are 1589 'baa' sounds in the film. Read

Hunderby to return

Hunderby to return

Julia Davis's black comedy Hunderby is to return later this year to Sky Atlantic for a two-part special. Read

ITV2 orders Job Lot Series 3

ITV2 orders Job Lot Series 3

ITV2 sitcom The Job Lot, starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland, will return for a third series. Read

Valentine's Day puns

Valentine's Day puns

Some pun-based jokes for Valentine's Day from Darren Walsh. Plus some additional themed cartoon illustrations too. View

Valentine's Day sketches

Valentine's Day sketches

A bunch of new sketches from British comedy groups, all of which are related to love and Valentine's Day. Watch

Funny Valentine's comedies

Funny Valentine's comedies

The BBC have released a collection of nine Valentine's-related original short comedy films exclusive to BBC iPlayer. Watch

Jack Docherty - TV pilot

Jack Docherty - TV pilot

Stop/Start, a Radio 4 sitcom by Jack Docherty about three married couples, is to be piloted for TV soon. Read

Leo Kearse: Pun Champion

Leo Kearse: Pun Champion

Leo Kearse has been named as the winner of the UK Pun Championships 2015. Read some of his gags here: Read

Detectorists award noms

Detectorists award noms

Nominations have been revealed for the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2015. Read

Bad Robots to return for S2

Bad Robots to return for S2

E4 hidden-camera prank series Bad Robots will return for a second series. Read

E4 orders Crashing sitcom

E4 orders Crashing sitcom

E4 has commissioned a sitcom about six 20- and 30-somethings living in a disused hospital. Read

Goodness Gracious Me return

Goodness Gracious Me return

The team behind hit sketch show Goodness Gracious Me are to re-form again to make another special. Read

Lee & Herring podcast

Lee & Herring podcast

Stewart Lee and Richard Herring chat about their 1990s TV show, This Morning With Richard Not Judy. Listen

BattleActs on crowd ideas

BattleActs on crowd ideas

Improv group BattleActs sometimes receive unwanted advice from the audience. Here's their thoughts. Read

ITV's new puppet show

ITV's new puppet show

ITV is to launch Newzoids, a new satirical puppet show which is being dubbed 'a modern day Spitting Image'. Read

Vic & Bob live shows?

Vic & Bob live shows?

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer say they are planning to tour the UK with a live show later this year. Read

Rich Hall search pilot

Rich Hall search pilot

Rich Hall will host the pilot episode of Search History, a new comedy format based around the internet. Read

Channel 4 making The Cloud

Channel 4 making The Cloud

Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan are working together to write a new Channel 4 sitcom set on a spaceship. Read

Taskmaster line-up revealed

Taskmaster line-up revealed

Taskmaster, the new comedy show for channel Dave starring Greg Davies, will feature guests like Tim Key. Read

Comic Relief statues

Comic Relief statues

A series of statues of comedians has been unveiled by Comic Relief. The models will appear in shopping centres. Read

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm interview

Nick Helm talks about the return of Uncle, and explains why he would love to swear at his young co-star. Read

Top 10 OFAH catchphrases

Top 10 OFAH catchphrases

Lovely Jubbly! A poll has determined the top 10 most used phrases from Only Fools And Horses. Cushti. Read

Nish Kumar hosts Newsjack

Nish Kumar hosts Newsjack

Stand-up comedian Nish Kumar has been named as the new host of Newsjack, the Radio 4 Extra sketch show. Read

Mark Watson's 27 hour gig

Mark Watson's 27 hour gig

Stand-up comedian Mark Watson is preparing to present a 27 hour long Comic Relief comedy gig. Read

Benidorm Series 8 ordered

Benidorm Series 8 ordered

ITV has ordered an 8th series of its hit sitcom Benidorm. 7 new episodes will be filmed later this year. Read

Rick Edwards pilot

Rick Edwards pilot

ITV2 is piloting Safe Word, a new panel show in which celebrity reputations are put in the hands of comedians. Read

Best TV show in 20 years?

Best TV show in 20 years?

The Office was amongst the winners at the 2015 Broadcast Awards, named best show in the past 20 years. Read

Stewart Lee versus touts

Stewart Lee versus touts

Stewart Lee has complained that tickets for his live shows are appearing on sites with nearly a 400% mark-up. Read

Democracy Dealers

Democracy Dealers

The team behind The Revolution Will Be Televised have filmed a political special called Revolution Presents. Read

Transgender sitcom filming

Transgender sitcom filming

Filming has begun on BBC Two sitcom Boy Meets Girl, focusing on a transgender relationship. Read

Ruth Jones interview

Ruth Jones interview

Ruth Jones reveals what viewers can expect from the fourth series of Stella, her hit Sky1 comedy drama. Read

Danielle Ward interview

Danielle Ward interview

Danielle Ward introduces her alter-ego Dani Frankenstein, talks about music, and how the circuit has changed. Read

Murder mystery comedy

Murder mystery comedy

BBC Three has commissioned a full series of comedy/murder-mystery format Murder In Successville. Read

Ted Robbins stage collapse

Ted Robbins stage collapse

Actor Ted Robbins has a suspected heart attack live on stage during the first Phoenix Nights Live show. Read

Neil Fitzmaurice interview

Neil Fitzmaurice interview

We talk to Neil Fitzmaurice ahead of Phoenix Nights' live stage revival for Comic Relief. Read

QI to be shown in the USA

QI to be shown in the USA

QI, the long-running British panel show hosted by Stephen Fry, is finally set to be broadcast in the USA. Read

David Jason interview

David Jason interview

David Jason talks about Only Fools And Horses, in the process revealing his favourite scene from the show. Read

R4's religious panel show

R4's religious panel show

Radio 4 is developing And God Laughs, a new panel show that will 'take a humorous look at religion'. Read

Let's Play Darts

Let's Play Darts

The comedians involved in Let's Play Darts For Comic Relief talk about how good they are at throwing the 'arrows'. Read

Catastrophe gets Series 2

Catastrophe gets Series 2

Channel 4 has recommissioned Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's sitcom Catastrophe. Read

Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are reportedly making a special to celebrate 25 years of their sketches. Read

8m see Still Open All Hours

8m see Still Open All Hours

The first series of Still Open All Hours came to a close last night with a peak of over 8m viewers. Read

(After) Life of Cook & Moore

(After) Life of Cook & Moore

A preview of 'Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore', the comic play about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Read

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

The results of the 9th Comedy.co.uk Awards. Cabin Pressure writer John Finnemore is the biggest winner. Read

Arthur Strong interview

Arthur Strong interview

BCG chats to Count Arthur Strong. Somehow he gets the impression we've booked him for Just A Minute. Read

New reality TV panel show

New reality TV panel show

ITV2 has ordered a brand new panel show focussed on the world of reality television. Read

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

The BBC has announced a set of 9 new iPlayer comedy programmes to mark Valentine's Day 2015. Read

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Sky has announced a raft of guest stars for Moone Boy Series 3, which returns to screens in March. Read

The Walshes axed

The Walshes axed

The BBC has axed new sitcom The Walshes, prompting writer Graham Linehan to complain. Read

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Mighty Boosh actor Rich Fulcher is to star in a Channel 4 sitcom pilot set around a struggling adult store. Read