List Of Comedies By Year

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

Rob Brydon Live

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included Rob Brydon Live (pictured), 4 O'Clock Files, Michael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show and Make It Plumb.

Richard Hammond's Secret Service

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Richard Hammond's Secret Service (pictured), Kerry, Eggbox and Youngers.

Adam Hills Stands Up Live

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Adam Hills Stands Up Live (pictured), 30 Years Of The Comic Strip Presents, John Bishop's Big Year and Citizen Khan.

Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s (pictured), Milton Jones - Live Universe Tour - Part One: Earth, Lee Mack's All Star Cast and Sadie J.

Shelfstackers

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Shelfstackers (pictured), Special 1 TV, It's Nice Up North With John Shuttleworth and The Stephen K Amos Show.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret (pictured), Campus, Horne & Corden and Burnistoun.

Moving Wallpaper

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Moving Wallpaper (pictured), Lenny Henry.TV, Frank Skinner Live At The Birmingham Hippodrome and The Viewing.

Comedy Cuts

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Comedy Cuts (pictured), The Armstrong & Miller Show, Learners and Bonkers!.

Edinburgh & Beyond

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Edinburgh & Beyond (pictured), TV Heaven, Telly Hell, A History Of Oil and Genie In The House.

Jeff Green: Back From The Bewilderness

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Jeff Green: Back From The Bewilderness (pictured), Bo! In The USA, Ideal and Lucas And Walliams: The Early Years.

Shameless

2004

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

Comedy Connections

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Comedy Connections (pictured), Gash, Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill and The Sitcom Trials.

Wallace And Gromit's Cracking Contraptions

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Wallace And Gromit's Cracking Contraptions (pictured), Wild West, Does Doug Know? and Lee Evans Live In Scotland.

A Small Summer Party

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included A Small Summer Party (pictured), Revolver, Take The Mike and Mega Mela Malai.

Monarch Of The Glen

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Monarch Of The Glen (pictured), Time Gentlemen Please, The Scunthorpe Ball Run and Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show.

The Flint Street Nativity

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included The Flint Street Nativity (pictured), Angry Kid, Alistair McGowan's Big Impression and All Aboard The Cat Bus.

The Last Salute

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Last Salute (pictured), If I Ruled The World, Stressed Eric and The Jackie Mason Show.

The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon (pictured), Pilgrim's Rest, Cold Feet and Ain't Misbehavin'.

The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin (pictured), An Evening With..., A Drop Of Digance and Lord Of Misrule.

The Mrs. Merton Show

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included The Mrs. Merton Show (pictured), Cold Comfort Farm, The Sunday Show and The Curious Case Of Dr Hertz Van Rental.

Three Fights, Two Weddings And A Funeral

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Three Fights, Two Weddings And A Funeral (pictured), Paris, Harry Enfield & Chums and Benny Hill - Unseen.

Goodnight Sweetheart

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Goodnight Sweetheart (pictured), Zzzap!, Rik Mayall Presents and If You See God, Tell Him.

Terry And Julian

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Terry And Julian (pictured), Heroes Of Comedy, Love Hurts and Tall, Dark And Handsome.

2point4 Children

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included 2point4 Children (pictured), Cannon And Ball's Playhouse, The Sharp End and Teenage Health Freak.

Frankie Howerd On Campus

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd On Campus (pictured), Have I Got News For You, One On Two and Waiting For God.

May To December

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included May To December (pictured), Mornin' Sarge, The Stone Age and Bradley.

Once In A Lifetime

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Once In A Lifetime (pictured), Colin's Sandwich, 1st Exposure and Friday Night Live.

French And Saunders

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included French And Saunders (pictured), Stop That Laughing At The Back, Morecambe & Wise On Stage and Just For Laughs.

Dear John....

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Dear John.... (pictured), All At No. 20, I Feel Fine and Hot Metal.

Three Up, Two Down

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Three Up, Two Down (pictured), Super Gran, The Joke Machine and All In Good Faith.

Arthur's Hallowed Ground

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Arthur's Hallowed Ground (pictured), Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, Comrade Dad and Me & My Girl.

No Place Like Home

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included No Place Like Home (pictured), The Climber, Interference and Michael Barrymore.

L For Lester

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included L For Lester (pictured), Father Charlie, It's Your Move and Credible Credits.

Never The Twain

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Never The Twain (pictured), Only Fools And Horses, Sorry, I'm A Stranger Here Myself and The Gaffer.

An Audience With...

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included An Audience With... (pictured), Jon, Brian, Kirsti And Jon, Keep It In The Family and Watch This Space.

Feet First

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Feet First (pictured), Minder, Kelly Monteith and The Ken Dodd Laughter Show.

Margie And Me

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Margie And Me (pictured), Selwyn, Scotch And Wry and Born And Bred.

The Other One

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included The Other One (pictured), The Fuzz, Max's Holiday Hour and Robin's Nest.

The Many Wives Of Patrick

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included The Many Wives Of Patrick (pictured), The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, Ripping Yarns and Cilla's World Of Comedy.

Carry On Laughing

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Carry On Laughing (pictured), Billy Dainty, Esq, After That, This and For Richer... For Poorer.

...And Mother Makes Five

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included ...And Mother Makes Five (pictured), The End Of The Pier Show, Badger's Set and Sitting Pretty.

Whoops Baghdad

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Whoops Baghdad (pictured), Billy Liar, Black And Blue and Son Of The Bride.

Thirty Minutes Worth

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Thirty Minutes Worth (pictured), It's All In Life, The Train Now Standing and Pardon My Genie.

The Two Ronnies

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Two Ronnies (pictured), Mike And Bernie, Some Matters Of Little Consequence and Bless This House.

The Culture Vultures

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Culture Vultures (pictured), Carry On Forever, Who's Your Friend? and From A Bird's Eye View.

Up Pompeii!

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Up Pompeii! (pictured), Don't Ask Us - We're New Here, Girls About Town and Join Jim Dale.

Nearest And Dearest

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Nearest And Dearest (pictured), Will The Real Mike Yarwood Stand Up?, Broaden Your Mind and Kindly Leave The Stage.

Who Is Sylvia?

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Who Is Sylvia? (pictured), Twice A Fortnight, Not In Front Of The Children and Gentleman Jim.

George And The Dragon

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included George And The Dragon (pictured), Mr John Jorrocks, Judgement Day For Elijah Jones and Room At The Bottom.

The Time And Motion Man

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included The Time And Motion Man (pictured), Man With A Mission, The Vital Spark and My Father Knew Lloyd George.

Frankie Howerd

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd (pictured), Beyond The Fringe, A Touch Of The Norman Vaughans and Room At The Bottom - Confessions Of A Television Producer.

The Dick Emery Show

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Dick Emery Show (pictured), Dig This Rhubarb, Mr Justice Duncannon and Who Is Secombe?.

Steptoe And Son

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Steptoe And Son (pictured), The Adventures Of Francie And Josie, It's A Living and Benny Hill.

Three Live Wires

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included Three Live Wires (pictured), Faces Of Jim, Winning Widows and Lunch In The Park.

Sykes And A...

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Sykes And A... (pictured), The Love Of Mike, Mess Mates and A Life Of Bliss.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included It's Saturday Night, Gala Opening and Don't Tell Father.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), East End - West End, Trouble For Two and On With The Show.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), The Most Likely Girl, Double Six and Drake's Progress.

Hancock's Half Hour

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Hancock's Half Hour (pictured), Tracey And Me, Hip Hip Who Ray and Nat's In The Belfry.

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Sunday Night At The London Palladium (pictured), The Benny Hill Show, Love And Kisses and Are Husbands Really Necessary?.

Running Wild

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Running Wild (pictured), Fast And Loose, Just Sally and Tons Of Money.

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1953

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

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included Silk, Satin, Cotton, Rags, Don't Spare The Horses and Better Not....

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included Arthur Askey, Parent-Craft and Here's Television.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Don't Look Now, Camping and Friday Funny Man.

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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 Cuckoo College.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included Hulbert Follies, Comedy Capers and La Vie Cambridgeienne.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included The Handle Bar, Mincemeat and Funny Thing This Wireless!.

Pinwright's Progress

1946

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

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1938

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1938. New shows launched this year included Stanelli's Bachelor Party, Byng-Ho! and Nice Work.

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Leslie Weston, Steve Geray And Magda Kun and Billy Maloney.

Claude Dampier

1936

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

Pre 1936

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

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili discusses his acclaimed war documentary, plus Oliver Reed, tricky Joe Orton plays, bad TV recordings... Read

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, Tim Key and Sharon Rooney are amongst the cast for BBC2 comic thriller Stag. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Historian Graham McCann has revealed an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot. Read

Flat TV gets full series

Flat TV gets full series

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

BBC Three's Cuckoo is to return for a third series. Greg Davies & Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles. Read

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

The BBC has announced six new pilots - SunnyD, Radges, People Time, Fishbowl, Dead Air and Funz And Gamez. Read

Frog and Bucket plaque

Frog and Bucket plaque

The Frog and Bucket club has celebrated its 21st birthday with a blue plaque for those that 'died' on its stage. Read

John Moloney interview

John Moloney interview

John Moloney introduces his new Radio 4 series and talks about how the comedy circuit is different nowadays. Read

Williams & Hancock show

Williams & Hancock show

A preview of Seriously Funny, a play at The Museum Of Comedy about Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. Read

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

In this article, comedy performer Inder Manocha discusses how ethnic comedy relates to the mainstream. Read

Trollied gets a Series 5

Trollied gets a Series 5

Sky1 sitcom Trollied will be back for a fifth series, star Jason Watkins (aka store manager Gavin) has confirmed. Read

'Making it' in comedy

'Making it' in comedy

Barry Ferns writes on the topic of what it means to 'make it' in comedy. Think carefully about your end goals. Read

Whose Line? is coming back

Whose Line? is coming back

Some of the stars of hit 1990s TV format Whose Line Is It Anyway? are reuniting for a series of live shows in London. Read

BAFTA TV Awards 2015

BAFTA TV Awards 2015

The winners of the BAFTA TV Awards 2015 have been revealed, including Jessica Hynes and Detectorists. Read

Not Going Out will return!

Not Going Out will return!

Lee Mack has revealed that his hit sitcom Not Going Out has not ended. It will return for a Christmas special. Read

Crims dropped by BBC Three

Crims dropped by BBC Three

BBC Three sitcom Crims has been dropped after just one series, the broadcaster has confirmed. Read

Nick Park's new film

Nick Park's new film

Nick Park and Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep, are making Early Man. Read

No Offence interviews

No Offence interviews

A guide to No Offence, the police-based comedy drama from the creator of Shameless. Lots more info: Read

David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell interview

David Mitchell talks about comedy and politics, as he prepares to co-host Channel 4's Alternative Election Night. Read

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter is off on a tour of the UK. In this interview he talks about contrived outrage, and more: Read

Tom Davis interview

Tom Davis interview

We talk to comedy actor Tom Davis about his funny new improvised comedy series for BBC3, Murder In Successville. Read

Pub Landlord interview

Pub Landlord interview

We talk to the Pub Landlord as his drive for electoral victory comes to a head. Will he be voted in as an MP? Read

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Good news. Dave has ordered two more new series of the cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, to air in 2016 and 2017. Read

Want to date a comedian?

Want to date a comedian?

Comedian Maddy Anholt explains her 2015 Fringe show, and how you could take her out on a date. Read

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

A host of stand-up stars are to perform at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park gigs in London. Read

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Top stand-up Zoe Lyons reveals to us the tours that never were... five show names that didn't make the grade. Read

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton discusses the reaction to the second series of Inside No. 9 and his hopes for a third series. Read

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP says comments made about Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You have been biased against him. Read

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Irish sketch comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog list out some of the cultural differences between Britain and Ireland. Read

Peter Kay's 2.8m car share

Peter Kay's 2.8m car share

Peter Kay's Car Share has broken a BBC record, with the show being streamed 2.8m times on iPlayer. Read

Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat, a new animated comedy from Disney XD, will feature Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak. Read

Russell Howard interview

Russell Howard interview

Russell Howard introduces his new TV show in this quick interview. There's also a funny preview clip here. Read

Hoff The Record again

Hoff The Record again

UKTV has ordered a 2nd series of David Hasselhoff mockumentary Hoff The Record before the 1st has been seen. Read

Kayvan Novak's R4 show

Kayvan Novak's R4 show

Fonejacker star Kayvan Novak is making The Celebrity Voicemail Show, a new comedy series for Radio 4. Read

Keith Harris dies aged 67

Keith Harris dies aged 67

Comedy entertainer Keith Harris, best known for his ventriloquist performances with his puppet Orville, has died. Read

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Toksvig quits News Quiz

Sandi Toksvig has announced she is to step down as host of The News Quiz, the hit Radio 4 panel show. Read

Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip. Read

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

Missing TV sketch shows?

Missing TV sketch shows?

The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read

Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read

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

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

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