List Of Comedies By Year

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

Alan Davies - Life Is Pain

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include Alan Davies - Life Is Pain (pictured), CTRL Freaks, Alan Davies Après-Ski and Detectorists.

Through The Keyhole

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Through The Keyhole (pictured), Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues, Paddy's TV Guide and The Alternative Comedy Experience.

Channel 4 Comedy Presents: Them From That Thing

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Channel 4 Comedy Presents: Them From That Thing (pictured), Full English, Dead Boss and Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums.

Pixelface

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Pixelface (pictured), Stand Up For Comic Relief, Imagine: The Art Of Stand-Up and King Of....

Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Channel 4's Alternative Election Night (pictured), Rhod Gilbert And The Award-Winning Mince Pie, Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels and Odd One In.

The Legend Of Dick And Dom

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included The Legend Of Dick And Dom (pictured), It's Only A Theory, Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas and My Almost Famous Family.

Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Jonathan Ross Salutes Dad's Army (pictured), Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Lunch Monkeys.

Harry & Paul

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Harry & Paul (pictured), Welcome To Strathmuir, The Graham Norton Show and News Knight With Sir Trevor McDonald.

Best Of The Worst

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Best Of The Worst (pictured), Time Trumpet, Not Going Out and Suburban Shootout.

The Thick Of It

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included The Thick Of It (pictured), Bill Bailey: Part Troll, Blessed and Arena: Galton And Simpson.

Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute (pictured), Director's Commentary, Ross Noble: Unrealtime and Comedy Heroes.

Monkey Dust

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Monkey Dust (pictured), 3 Non-Blondes, Posh Nosh and Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill.

Meet The Magoons

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Meet The Magoons (pictured), TV To Go, Reputations: Frankie Howerd and The Anti-Establishment Club.

Pets

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Pets (pictured), 2DTV, Renegades Of Magina and High Stakes.

Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story (pictured), Jam, The Wilsons and Randall And Hopkirk: Deceased.

All Along The Watchtower

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included All Along The Watchtower (pictured), From Spam To Sperm, Chewin' The Fat and Small Potatoes.

Jack & The Beanstalk

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Jack & The Beanstalk (pictured), Clinton: His Struggle With Dirt, Rex The Runt and dinnerladies.

Cows

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Cows (pictured), Operation Good Guys, Animal Madness and Mooney And Magee.

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), The Office, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Faith In The Future

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Faith In The Future (pictured), Anyone For Pennis, Look At The State We're In! and Agony Again.

Just William

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Just William (pictured), The Honeymoon's Over, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies and The House Of Windsor.

Jo Brand Through The Cakehole

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Jo Brand Through The Cakehole (pictured), The Riff Raff Element, Conjugal Rites and Mama's Back!.

Sean's Show

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Sean's Show (pictured), Men Behaving Badly, Tall, Dark And Handsome and A Stab In The Dark.

Murder Most Horrid

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Murder Most Horrid (pictured), So You Think You've Got Troubles, Rich Tea And Sympathy and Plaza Patrol.

Waiting For God

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Waiting For God (pictured), The Upper Hand, Casino and Tales Of The Rodent Sherlock Holmes.

Victoria Wood

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Victoria Wood (pictured), The Nineteenth Hole, John Sessions On The Spot and Davro's Sketch Pad.

Chelmsford 123

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Chelmsford 123 (pictured), No Frills, The Beiderbecke Connection and Small World.

French And Saunders

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included French And Saunders (pictured), ChuckleVision, The World According To Smith And Jones and Valentine Park.

Brush Strokes

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Brush Strokes (pictured), Executive Stress, Constant Hot Water and Mr Pye.

All In Good Faith

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included All In Good Faith (pictured), Mighty Moments From World History, And There's More and The Mistress.

Ever Decreasing Circles

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Ever Decreasing Circles (pictured), Comrade Dad, Call Earnshaw and Singles.

Sweet Sixteen

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Sweet Sixteen (pictured), Pinkerton's Progress, Brass and Father's Day.

Outside Edge

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Outside Edge (pictured), L For Lester, The Eric Sykes 1990 Show and Emery Presents.

The Gaffer

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included The Gaffer (pictured), Take A Letter Mr. Jones..., Happy Endings and Honkey Tonk Heroes.

Frankie Howerd Reveals All

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd Reveals All (pictured), The Other 'Arf, Hi-De-Hi! and Sounding Brass.

Cannon And Ball

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Cannon And Ball (pictured), The Tea Ladies, Two Up, Two Down and Ken Dodd's Christmas Show.

Going Straight

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Going Straight (pictured), Squire Dodd's Christmas Special, The Upchat Connection and Pickersgill People.

Car Along The Pass

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Car Along The Pass (pictured), Bricks Without Straw, After The Boom Was Over and Cheers.

Hello Cheeky

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Hello Cheeky (pictured), What's On Next?, Nuts In May and The Freddie Starr Show.

The Cuckoo Waltz

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included The Cuckoo Waltz (pictured), My Brother's Keeper, Cilla's Comedy Six and Hogg's Back.

Mr Big

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included Mr Big (pictured), French Relish, Francis Howerd In Concert and A Little Bit Of Wisdom.

I'll Fly You For A Quid

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included I'll Fly You For A Quid (pictured), Sir Yellow, The Gordon Peters Show and Frankie Howerd In Ulster.

Sykes

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Sykes (pictured), Shut That Door!, Shirley's World and Turnbull's Finest Half-Hour.

...And Mother Makes Three

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included ...And Mother Makes Three (pictured), Keep It In The Family, Mike And Bernie and All This - And Christmas Too!.

The Lovers

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Lovers (pictured), Mike And Bernie's Special: A Tale Of Two Winters, Step Laughing Into The Grave and Making Whoopee.

Monty Python's Flying Circus

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Monty Python's Flying Circus (pictured), The Loves Of Larch Hill, On The Rocks and Charge!.

Dad's Army

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Dad's Army (pictured), Cooper King-Size, Mum's Boys and Nearest And Dearest.

At Last The 1948 Show

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included At Last The 1948 Show (pictured), Three Of A Kind, Do Not Adjust Your Set and Uncle Fred Flits By.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), Cooperama, Al Read Says What A Life! and The Blackpool Show.

The Worker

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included The Worker (pictured), BBC-3, Barney Is My Darling and Pet Pals.

The Big Noise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Big Noise (pictured), Deep & Crisp & Stolen, Impromptu and Blackpool Night Out.

The Dick Emery Show

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Dick Emery Show (pictured), Underworld Knights, And Here, All The Way From... and Home From Home.

That Was The Week That Was

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included That Was The Week That Was (pictured), The Reunion, William and The Channel Swimmer.

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), If The Crown Fits..., Roamin' Holiday and Arthur Haynes Entertains.

Our House

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Our House (pictured), Mess Mates, The Trouble With Harry and Citizen James.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Gert And Daisy, The Ken Dodd Show and Tell It To The Marines.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), Charlie Drake In..., On With The Show and Captain Moonlight - Man Of Mystery.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), Aladdin, Three 'Tough' Guys and Beside The Seaside.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Son Of Fred, Evans Abode and Dress Rehearsal.

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, Are Husbands Really Necessary? and Curtains For Harry.

Running Wild

1954

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

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included The Great Detective, A Good Idea - Son! and Reggie Little At Large.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd's Korean Party, My Wife Jacqueline and Reg Varney.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included These Are The Days, Parent-Craft and April Fool's Day.

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1950

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

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included 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), Ballet 'How', Paging You and The Village Store.

1940 - 1945

Word War II resulted in the fledgling BBC Television Service shutting down. There was no TV at all between 1940 - 1945. BBC Home Service radio continued to be broadcast during this period and some films were released, however we have not yet established what, if any, new comedy programming was made during this period.

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1939

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1939. New shows launched this year included Bebe Daniels And Ben Lyon, Ronald Frankau and Percy Ponsonby....

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1938

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

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Stanelli, Olive Fox and Leslie Weston.

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.

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

Win Cuckoo Series 1

Win Cuckoo Series 1

Win a copy of Series 1 of Cuckoo on DVD, the sitcom starring Greg Davies and Andy Samberg. Enter

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

Fringe shows at Odeon

Fringe shows at Odeon

Three comedy shows are to be transmitted from the Edinburgh Fringe to Odeon cinemas nationwide. Read

Meet the No Strings puppets

Meet the No Strings puppets

We encountered a group of puppets on the streets of Edinburgh who were planning an improv Fringe show. View

Steve Hall blog

Steve Hall blog

Steve Hall explains why he's resisted the urge to go to Edinburgh. Instead he's performing in London. Read

Jarred Christmas blog

Jarred Christmas blog

Jarred Christmas introduces the show he is putting on at the Phoenix Fringe with beat boxer Hobbit. Read

1st show distractions

1st show distractions

A bike race, a fire alarm and a pig have been amongst the things that have disrupted Fringe shows. Read

Susan Calman & Rob Newman

Susan Calman & Rob Newman

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

Kenny Ireland - RIP

Kenny Ireland - RIP

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

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

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

Rhys James sitcom

Rhys James sitcom

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

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

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

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

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

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

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

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

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

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

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

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

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

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

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

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

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

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

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

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

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

More Brittas Empire?

More Brittas Empire?

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

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

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

Some Girls Series 3 filming

Some Girls Series 3 filming

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

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

Name That Tune Bill Bailey

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

Give Out Girls switches

Give Out Girls switches

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

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

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

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

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

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

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

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott interview

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

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

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

Hayley Ellis blog

Hayley Ellis blog

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

Top 10 from Monty Python

Top 10 from Monty Python

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

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

Nina Conti's BBC2 show

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

Rhod Gilbert's new job

Rhod Gilbert's new job

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

Ben Miller interview

Ben Miller interview

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

Dead Ringers is back!

Dead Ringers is back!

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

E4 to screen Almost Royal

E4 to screen Almost Royal

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

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

Mrs Brown's Boys chat show?

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

Horrible Histories 6?

Horrible Histories 6?

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

Katie Mulgrew blog

Katie Mulgrew blog

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

Stephen Merchant on the USA

Stephen Merchant on the USA

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

I Live With Models pilot

I Live With Models pilot

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

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

Fringe Spotlight: TV Stars

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

Fringe Visitor Guide

Fringe Visitor Guide

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

Danny Baker's comedy drama

Danny Baker's comedy drama

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

Crackanory 2 line-up

Crackanory 2 line-up

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

You, Me & Them again

You, Me & Them again

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

Mid Morning Matters 2

Mid Morning Matters 2

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

New Fighting Talk team

New Fighting Talk team

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