List Of Comedies By Year

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

Edge Of Heaven

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include Edge Of Heaven (pictured), TV OD, The Totally Senseless Gameshow and The Charlie Hides Show.

Ambassadors

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Ambassadors (pictured), Jon Richardson: Funny Magnet, Gangsta Granny and That Hidden Camera Family.

Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Vic And Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners (pictured), A Civil Arrangement, Nixon's The One and Clive Dunn: A Tribute.

Black Mirror

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Black Mirror (pictured), David Suchet On Sid Field: Last Of The Music Hall Heroes, Episodes and Epic Win.

Vexed

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Vexed (pictured), Grandma's House, Carpool and Steve Coogan As Alan Partridge And Other Less Successful Characters.

Things Talk

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Things Talk (pictured), Russell Brand: Skinned, We Need Answers and No Signal.

The Cup

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included The Cup (pictured), Terry Pratchett's The Colour Of Magic, Hancock And Joan and The Andi Osho Show.

HR

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included HR (pictured), The Peter Serafinowicz Show, Grumpy Old New Year and Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness.

Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor (pictured), Fonejacker, Legit and The Complete Guide To Parenting.

Fact Hunt

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Fact Hunt (pictured), Swinging, Bo! In The USA and 28 Acts In 28 Minutes.

Catterick

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Catterick (pictured), The Lenny Henry Show, AD/BC: A Rock Opera and Bognor Or Bust.

Comedy Connections

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Comedy Connections (pictured), 20 Things To Do Before You're Thirty, The Booze Cruise and Grass.

Meet The Magoons

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Meet The Magoons (pictured), Snoddy, Captain V and Cyderdelic.

Harry Hill's TV Burp

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Harry Hill's TV Burp (pictured), Linda Green, Fun At The Funeral Parlour and Arena: The Entertainers - Drake's Progress.

Human Remains

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Human Remains (pictured), Mirrorball, The Unforgettable... and Pay And Display.

My Parents Are Aliens

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included My Parents Are Aliens (pictured), It's... The Monty Python Story, High Hopes and Joe's Pop Shop.

The Royle Family

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Royle Family (pictured), Tottenham 2, Rex The Runt and Slap! - Love, Lies And Lipstick.

We Know Where You Live

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included We Know Where You Live (pictured), Loved By You, See You Friday and I'm Alan Partridge.

Over Here

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Over Here (pictured), Agent Z & The Penguin From Mars, The Legacy Of Reginald Perrin and Saturday Live.

One For The Road

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included One For The Road (pictured), The Best Of Kenny Everett's Television Shows, Coogan's Run and Heroes Of Comedy.

The Day Today

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included The Day Today (pictured), The Russ Abbot Show, Cryer's Crackers and Zig And Zag's Dirty Deeds.

Newman And Baddiel In Pieces

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Newman And Baddiel In Pieces (pictured), The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer, Wild Oats and If You See God, Tell Him.

Rowan Atkinson Live

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Rowan Atkinson Live (pictured), Aah Sean, Old Boy Network and Absolutely Fabulous.

The Darling Buds Of May

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included The Darling Buds Of May (pictured), Radio Roo, Bernard And The Genie and A Late Lunch With Les.

Vic Reeves Big Night Out

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Vic Reeves Big Night Out (pictured), One On Two, Haggard and Up The Garden Path.

May To December

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included May To December (pictured), The Staggering Stories Of Ferdinand De Bargos, Style Monsters and Tygo Road.

The Management

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included The Management (pictured), Craig Goes Mad In Melbourne, First Of The Summer Wine and Wife Begins At 40.

High & Dry

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included High & Dry (pictured), Running Wild, Life Without George and Rude Health.

Brush Strokes

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Brush Strokes (pictured), Laughs From Her Majesty's, Help! and All At No. 20.

Full House

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Full House (pictured), Roll Over Beethoven, Cabaret and Tandoori Nights.

Fresh Fields

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Fresh Fields (pictured), Aladdin And The Forty Thieves, The Steam Video Company and Ever Decreasing Circles.

Bananaman

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Bananaman (pictured), Dear Ladies, The Cabbage Patch and Sweet Sixteen.

Tom, Dick And Harriet

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Tom, Dick And Harriet (pictured), The Stanley Baxter Hour, Don't Rock The Boat and Anyone For Denis?.

Chintz

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Chintz (pictured), The Bagthorpe Saga, Stainless Steel And The Star Spies and 81 Take 2.

Nice Work

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Nice Work (pictured), Are You Being Served In Australia?, Bernie Clifton On Stage and Tales From A Long Room.

Bloomers

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Bloomers (pictured), Of Mycenae And Men, Spooner's Patch and The Plank.

Going Straight

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Going Straight (pictured), Pickersgill People, Selwyn and The Losers.

Backs To The Land

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Backs To The Land (pictured), What A Performance, The Common Lot and Chalk And Cheese.

Lucky Feller

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Lucky Feller (pictured), What's On Next?, The Secret Policeman's Ball and Rentaghost.

Honey

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Honey (pictured), The Good Life, The Cuckoo Waltz and Frankie Howerd's Tittertime.

The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included The Top Secret Life Of Edgar Briggs (pictured), A Girl's Best Friend, Pygmalion Smith and ...And Mother Makes Five.

All Our Saturdays

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included All Our Saturdays (pictured), Y Garej, The World Of Cilla and The Kids From 47A.

Clochemerle

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Clochemerle (pictured), Spring & Autumn, Joyce Grenfell and Shut That Door!.

A Class By Himself

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included A Class By Himself (pictured), Get The Drift, Tottering Towers and The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine.

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), The Jugg Brothers, The Kenny Everett Explosion and The Misfit.

Carry On Christmas

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Carry On Christmas (pictured), Don't Ask Us - We're New Here, The Complete And Utter History Of Britain and The Making Of Peregrine.

The Morecambe & Wise Show

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included The Morecambe & Wise Show (pictured), The Best Pair Of Legs In The Business, The Gold Watch Club and Ooh La La!.

Not In Front Of The Children

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Not In Front Of The Children (pictured), Mister Misfit, Blandings Castle and Mr Aitch.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), Judgement Day For Elijah Jones, All Square and Al Read Says What A Life!.

Pardon The Expression

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Pardon The Expression (pictured), Pet Pals, Man With A Mission and Porterhouse - Private Eye.

The Likely Lads

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Likely Lads (pictured), Fire Crackers, Arkady Raikin and ABC Of Britain.

Marriage Lines

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Marriage Lines (pictured), Underworld Knights, Fit For Heroes and Have You Read This Notice?.

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, Mr Pastry's Progress and Mr Pastry's Pet Shop.

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), Winning Widows, Happily Ever After and Bresslaw And Friends.

Bootsie And Snudge

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Bootsie And Snudge (pictured), The Charlie Drake Show, Leave It To Pastry and Sykes And A....

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Gert And Daisy, Call Me Sam and The Ken Dodd Show.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), Alan Young, After Hours and My Wife And I.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), Arthur's Anniversary, Beside The Seaside and Cooper (Or Life With Tommy).

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), The Tony Hancock Show, Tracey And Me and Those Kids.

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), Around The Town, Christmas Box and Confidentially.

Fast And Loose

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Fast And Loose (pictured), Clive Dunn, Friends And Neighbours and The Big Man.

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Nuts In May, The Good Old Days and Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included The Howerd Crowd, By Request and Silk, Satin, Cotton, Rags.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included Show Me A Spy!, An Evening At Home With Bernard Braden And Barbara Kelly and Parent-Craft.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Out Of This World, Camping and Joyce Grenfell.

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949.

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1948

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

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1947

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

Pinwright's Progress

1946

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

1940 - 1945

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

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1939

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1939. New shows launched this year included Percy Ponsonby..., Take Two Eggs and Ronald Frankau.

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1938

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

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Billy Maloney, Stanelli and Mrs Feather.

Claude Dampier

1936

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

Pre 1936

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

So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read

Laughing Horse finalists

Laughing Horse finalists

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition are listed here: Read

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how Aristotle got there first. Read

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard is to write his memoirs. He has signed a book deal with a US publishing company. Read

Gold to make more sitcoms

Gold to make more sitcoms

UKTV Gold has announced it is increasing its investment in new shows to develop five new sitcoms. Read

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese leads icon list

John Cleese has been named as the most influential British comedy icon in a poll of the public. Read

Charlie Brooker wipes again

Charlie Brooker wipes again

BBC Two has ordered another series of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, and a round-up of 2014. Read

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing 2

People Just Do Nothing, the BBC Three sitcom set around a pirate radio station, has been given a 2nd series. Read

Stand-up newcomers report

Stand-up newcomers report

Nine of the brave souls who performed stand-up for the first time as part of a charity gig report back. Read

Sara Pascoe podcast

Sara Pascoe podcast

Stand-up Sara Pascoe is this week's guest on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Listen

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis commissioned

Julia Davis's latest sitcom project, Morning Has Broken, has been given a full series by Channel 4. Read

Dapper Laughs won't return

Dapper Laughs won't return

ITV has confirmed that it will not order a second series of comedy-dating show Dapper Laughs: On The Pull. Read

Joseph Morpurgo interview

Joseph Morpurgo interview

An interview with Joseph Morpurgo, a comic actor whose solo work is pretty audacious in ambition. Read

Woody is now filming

Woody is now filming

Bradley Walsh and Kayvan Novak are now filming Woody, a new BBC sitcom set on a Spanish island. Read

British Comedy Awards 2014

British Comedy Awards 2014

The nominees for the British Comedy Awards 2014 have been revealed. See the shortlist for all 16 categories. Read

Babylon interviews

Babylon interviews

The stars of Babylon, Channel 4's police-based comedy drama, talk about how they prepared for the show. Read

Puppy Love interview

Puppy Love interview

The creators of new sitcom Puppy Love introduce the show, and talk about working with canine stars. Read

Churchill's true voice

Churchill's true voice

An interview with Toby DeWinter, the historian who discovered Churchill was a foul mouthed Northerner. Read

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Adam Jarrell and Andrew Fettes from the comic play Good Cop Bad Cop talk about their production. Read

Fresh Meat - Series 4

Fresh Meat - Series 4

Fresh Meat writers Bain & Armstrong have confirmed that they are working on a fourth series: Read

Ivo Graham interview

Ivo Graham interview

Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Ivo Graham answers our combative questions with patience and wit. Read

Detectorists Series 2

Detectorists Series 2

Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists will return to BBC Four for a second series in 2015. Read

Blue fooled in prank show

Blue fooled in prank show

Boy band Blue are the fools of a new prank series, one in which they attempt to run a bar in Ibiza. Read

Steve Coogan podcast

Steve Coogan podcast

For the 50th episode of his podcast series, Richard Herring interviews the one and only Steve Coogan! Listen

Adam Buxton Christmas show

Adam Buxton Christmas show

Adam Buxton is to present a one-off Christmas show for Sky Arts. Guide

McIntyre to host Royal show

McIntyre to host Royal show

Michael McIntyre will present the Royal Variety Performance this year. Acts will include Sarah Millican. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

An epic chat with Mark Thomas about arms sales, corporate spying, conspiracy theories, ISIS and more. Read

Twop Twips analysed

Twop Twips analysed

The best advice from the Twitter feed @TwopTwips has been put into a book. Here's some highlights: Read

Craig Campbell: living hell

Craig Campbell: living hell

Stand-up Craig Campbell has got early onset osteoarthritis. He has a bit of a rant about it in this blog: Read

All knitted Nudinits!

All knitted Nudinits!

Check out Nudinits, a 22 minute stop frame animated film in which every scene has been knitted by hand. Read

Benji Waterstones wins comp

Benji Waterstones wins comp

Stand-up Benji Waterstones has emerged as the winner of the Frog and Bucket's Beat the Frog contest. Read

Enter the Pun Championships

Enter the Pun Championships

Are you a comedian full of puns? If so, here's how to enter to become the 2015 UK Pun Champion. Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about his live comedy tour, and the reception to his TV sketch show Luxury Comedy. Read

Alan Carr: 2015 tour

Alan Carr: 2015 tour

Alan Carr has announced Yap, Yap, Yap!, a massive tour of the UK and Ireland starting in February 2015. Read

BAFTA Rocliffe winner blog

BAFTA Rocliffe winner blog

Daniel Brierley, one of the winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe writing competition, blogs about his experience. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

An interesting and honest diary recounting taking an 8 week stand-up course with tutor Logan Murray. Read

Matt Berry interview

Matt Berry interview

Matt Berry discusses the inspiration for Toast Of London, and talks about how he is shouted at in public. Read

Micky Flanagan interview

Micky Flanagan interview

Micky Flanagan talks about his new TV series in which he cycles around France, and other topics. Read

History of radio comedy

History of radio comedy

Grace Dent presents a history of radio comedy from 1975 to 1980, with Graeme Garden & John Lloyd. Guide

Ricky Gervais film

Ricky Gervais film

Ricky Gervais will write and direct Special Correspondents, a new movie about a war correspondent. Read

Battle Of Britain sketch

Battle Of Britain sketch

The Battle Of Britain ended 74 years ago today. Here's outspoken Winston Churchill talking about it. Watch

10 Halloween Puns

10 Halloween Puns

Laugh at the scary. Here's 10 Halloween-based puns from Darren Walsh, the UK's pun champion. Read

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb's new show

Robert Webb will host the pilot episode for a new television quiz show, it has been revealed. Read

The Tartan Special One

The Tartan Special One

Jocky the cult character from The Tartan Special One book offers his thoughts on Scotland having voted no. Read

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Cofilmic 2014 winners

Watch the winners of the Cofilmic Awards 2014 here, including This Glorious Monster and The Butcher. Watch

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Tom Rosenthal hosts pilot

Comedian Tom Rosenthal is to host a comedy pilot focusing on social media and our online behaviour. Read

Disappointing World

Disappointing World

Radio 4 will pilot a new comedy about disappointment and failure, hosted by Liam Mullone. Read

Live At The Apollo S10

Live At The Apollo S10

The full line-up of hosts and guests for the tenth series of Live At The Apollo, starting next month. Browse

The Lost Hancocks interview

The Lost Hancocks interview

Kevin McNally talks about taking on the role of legendary comedian Tony Hancock in The Missing Hancocks. Read

James Acaster interview

James Acaster interview

An interview with 'low energy' stand-up comedian James Acaster, who has been having a great year. Read

What's your rapper name?

What's your rapper name?

Find out what your rapper name is, via this tool designed by Curtis from TV sketch show Cardinal Burns. Try It

Clubbed To Death

Clubbed To Death

A funny satirical short story featuring the characters of new book Clubbed To Death reacting to a problem. Read

Manford in The Producers

Manford in The Producers

Jason Manford is to star as Leo Bloom in the new UK tour of the hit Broadway musical The Producers. Read

Miranda to end

Miranda to end

Miranda Hart has confirmed that the two Christmas specials of her hit sitcom will be the show's finale. Read

Stand-up course diary

Stand-up course diary

A blog from Craig Beadle discussing what caused him to decide to sign up to a stand-up course. Read

At Last The 1948 Show found

At Last The 1948 Show found

Two missing episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch series At Last The 1948 Show have been discovered. Read

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Brendon Burns on RHLSTP

Outspoken stand-up comic Brendon Burns is the guest on this week's episode of Richard Herring's podcast. Listen

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Kirsty Wark sketch show

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark will host a new sketch show skewering the possibilities of the future. Read

Big Comedy Conference

Big Comedy Conference

Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye is amongst the latest speakers for The Big Comedy Conference. Details

Brotherhood now filming

Brotherhood now filming

Production has now commenced on Brotherhood, Comedy Central UK's first studio audience sitcom. Read

Boy In The Dress cast

Boy In The Dress cast

Jennifer Saunders, Tim McInnerny and Meera Syal are amongst the cast for The Boy In The Dress. Read

How Do I Get Up There?

How Do I Get Up There?

The up-and-coming sketch group 'How Do I Get Up There?' talk about their new BBC Scotland pilot. Read

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede talks to BCG about filming her music-based BBC Three impressions show pilot AAA. Read

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format. Read

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne talks about why Father Figure didn't work, his next TV show, and touring his new live show. Read

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

British writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC. Read

The IT Crowd USA 2

The IT Crowd USA 2

A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Read

Teckle Books interview

Teckle Books interview

An interview with the authors behind the comedic novels from new publishing outfit Teckle Books. Read

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy, the Sky sitcom created by Chris O'Dowd, is to be re-made by the US television network ABC. Read

10 O'Clock Live axed

10 O'Clock Live axed

Channel 4 has confirmed that its topical comedy show 10 O'Clock Live will not return for Series 4. Read

LOTSW policemen spin-off

LOTSW policemen spin-off

A Last Of The Summer Wine spin-off starring the policemen Cooper and Walsh is in development. Read

Mark Gatiss podcast

Mark Gatiss podcast

The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock star Mark Gatiss is Richard Herring's funny guest in this episode. Listen

Kitson and Lee together

Kitson and Lee together

A report from the charity gig in which two comedy heavyweights collided: Daniel Kitson and Stuart Lee. Read

Doll & Em gets Series 2

Doll & Em gets Series 2

Sky Living has ordered a second series of Doll & Em, the show from Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Read

Solemani & Howard reunite

Solemani & Howard reunite

Him & Her stars Sarah Solemani and Kerry Howard are reuniting to write a new BBC One sitcom. Read

Russell Howard's rom-com

Russell Howard's rom-com

Russell Howard has written and will star in a romantic comedy project. His sister will also appear in it. Read

Give Out Girls interview

Give Out Girls interview

Hatty Ashdown, the creator of Comedy Central's new sitcom Give Out Girls, introduces her show here. Read

Alan Carr interview

Alan Carr interview

Alan Carr talks about co-hosting Channel 4's charity fundraising night Stand Up To Cancer on Friday. Read

United We Fall interview

United We Fall interview

An interview with Gary Sinyor, the creator of the football-based comedy film United We Fall. Read

Ardal O'Hanlon's new sitcom

Ardal O'Hanlon's new sitcom

Ardal O'Hanlon is to star in a Radio 4 sitcom about an angel sent to Earth in human form. Read

Katherine Ryan podcast

Katherine Ryan podcast

Richard Herring's hit interview show is back for a new series. The first guest is Katherine Ryan. Listen

Dad's Army - new cast

Dad's Army - new cast

Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones, and Catherine Zeta Jones are in the new Dad's Army film. Read

John Cleese video interview

John Cleese video interview

Ahead of the publication of his new book, John Cleese talks to Eddie Izzard about various comedy topics. Watch

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

Musical Comedy Awards 2015

Entry is now open for the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2015. The heats start in mid-January. Read

Christmas gags competition

Christmas gags competition

TV channel Gold has launched its 2014 search for the best new Christmas cracker jokes. Read

League Of Gents reunion?

League Of Gents reunion?

The stars of The League Of Gentlemen have met for lunch to discuss the idea of reuniting to mark 20 years. Read

Miranda Hart's BBC show

Miranda Hart's BBC show

Auditions for contestants to take part in a BBC One show hosted by Miranda Hart are being organised. Read

Matt Forde's chat show

Matt Forde's chat show

Matt Forde's comic sports-based chat show, Sports Party, will be broadcast on talkSPORT radio. Read

Taxi Gags

Taxi Gags

Channel 4 has launched a new series on its website called Taxi Gags. Comedians talk about different subjects. Read

Revolution To Be Televised

Revolution To Be Televised

Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein talks about Series 3 of The Revolution Will Be Televised. Read

Guilt & Shame blog

Guilt & Shame blog

Double act Guilt & Shame explain the importance of having a comedy show that is about something. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey talks about tackling Katie Hopkins on Celebrity Juice and more in this interview. Read

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes talks about the comedy career ladder, Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read

Top 10 best known comics

Top 10 best known comics

Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay are top of a list of the UK's best known stand-ups. Read

Trodd en Bratt Series 2

Trodd en Bratt Series 2

Radio 4 has ordered a second series of new sketch show Trodd En Bratt Say 'Well Done You'. Read

EastEnd Cabaret questioned

EastEnd Cabaret questioned

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria - aka EastEnd Cabaret - answer questions about each other. Read

Over 55 stand-up prize

Over 55 stand-up prize

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival have launched their 2015 Silver Comedy stand-up competition. Read

Professor Branestawm film

Professor Branestawm film

Harry Hill is to star in Professor Branestawm, a BBC One family comedy drama. Read

Drunk History UK

Drunk History UK

Jimmy Carr is to front the pilot episode of a UK re-make of hit American comedy format Drunk History. Read

Scrotal Recall interviews

Scrotal Recall interviews

Tom Edge, the creator of Channel 4's Scrotal Recall writes about the show. Plus interviews with the key cast. Read

Sarah Campbell blog

Sarah Campbell blog

Sarah Campbell talks about getting 'lizard brain' whilst filming undercover on ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid. Read

Rhod Gilbert interview

Rhod Gilbert interview

Interview. Rhod Gilbert talks about taking on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, plus his sitcom plans. Read

ITV's Ann Summers comedy

ITV's Ann Summers comedy

ITV is developing Good Vibrations, a TV comedy based on the book by the boss of Ann Summers. Read

Jason Manford's new show

Jason Manford's new show

Jason Manford is to host a new ITV comedy game show in which couples will fight to win a holiday. Read

10 years of Modern Toss

10 years of Modern Toss

Modern Toss are presenting an exhibition celebrating 10 years of 'unique cack-handed drawings'. Read

Ryan Sampson interview

Ryan Sampson interview

Ryan Sampson - aka Grumio from Plebs - talks about how Bulgaria doesn't understand bare bums. Read

London Hughes blog

London Hughes blog

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

Axis of Awesome interview

Axis of Awesome interview

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

Video: Cardinal Burns tips

Video: Cardinal Burns tips

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

The Job Lot inteviews

The Job Lot inteviews

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

Taskmaster coming to TV

Taskmaster coming to TV

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

The Revolution 3

The Revolution 3

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

Peter Kay's new role?

Peter Kay's new role?

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

Enter the Hobgoblin Awards

Enter the Hobgoblin Awards

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

Comedy Knights 2014 winner

Comedy Knights 2014 winner

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

Toast Of London wins award

Toast Of London wins award

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

New Danger Mouse stars

New Danger Mouse stars

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

New sitcom Undercover

New sitcom Undercover

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

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

Job Lot Series 2 interviews

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

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

Jack Whitehall Feeling Nuts

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

Jon Richardson gets engaged

Jon Richardson gets engaged

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

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

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

Bad Education interviews

Bad Education interviews

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

W1A to return for Series 2

W1A to return for Series 2

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

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

Bad Bridesmaid - Holly Burn

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

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

Is a Scottish kilt a skirt?

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

Derek to end with special

Derek to end with special

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

Comic calendar Kickstarter

Comic calendar Kickstarter

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

Stephen Fry's new book

Stephen Fry's new book

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

Sir Donald Sinden dies

Sir Donald Sinden dies

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

John Cleese tour

John Cleese tour

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

Siblings Series 2

Siblings Series 2

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

Rik Mayall interview

Rik Mayall interview

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

Video: Cardinal Burns

Video: Cardinal Burns

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

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

Best Edinburgh shows 2014

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

300+ shows in one month

300+ shows in one month

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

Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

Bad Bridesmaid filming blog

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

Palin to narrate Clangers

Palin to narrate Clangers

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

Good Omens on Radio 4

Good Omens on Radio 4

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

British Comedy Awards vote

British Comedy Awards vote

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