List Of Comedies By Year

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

The Guess List

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included The Guess List (pictured), Drunk History, Grass Roots and The Cool Beans Television Show.

Come Again

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Come Again (pictured), Michael Grade & The World's Oldest Joke, Love Matters and Man Down.

Cuckoo

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Cuckoo (pictured), The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Some Girls and Walking The Dogs.

Lee Mack's All Star Cast

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Lee Mack's All Star Cast (pictured), You Have Been Watching... David Croft, Stand Up For Comic Relief and Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh.

Jason Manford Live

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Jason Manford Live (pictured), Stand Up For The Week, The Bubble and Mongrels.

Micro Men

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included Micro Men (pictured), Not Again: Not The Nine O'Clock News, The Old Guys and Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra.

Comedy Live Presents: Russell Brand And Friends

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Comedy Live Presents: Russell Brand And Friends (pictured), Honest, Tonightly and Arthur Smith's Comedy Club.

Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness (pictured), The Visit, Joyce Grenfell - Comedy With Breeding and Get A Grip.

Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (pictured), Jam & Jerusalem, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Hyperdrive.

Balls Of Steel

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Balls Of Steel (pictured), Swinging, Blue/Orange and He Says, She Says.

Christmas Lights

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Christmas Lights (pictured), Nighty Night, Green Wing and Live At The Apollo.

William & Mary

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included William & Mary (pictured), Ali G In Da USAiii, My Dad's The Prime Minister and Comedy From Merton To Enfield.

Reputations: Frankie Howerd

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Reputations: Frankie Howerd (pictured), Breeze Block, The Story Of Only Fools And Horses and Elvis Lives.

Teachers

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Teachers (pictured), Terri McIntyre, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Bedtime.

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), Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show, My Family and Rhona.

The League Of Gentlemen

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included The League Of Gentlemen (pictured), Mad Mack, The Flint Street Nativity and Dr. Willoughby.

The Last Salute

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Last Salute (pictured), You Are Here, dinnerladies and Clinton: His Struggle With Dirt.

Dad

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Dad (pictured), The Wild House, Animal Madness and Soul Music.

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 Freddie Starr Show, Safe And Sound and Agent Z & The Penguin From Mars.

The Best Of Kenny Everett's Television Shows

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included The Best Of Kenny Everett's Television Shows (pictured), The Saturday Night Armistice, Barbara and Call Up The Stars.

Nice Day At The Office

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Nice Day At The Office (pictured), Eric & Ernie: Bring Me Sunshine, Downwardly Mobile and Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies.

Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge (pictured), The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer, Harry's Mad and Sailortown.

The Pall Bearer's Revue

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included The Pall Bearer's Revue (pictured), Get Back, Heroes Of Comedy and In Bed With Medinner.

The Brittas Empire

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included The Brittas Empire (pictured), South By South-East, FLIP and Message To Major.

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), Pigsty, The British Comedy Awards and Jackson Pace: The Great Years.

Commercial Breakdown

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included Commercial Breakdown (pictured), No Strings, The Stone Age and Close To Home.

Andy Capp

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Andy Capp (pictured), Fascinating Aida, Pastoral Care and Coppers And Co!.

ChuckleVision

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included ChuckleVision (pictured), Morecambe & Wise On Stage, You Must Be The Husband and Rude Health.

Dear John....

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Dear John.... (pictured), Hale And Pace, Jossy's Giants and Hot Metal.

Home To Roost

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Home To Roost (pictured), Inside Out, Tandoori Nights and All In Good Faith.

Fresh Fields

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Fresh Fields (pictured), The Kit Curran Radio Show, Comrade Dad and The Front Line.

Give Us A Break

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Give Us A Break (pictured), Luna, The Home Front and Father's Day.

A.J. Wentworth, B.A.

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included A.J. Wentworth, B.A. (pictured), The Bounder, Let There Be Love and Emery Presents.

Never The Twain

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included Never The Twain (pictured), Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Chintz and 81 Take 2.

Hi-De-Hi!

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Hi-De-Hi! (pictured), The Sun Trap, Yes Minister and Young At Heart.

Shelley

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Shelley (pictured), How's Your Father?, The Tea Ladies and Minder.

Margie And Me

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Margie And Me (pictured), Bless Me, Father, Bernie and Going Straight.

Lord Tramp

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included Lord Tramp (pictured), Ken Dodd's Christmas Laughter Show, The Fuzz and Michael Bentine's Square World.

Yus, My Dear

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Yus, My Dear (pictured), The Ghosts Of Motley Hall, The Fosters and Maggie And Her.

Carry On Laughing

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Carry On Laughing (pictured), My Brother's Keeper, The Life Of Riley and The Larry Grayson Show.

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included It Ain't Half Hot Mum (pictured), Me 'n' Meep, No Strings and Follow That Dog.

Billy Liar

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Billy Liar (pictured), Frankie And Tommy, Our Kid and The Rescue.

The Last Goon Show Of All

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included The Last Goon Show Of All (pictured), Cabbages And Kings, Idle At Work and Both Ends Meet.

The Two Ronnies

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Two Ronnies (pictured), Sykes - With The Lid Off, Frankie Howerd: The Laughing Stock Of Television and Tottering Towers.

An Officer And A Gentleman

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included An Officer And A Gentleman (pictured), On The House, 'Wilton's' - The Handsomest Hall In Town and Shine A Light.

The Complete And Utter History Of Britain

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included The Complete And Utter History Of Britain (pictured), Charge!, In Loving Memory and Doctor In The House.

Father, Dear Father

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Father, Dear Father (pictured), Borge Presents Borge, Wild, Wild Women and The Frankie Howerd Show.

Vacant Lot

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Vacant Lot (pictured), My Man Joe, Mr Aitch and A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases'.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), Cooperama, Foreign Affairs and Tarbuck At The Prince Of Wales.

Porterhouse - Private Eye

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included Porterhouse - Private Eye (pictured), Mother Came Too, Crowther Takes A Look and Murray And Me.

The Likely Lads

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Likely Lads (pictured), A Last Word On The Election, A Child's Guide To Screenwriting and Just Jimmy.

Tea At The Ritz

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included Tea At The Ritz (pictured), Bud, The Chars and The Handy Gang.

Two Of A Kind

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Two Of A Kind (pictured), The Status Symbol, The Reunion and Benny Hill.

The Morecambe And Wise Show

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Morecambe And Wise Show (pictured), Winning Widows, The Eggheads and The Arthur Askey Show.

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included The Strange World Of Gurney Slade (pictured), Sykes And A..., A Life Of Bliss and Bootsie And Snudge.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included The Two Charleys, Tell It To The Marines and Gala Opening.

The Larkins

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included The Larkins (pictured), Free And Easy, My Wife And I and Trouble For Two.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), The Howerd Crowd, Ray's A Rat and Yes, It's The Cathode-Ray Tube Show!.

Hancock's Half Hour

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Hancock's Half Hour (pictured), Wolfe At The Door, Friday Night With... and Whack-O!.

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), Joan And Leslie, Are Husbands Really Necessary? and Around The Town.

Running Wild

1954

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

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included A Good Idea - Son!, Free And Easy and Peter's Troubles.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included By Request, Comedy Corner and Don't Spare The Horses.

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1951

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

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1950

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

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949. New shows launched this year included Cuckoo College, Family Affairs and How Do You View?.

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1948

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1948. New shows launched this year included Comedy Capers, Birds Of A Feather and Hulbert Follies.

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1947

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

Pinwright's Progress

1946

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

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 Bath H&C, Nice Work and Byng-Ho!.

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1937

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

Claude Dampier

1936

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

Pre 1936

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

Catastrophe gets Series 2

Catastrophe gets Series 2

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

Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry & Paul - 25 years

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

8m see Still Open All Hours

8m see Still Open All Hours

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

(After) Life of Cook & Moore

(After) Life of Cook & Moore

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

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

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

Arthur Strong interview

Arthur Strong interview

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

New reality TV panel show

New reality TV panel show

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

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

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

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

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

The Walshes axed

The Walshes axed

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

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

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

Mr Bean is to return

Mr Bean is to return

Rowan Atkinson is to return as the hapless character Mr Bean for a new sketch for Comic Relief 2015. Read

Katherine Ryan gets pilot

Katherine Ryan gets pilot

Canadian comic Katherine Ryan is to host a pilot episode for her own series, The Katherine Ryan Show. Read

Catastrophe interview

Catastrophe interview

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talk about how Catastrophe, their new Channel 4 show was conceived. Read

Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival

100s of comedians will take part in Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 between 4th & 22nd February. Read

Stephen Mangan is pregnant

Stephen Mangan is pregnant

Episodes star Stephen Mangan is to play a pregnant man in Birthday, a comic drama coming to Sky Arts in 2015. Read

Inside No. 9 - Series 2

Inside No. 9 - Series 2

The second series of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's anthology show is filming now. More details here: Read

Fresh Meat - final series

Fresh Meat - final series

Channel 4 has confirmed it has ordered eight final episodes of university-based comedy drama Fresh Meat. Read

Al Murray, MP?

Al Murray, MP?

The Pub Landlord - aka Al Murray - is to stand in the election as an MP against UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Read

Chris Ramsey pilot

Chris Ramsey pilot

Chris Ramsey is working on a new comedy format for Channel 4 called Too Much Information. Read

Cockroaches interview

Cockroaches interview

The cast of ITV2's post-apocalyptic sitcom Cockroaches talk about the show. Jack Whitehall explains it's unique. Read

Most repeated shows 2014

Most repeated shows 2014

Here's a list of the ten British comedy shows that were repeated the most in 2014. LOTSW was top. Read

The Unbelievable Truth

The Unbelievable Truth

We've selected 10 great facts from David Mitchell's Radio 4 show The Unbelievable Truth. Have a look: Read

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

The hit panel show podcast returns. Pappy's are joined by guests Alex Brooker and Angela Barnes. Listen

Apocalypse Slough

Apocalypse Slough

Sky has ordered a comedy drama about characters from Slough, faced with a comet hurtling toward Earth. Read

Bad Education film

Bad Education film

Jack Whitehall is working on a film version of his BBC Three sitcom Bad Education, according to his father Michael. Read

Impractical Jokers pilot

Impractical Jokers pilot

Comedy Central has commissioned a pilot episode for a new version of the comedy format Impractical Jokers. Read

Josie Long interview

Josie Long interview

2014 saw the usually politics-fuelled Josie Long take a more personal fork of the comedy freeway. Interview

Rowan Atkinson as Henry 8th

Rowan Atkinson as Henry 8th

Rowan Atkinson is to return to TV comedy with a role in CBBC sketch show Horrible Histories. Read

Milton Jones podcast

Milton Jones podcast

Milton Jones joins Richard Herring to discuss killer heckles, when gigs go wrong and more besides. Listen

Jeremy Lloyd RIP

Jeremy Lloyd RIP

Jeremy Lloyd OBE, the co-creator of Are You Being Served? and 'Allo 'Allo!, has died at the age of 84. Read

David Walliams interview

David Walliams interview

David Walliams talks about bringing another one of his books, The Boy In The Dress, to television. Read

Leicester Festival trip

Leicester Festival trip

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is organising a trip for Londoners featuring a packed day of comedy. Read

New Acts Of The Year 2015

New Acts Of The Year 2015

The finalists for the NATYS contest have been announced, but the organisers warn of problems with the circuit. Read

High Hopes returns in 2015

High Hopes returns in 2015

High Hopes, the BBC Wales sitcom which ran for six series between 1999 and 2008, is to return. Read

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

The internet has been busy creating lots of funny festive video sketches. Here's 20 of the best from 2014. Watch

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh has written us some festive jokes. There's a couple of drawings too. Read

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Read

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

Pointless star Richard Osman joins Richard Herring for an entertaining chat. Watch or listen here: Listen

New Christmas Cracker jokes

New Christmas Cracker jokes

The winners of UKTV Gold's Christmas Cracker joke competition have been announced. Read the top 10: Read

No Pressure To Be Festive

No Pressure To Be Festive

Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell host a festive edition of the No Pressure To Be Funny political podcast. Listen

Pun Championships 2015

Pun Championships 2015

Check out some of the puns from the comedians who will take part in the UK Pun Championships 2015. Read

Christmas TV Guide 2014

Christmas TV Guide 2014

A list of 25 festive comedy specials to look out for between now and 2015. There's lots of treats ahead: Read

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Shopping for gifts? We've plenty to choose from in our Christmas selection, from books to DVDs. Browse

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 pilot Space Ark

Channel 4 has commissioned Space Ark, a new sci-fi sitcom pilot about a crew living on a spaceship. Read

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

BBC Comedy's 2015 plans

Boomers and Citizen Khan will both return for another series, as the BBC outlines its plans for comedy in 2015. Read

Joke Thieves interview

Joke Thieves interview

Will Mars talks about his 'bulletproof' live comedy format Joke Thieves. It's on tour and heading for TV. Read

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman's new sitcom

Olivia Colman and Julian Barrett are to star in Flowers, a sitcom pilot about 'the ultimate dysfunctional family'. Read

Bob Monkhouse documentary

Bob Monkhouse documentary

UKTV Gold is to show Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, a three-part series presented by Paul O' Grady. Read

Toast Of London Series 3

Toast Of London Series 3

Channel 4 has ordered a third series of Toast Of London, its hit new comedy series starring Matt Berry. Read

Brian Pern interview

Brian Pern interview

Simon Day and Rhys Thomas, the creators of Brian Pern: A Life In Rock, talk about the second series. Read

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Educating Bitchfield pilot

Early Doors stars John Henshaw and Mark Benton are amongst the cast for the Educating Bitchfield pilot. Read

Shop Newsletter

Shop Newsletter

We've relaunched our Shop Newsletter. Why not have a read through to see what catches your eye? Read

British comedy art

British comedy art

Check out some unique artworks inspired by classic British comedy shows like Blackadder and The Young Ones. View

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans has just made his first stand-up DVD. He chats with Si Hawkins about all things comedy. Read

Drunk History series

Drunk History series

Comedy Central orders a series in which comedians get very drunk and attempt to tell historical tales. Read

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal gets Series 2

Almost Royal the prank show involving two actors pretending to be royalty, is to return for a 2nd series. Read

Winston Churchill facts

Winston Churchill facts

Happy 140th birthday to Winston Churchill. Here's some funny videos which reveal 10 'facts' about him. View

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

New Arthur Mathews sitcom

Father Ted and Toast co-writer Arthur Mathews is developing a new BBC sitcom about bailiffs. Read

Richard Gadd interview

Richard Gadd interview

A discussion with 'troubled comedian' Richard Gadd about topics such as mining one's life for material. Read

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary's kids books

Julian Clary has signed a two book deal with a publishing company to write children's novels. Read

Phoenix Nights to return

Phoenix Nights to return

Peter Kay's much loved sitcom Phoenix Nights will return as a live stage show in January. Read

My Mad Fat Diary S3

My Mad Fat Diary S3

The comedy drama about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems is to return. Read

British Comedy Awards

British Comedy Awards

Who do you think will win at the British Comedy Awards? Have a guess on our interactive website. Enter

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front podcast

Rebecca Front chats to Richard Herring about some of her comedy acting roles in this episode of RHLSTP. Listen

Virtually Famous returns

Virtually Famous returns

E4 has commissioned 2 new series of panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on internet celebrities. Read

BBC Xmas offerings

BBC Xmas offerings

The BBC has announced its Christmas comedy offerings. Amongst the shows is the end of hit sitcom Miranda. Read

British Comedy Awards K&Q

British Comedy Awards K&Q

Voting for the British Comedy Awards 2014 King or Queen category has launched. Pick from 6: Read

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

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