List Of Comedies By Year

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

In Deep

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year include In Deep (pictured), Catherine Tate's Nan, Mapp And Lucia and Average Joe.

Michael McIntyre's Showtime

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included Michael McIntyre's Showtime (pictured), It's Kevin, Quick Cuts and Sweat The Small Stuff.

Pramface

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Pramface (pictured), Kevin Bridges: What's The Story?, Jimmy Carr: Stand Up and Don't Sit In The Front Row.

The Café

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included The Café (pictured), Epic Win, Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson and Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh.

Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley!

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley! (pictured), Happy Finish, Whites and Justin Lee Collins: Good Times.

The All Star Impressions Show

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included The All Star Impressions Show (pictured), TNT Show, Guantanamo Phil and Tim Minchin: Live.

Frank Skinner Live At The Birmingham Hippodrome

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included Frank Skinner Live At The Birmingham Hippodrome (pictured), Keith Lemon's Very Brilliant World Tour, Sunshine and The Invisibles.

Comedy Cuts

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Comedy Cuts (pictured), Little Miss Jocelyn, Green and Joyce Grenfell - Comedy With Breeding.

Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive (pictured), The Complete Guide To Parenting, Taboogie and Beefcake! A Very British Sex Symbol.

The Green Green Grass

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included The Green Green Grass (pictured), Love Soup, I'm Spazticus and Balls Of Steel.

Christmas Lights

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Christmas Lights (pictured), Live At The Apollo, Bosom Pals and The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year.

Eyes Down

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included Eyes Down (pictured), Absolute Power, 30 Years Of Last Of The Summer Wine and Bremner, Bird And Fortune: Between Iraq And A Hard Place.

Dead Ringers

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included Dead Ringers (pictured), Ed Stone Is Dead, Celeb and Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight In The Land.

World Of Pub

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included World Of Pub (pictured), Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, The Mitchell And Webb Situation and Revolver.

I Don't Believe It! - The One Foot In The Grave Story

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included I Don't Believe It! - The One Foot In The Grave Story (pictured), Monarch Of The Glen, The Fitz and The Unforgettable....

The League Of Gentlemen

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included The League Of Gentlemen (pictured), The Jim Tavaré Show, Funny Turns and Wilmot.

Heartburn Hotel

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included Heartburn Hotel (pictured), Goodness Gracious Me, That Peter Kay Thing and Homie & Away.

Harry Hill

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Harry Hill (pictured), I'm Alan Partridge, Chalk and A Perfect State.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Buzzcocks (pictured), A Gala Comedy Hour - Best Of The Prince's Trust, Safe And Sound and The Freddie Starr Show.

The Thin Blue Line

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included The Thin Blue Line (pictured), Crapston Villas, The Smiths and The Chamber.

Fantasy Football

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included Fantasy Football (pictured), Digance In Scotland, The Tales Of Para Handy and All Night Long.

Full Stretch

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included Full Stretch (pictured), Health And Efficiency, The Snapper and A Foreign Field.

Rowan Atkinson Live

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included Rowan Atkinson Live (pictured), So Haunt Me, The Brian Conley Show and As Time Goes By.

An Actor's Life For Me

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included An Actor's Life For Me (pictured), Fiddlers Three, The Sharp End and A Late Lunch With Les.

Have I Got News For You

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Have I Got News For You (pictured), Freddie And Max, Up To Something and Pigsty.

KYTV

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included KYTV (pictured), Something For The Weekend, Mornin' Sarge and About Face.

Andy Capp

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included Andy Capp (pictured), Rab C. Nesbitt, 1st Exposure and Clarence.

High & Dry

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included High & Dry (pictured), ChuckleVision, The New Statesman and Bust.

Comic Relief

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included Comic Relief (pictured), Jossy's Giants, Farrington Of The F.O. and Laughs From Her Majesty's.

The Mistress

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included The Mistress (pictured), Full House, A Dabble With Digance and Copy Cats.

The Magnificent Evans

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included The Magnificent Evans (pictured), Fresh Fields, The Steam Video Company and Call Earnshaw.

Dear Ladies

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Dear Ladies (pictured), Don't Wait Up, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Blackadder.

Tom, Dick And Harriet

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Tom, Dick And Harriet (pictured), Outside Edge, Rep and The Stanley Baxter Hour.

The Incredible Mr Tanner

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included The Incredible Mr Tanner (pictured), Dave Allen, Kinvig and That's My Boy.

Frankie Howerd Reveals All

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included Frankie Howerd Reveals All (pictured), Metal Mickey, The Amazing Adventures Of Morph and Time Of My Life.

Bloomers

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Bloomers (pictured), Canned Laughter, Kelly Monteith and Two Up, Two Down.

The Upchat Connection

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included The Upchat Connection (pictured), Selwyn, Bruce Forsyth's Big Night and Scotch And Wry.

The Heavy Mob

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included The Heavy Mob (pictured), Plum's Plots And Plans, A Roof Over My Head and The Upchat Line.

Hello Cheeky

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Hello Cheeky (pictured), Maggie And Her, The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin and Ripping Yarns.

My Son Reuben

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included My Son Reuben (pictured), What A Turn Up, Hogg's Back and Cilla's Comedy Six.

My Name Is Harry Worth

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included My Name Is Harry Worth (pictured), Football Crazy, The Molly Wopsies and Holiday With Strings.

Whoops Baghdad

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Whoops Baghdad (pictured), Black And Blue, Bowler and Open All Hours.

Thirty Minutes Worth

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Thirty Minutes Worth (pictured), Them, Turnbull's Finest Half-Hour and My Wife Next Door.

The Last Of The Baskets

1971

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1971. New shows launched this year included The Last Of The Baskets (pictured), Comedy Tonight, Get The Drift and Birds On The Wing.

The Culture Vultures

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included The Culture Vultures (pictured), The Lovers, Queenie's Castle and Ev.

Ours Is A Nice House

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Ours Is A Nice House (pictured), Frankie Howerd At The Poco A Poco, The Corbett Follies and Girls About Town.

Dad's Army

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Dad's Army (pictured), Nearest And Dearest, The Ronnie Barker Playhouse and Inside George Webley.

Who Is Sylvia?

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Who Is Sylvia? (pictured), Hughie, Further Adventures Of Lucky Jim and Thicker Than Water.

All Gas And Gaiters

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included All Gas And Gaiters (pictured), George And The Dragon, Beggar My Neighbour and The Whitehall Worrier.

The Worker

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included The Worker (pictured), ... And So To Ted, Mother Came Too and Pardon The Expression.

HMS Paradise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included HMS Paradise (pictured), The Siege Of Sydney's Street, ABC Of Britain and Allan In Wonderland.

The Dick Emery Show

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Dick Emery Show (pictured), Tea At The Ritz, Have You Read This Notice? and The Walrus And The Carpenter.

Steptoe And Son

1962

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1962. New shows launched this year included Steptoe And Son (pictured), Dial RIX, The Channel Swimmer and William.

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), Bresslaw And Friends, Three Live Wires and Charlie Chester On Laughter Service.

Our House

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Our House (pictured), Sykes And A..., Citizen James and Arthur's Treasured Volumes.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Something In The City, The Two Charleys and The Young Lady From London.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), Ignorants Abroad, East End - West End and Tony Hancock.

The Army Game

1957

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1957. New shows launched this year included The Army Game (pictured), Beat Up The Town, Cyril's Saga and Scott Free.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), Joyce Grenfell Requests The Pleasure, Here's Archie and Two's Company.

Joan And Leslie

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Joan And Leslie (pictured), Love And Kisses, Life With The Lyons and Great Scott - It's Maynard!.

Running Wild

1954

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1954. New shows launched this year included Running Wild (pictured), Emney Enterprises, Happy Holidays and Fast And Loose.

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1953

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

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1952

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

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included Aladdin, Show Me A Spy! and At Your Service, Ltd.

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1950

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1950. New shows launched this year included Joyce Grenfell, Camping and Friday Funny Man.

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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 At Home, Halesapoppin! and Comedy Capers.

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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 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), Ballet 'How', The Village Store and Paging You.

1940 - 1945

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

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1939

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

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1938

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

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1937

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

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.

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?

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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

Still Game Live on TV

Still Game Live on TV

Hit stage show Still Game Live will be broadcast on television in November, on BBC Scotland. Read

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

Win signed Detectorists DVD

Win signed Detectorists DVD

We've got copies of the new Detectorists DVD to give away - they've been signed by Mackenzie Crook. Enter

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

Cofilmic Festival workshops

Cofilmic Festival workshops

The Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2014 -has announced various cheap panels and workshops for creators. 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

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

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