List Of Comedies By Year

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

5-A-SIDE

2014

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2014. New shows launched this year included 5-A-SIDE (pictured), Doll & Em, Bad Robots and 4 O'Clock Files.

London Irish

2013

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2013. New shows launched this year included London Irish (pictured), Still Open All Hours, The Cariad Show and DNN.

Stella

2012

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2012. New shows launched this year included Stella (pictured), Sexxx, Eurogeddon: Why England Shouldn't Win Euro 2012 and Numb: Simon Amstell Live At The BBC.

Dick And Dom's Funny Business

2011

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2011. New shows launched this year included Dick And Dom's Funny Business (pictured), The Café, Dirty Digest and Al Murray Live: Barrel Of Fun.

Pete Versus Life

2010

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2010. New shows launched this year included Pete Versus Life (pictured), Andy Parsons - Britain's Got Idiots, The Ricky Gervais Show and Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live.

The Justin Lee Collins Show

2009

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2009. New shows launched this year included The Justin Lee Collins Show (pictured), Taking The Flak, Off The Hook and Sean Lock: Stand Up.

No Heroics

2008

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2008. New shows launched this year included No Heroics (pictured), Work Experience, Arthur Smith's Comedy Club and Never Better.

Documental

2007

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2007. New shows launched this year included Documental (pictured), Get A Grip, Mumbai Calling and The Peter Serafinowicz Show.

Fonejacker

2006

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2006. New shows launched this year included Fonejacker (pictured), Jam & Jerusalem, The IT Crowd and Hotel Babylon.

Ross Noble: Sonic Waffle

2005

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2005. New shows launched this year included Ross Noble: Sonic Waffle (pictured), The Unknown Hancock, The Unseen... and Nathan Barley.

Green Wing

2004

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2004. New shows launched this year included Green Wing (pictured), Fur TV, Grumpy Old Women and Killing Time.

The Mighty Boosh

2003

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2003. New shows launched this year included The Mighty Boosh (pictured), The Mark Steel Lectures, Bedsitcom and Grease Monkeys.

The House That Jack Built

2002

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2002. New shows launched this year included The House That Jack Built (pictured), The Anti-Establishment Club, Snoddy and The Last Chancers.

Renegades Of Magina

2001

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2001. New shows launched this year included Renegades Of Magina (pictured), Lee Evans - Different Planet Tour, High Stakes and Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.

Aladdin

2000

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 2000. New shows launched this year included Aladdin (pictured), The Strangerers, Pay And Display and Blouse And Skirt.

Starting Out

1999

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1999. New shows launched this year included Starting Out (pictured), My Parents Are Aliens, Jackie Mason: The People's Champion and All Aboard The Cat Bus.

The Royle Family

1998

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1998. New shows launched this year included The Royle Family (pictured), Goodness Gracious Me, Clinton: His Struggle With Dirt and In The Red.

Cold Feet

1997

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1997. New shows launched this year included Cold Feet (pictured), Adam's Family Tree, What's Up Dockers and Funny Women.

Never Mind The Horrocks

1996

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1996. New shows launched this year included Never Mind The Horrocks (pictured), I Hate This House, Classic Cooper and Jack And Jeremy's Real Lives.

Fist Of Fun

1995

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1995. New shows launched this year included Fist Of Fun (pictured), Bob And Margaret, Porkpie and Dressing For Breakfast.

The House Of Windsor

1994

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1994. New shows launched this year included The House Of Windsor (pictured), Once Upon A Time In The North, Digance In Scotland and Class Act.

The Wrong Trousers

1993

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1993. New shows launched this year included The Wrong Trousers (pictured), Head Over Heels, Bonjour La Classe and The Boot Street Band.

The Weekenders

1992

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1992. New shows launched this year included The Weekenders (pictured), Nicholas Craig's Masterpiece Theatre, Terry And Julian and Land Of Hope And Gloria.

Joking Apart

1991

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1991. New shows launched this year included Joking Apart (pictured), FLIP, Julie Walters And Friends and Cannon And Ball's Playhouse.

Lovett Goes To Town

1990

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1990. New shows launched this year included Lovett Goes To Town (pictured), Tales Of The Rodent Sherlock Holmes, Frankie Howerd On Campus and Mr. Bean.

French Fields

1989

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1989. New shows launched this year included French Fields (pictured), Desmond's, The Bubblegum Brigade and The Nineteenth Hole.

After Henry

1988

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1988. New shows launched this year included After Henry (pictured), Andy Capp, Colin's Sandwich and No Frills.

Morecambe & Wise On Stage

1987

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1987. New shows launched this year included Morecambe & Wise On Stage (pictured), Life Without George, Ffizz and The Refuge.

All At No. 20

1986

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1986. New shows launched this year included All At No. 20 (pictured), Constant Hot Water, Hale And Pace and The Russ Abbot Show.

Mapp & Lucia

1985

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1985. New shows launched this year included Mapp & Lucia (pictured), All In Good Faith, Up Our Street and Cool It.

Fairly Secret Army

1984

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1984. New shows launched this year included Fairly Secret Army (pictured), Bring Me Sunshine - A Tribute To Eric Morecambe O.B.E., Aladdin And The Forty Thieves and Mike Harding In Belfast.

Don't Wait Up

1983

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1983. New shows launched this year included Don't Wait Up (pictured), For 4 Tonight, Father's Day and Cuffy.

Comic Roots

1982

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1982. New shows launched this year included Comic Roots (pictured), 'Allo 'Allo!, Union Castle and An Evening With Max Wall.

The Kenny Everett Television Show

1981

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1981. New shows launched this year included The Kenny Everett Television Show (pictured), The Bagthorpe Saga, That Beryl Marston...! and Dodd On His Todd.

The Sun Trap

1980

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1980. New shows launched this year included The Sun Trap (pictured), Hello, Good Afternoon, Welcome, Comedy Tonight and Smith And Goody.

Feet First

1979

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1979. New shows launched this year included Feet First (pictured), How's Your Father?, Carrott Gets Rowdie and Two Up, Two Down.

Grand Slam

1978

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1978. New shows launched this year included Grand Slam (pictured), Lennie And Jerry, Going Straight and All You Need Is Cash.

A Roof Over My Head

1977

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1977. New shows launched this year included A Roof Over My Head (pictured), I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds, Tom O'Connor and Swap You One Of These For One Of Those.

Lucky Feller

1976

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1976. New shows launched this year included Lucky Feller (pictured), Well Anyway, Hello Cheeky and Harry.

Two's Company

1975

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1975. New shows launched this year included Two's Company (pictured), Three Men In A Boat, Doctor On The Go and Billy Dainty, Esq.

Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt

1974

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1974. New shows launched this year included Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt (pictured), Cambridge Footlights Revue, Not On Your Nellie and Franklyn And Johnnie.

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

1973

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1973. New shows launched this year included Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (pictured), Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?, Elementary, My Dear Watson and An Evening With Francis Howerd.

Thirty Minutes Worth

1972

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1972. New shows launched this year included Thirty Minutes Worth (pictured), My Good Woman, Cabbages And Kings and Spring & Autumn.

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, The Importance Of Being Hairy and Ronnie Corbett In Bed.

Never Say Die

1970

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1970. New shows launched this year included Never Say Die (pictured), It's Tarbuck!, Keep 'Em Rolling and If It Moves, File It.

Carry On Christmas

1969

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1969. New shows launched this year included Carry On Christmas (pictured), Up Pompeii!, The Corbett Follies and Joint Account.

Father, Dear Father

1968

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1968. New shows launched this year included Father, Dear Father (pictured), Max, Ukridge and The Dustbinmen.

Turn Out The Lights

1967

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1967. New shows launched this year included Turn Out The Lights (pictured), Joe And Co., Thicker Than Water and Hicks And Stokes.

The Frost Report

1966

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1966. New shows launched this year included The Frost Report (pictured), All Square, Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp and Tarbuck At The Prince Of Wales.

The Worker

1965

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1965. New shows launched this year included The Worker (pictured), The Time And Motion Man, Happy Family and Call It What You Like.

The Big Noise

1964

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1964. New shows launched this year included The Big Noise (pictured), Impromptu, The Valiant Varneys and The Mascot.

The Dick Emery Show

1963

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1963. New shows launched this year included The Dick Emery Show (pictured), The Bachelor Girls, Yes, But Seriously... and The Chars.

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), Comedy Bandbox, The Channel Swimmer and Benny Hill.

The Rag Trade

1961

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1961. New shows launched this year included The Rag Trade (pictured), Three Live Wires, Mr Pastry Hooks A Spook and Bresslaw And Friends.

Citizen James

1960

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1960. New shows launched this year included Citizen James (pictured), It's A Square World, Sykes And A... and Leave It To Pastry.

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1959

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1959. New shows launched this year included Merry With Medwin, The Arthur Askey Show and The Artful Dodger.

Educating Archie

1958

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1958. New shows launched this year included Educating Archie (pictured), Herlock And Sholmes, After Hours and Hotel Imperial.

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, Personal Appearance and Club Night.

Whack-O!

1956

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1956. New shows launched this year included Whack-O! (pictured), I'm Not Bothered, The Max Bygraves Show and Nathaniel Titlark.

Joan And Leslie

1955

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1955. New shows launched this year included Joan And Leslie (pictured), Look At It This Way, Christmas Box and Mick And Montmorency.

Running Wild

1954

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

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1953

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1953. New shows launched this year included Billy Bunter Of Greyfriars School, Barbara With Braden and Nuts In May.

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1952

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1952. New shows launched this year included Comedy Corner, Mr Little At Large and Frankie Howerd's Korean Party.

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1951

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1951. New shows launched this year included Caught Napping, Aladdin and Here's Television.

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1950

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

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1949

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1949. New shows launched this year included Mr Pastry At Home!, 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 Hulbert Follies, Birds Of A Feather and La Vie Cambridgeienne.

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1947

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1947. New shows launched this year included The Handle Bar, Funny Thing This Wireless! 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), The Village Store, Ballet 'How' and Kaleidoscope.

1940 - 1945

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

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1939

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

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1938

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

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1937

A guide to the comedies broadcast in 1937. New shows launched this year included Mrs Feather, Charles Heslop 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.

Inside No. 9 - Series 3

Inside No. 9 - Series 3

Casting has been revealed for Inside No. 9 Series 3, including Felicity Kendal and Morgana Robinson. Read

Cold Feet - Series 6

Cold Feet - Series 6

The cast of ITV comedy drama Cold Feet have reunited for the first time in 13 years, ahead of Series 6. Read

Citizen Khan Series 5

Citizen Khan Series 5

BBC One has announced that it has commissioned a fifth series of Adil Ray's family-based sitcom Citizen Khan. Read

Boy Meets Girl Series 2

Boy Meets Girl Series 2

The BBC has confirmed it has ordered Series 2 of its new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Filming begins soon. Read

Steve Coogan is Stan Laurel

Steve Coogan is Stan Laurel

Steve Coogan is set to star as Stan Laurel in the BBC's forthcoming Laurel & Hardy comedy drama Stan And Ollie. Read

Michael McIntyre's new show

Michael McIntyre's new show

BBC One has confirmed that Michael McIntyre will return to the channel later this year with a brand new series. Read

Shaun The Sheep at Oscars?

Shaun The Sheep at Oscars?

The Shaun The Sheep Movie has been nominated for Best Animated Feature in the 2016 Academy Awards. Read

Fags, Mags & Bags is back

Fags, Mags & Bags is back

Fags, Mags & Bags, Radio 4's sitcom set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, is to return for a sixth series. Read

Channel 4 gets Loaded

Channel 4 gets Loaded

Channel 4 is making Loaded, a comedy drama about four life-long friends who become multi-millionaires. Read

E4's Foreign Bodies

E4's Foreign Bodies

E4 has ordered Foreign Bodies, a comedy drama about a gang of travellers embarking on a trip around Asia. Read

Simon Callow in The Rebel

Simon Callow in The Rebel

Simon Callow is to star in in a new sitcom on TV channel Gold called The Rebel. He will play an anarchic pensioner. Read

ITV orders Doc Martin 8

ITV orders Doc Martin 8

ITV has ordered an eighth series of Doc Martin, its hit comedy drama starring Martin Clunes. Read

Tracey Ullman's Show 2?

Tracey Ullman's Show 2?

Tracey Ullman's Show looks set to return for a second series, with both the BBC and the star up for making more. Read

Crashing interview

Crashing interview

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of Channel 4's Crashing, talks about the comedy drama here. Read

Missing Dad's Army animated

Missing Dad's Army animated

A Stripe For Frazer - an episode of Dad's Army which was wiped - is to be released as an animation via BBC Store. Read

Michael McIntyre tops DVDs

Michael McIntyre tops DVDs

With 297,003 units sold, Michael McIntyre's Happy & Glorious was the best selling DVD at Christmas 2015. Read

BBC2 wants new topical show

BBC2 wants new topical show

BBC Two is looking for a comedy variety format, with Saturday Night Live one of the shows named as an example. Read

Birds Of A Feather interview

Birds Of A Feather interview

Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Charlie Quirke and Samuel James chat about Series 12. Read

Cariad Lloyd interview

Cariad Lloyd interview

In 2015 she did QI, HIGNFY, Peep Show, a massive Edinburgh show, and has a new BBC One sitcom in the can. Read

Jessie Cave doodles

Jessie Cave doodles

Take a look at some doodles Jessie Cave has drawn, which are linked to her comedy show I Loved Her. View

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science is a new ITV show hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, Rachel Riley and Ben Miller. Read

Tinkershrimp & Dutch

Tinkershrimp & Dutch

Nickelodeon UK has commissioned Tinkershrimp & Dutch, an online animated time-travelling comedy series. Read

Sofie Hagen interview

Sofie Hagen interview

From messed-up, Westlife-obsessed teen to an Edinburgh award winner, Sofie Hagen has come a long way. Read

Russell Brand: Santa letter

Russell Brand: Santa letter

Here is the letter that Russell Brand sent to Father Christmas in 2015. He's not sure that he exists?!? Read

Sunny D gets a full series

Sunny D gets a full series

Sunny D, the sitcom pilot written by and starring comedian Dane Baptiste, has been given a full series by BBC Three. Read

New Vicious special

New Vicious special

Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi and Frances De La Tour are to return to ITV for a special episode of Vicious. Read

Josh - Series 2

Josh - Series 2

BBC Three has ordered a second series of Josh, the sitcom about three flatmates starring Josh Widdicombe. Read

Not Going Out sequel plans

Not Going Out sequel plans

A family-centric sequel to hit sitcom Not Going Out is in development, Lee Mack has confirmed. Read

Royal Family soap opera

Royal Family soap opera

Channel 4 is making The Windsors, a 'comedy soap opera' featuring characters from the Royal Family. Read

New Morgana Robinson show

New Morgana Robinson show

Morgana Robinson's new sketch show of impressions for BBC Two has been ordered for a full series. Read

Top 20 Christmas gags

Top 20 Christmas gags

Why does Ed Miliband like advent calendars? He gets to open the door to number 10. More here: Read

Julia Davis: Robin's Test

Julia Davis: Robin's Test

Julia Davis has created a new six-part comedy series for Sky Atlantic. Robin's Test focuses on a camping trip. Read

Rose d'Or Awards 2015

Rose d'Or Awards 2015

Stephen Fry, Psychobitches, Catastrophe, The Graham Norton Show and Newsjack have won Rose d'Or Awards. Read

Weirdos for Christmas #1

Weirdos for Christmas #1

Ahead of their Christmas panto, the Weirdos comedy collective select their favourite festive songs. Read

BBC2 gets Upstart Crow

BBC2 gets Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow, written by Ben Elton, will focus on William Shakespeare. David Mitchell will star as the Bard. Read

ITV2 gets impossible again

ITV2 gets impossible again

ITV2 has ordered another series of The Almost Impossible Game Show, with comedy duo The Rubberbandits. Read

Tripped interviews

Tripped interviews

Blake Harrison, George Webster and Georgina Campbell talk about what it was like to film E4's sci-fi comedy. Read

Crackanory interviews

Crackanory interviews

Some of those reading stories in Series 3 of Crackanory talk about their tales, and what makes a great story. Read

Grotto @ The HoHo Theatre

Grotto @ The HoHo Theatre

A festive comedy club has popped up in London in an old city institution. Here's some pictures from the launch. Read

Uncle - Series 3

Uncle - Series 3

BBC Three sitcom Uncle is to return for a third series, with Nick Helm and Elliot Speller-Gillott both returning. Read

Ann Summers comedy drama

Ann Summers comedy drama

ITV is making Brief Encounters, a six-part comedy drama based on the book by Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold. Read

Chewing Gum - Series 2

Chewing Gum - Series 2

E4 has ordered a second series of Chewing Gum, the new sitcom written by and starring Michaela Coel. Read

Stewart Lee to publish book

Stewart Lee to publish book

Stewart Lee is to publish a new book. Content Provider will feature a selection of his newspaper columns. Read

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins panel show

BBC2 has announced Insert Name Here. Sue Perkins hosts, with captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe. Read

Fawlty Towers live

Fawlty Towers live

John Cleese is to oversee the first official Fawlty Towers stage adaptation in Australia next year. Read

Sky Arts Christmas specials

Sky Arts Christmas specials

Sky Arts is making 12 scripted festive comedy short episodes featuring up-and-coming comic actors. Read

Russell Kane interview

Russell Kane interview

Russell Kane talks to BCG about growing up, being mistaken for other people, and his future comedy ambitions. Read

Leicester Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival

The programme for Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival - which runs from 3rd to 21st February 2016 - is out: Read

Yuriko Kotani wins award

Yuriko Kotani wins award

Japanese stand-up Yuriko Kotani has won the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award, after a public vote. Read

Cold Feet back for Series 6

Cold Feet back for Series 6

Hit ITV comedy drama Cold Feet is to return for a brand new sixth series, it has been confirmed. Read

Broadcast Awards nominees

Broadcast Awards nominees

Car Share, Catastrophe, Detectorists and Inside No. 9, are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2016. Read

Max & Ivan's map

Max & Ivan's map

Double act Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez introduce their live show via a copy of a map of where their creations live. Read

Katherine Ryan interview

Katherine Ryan interview

Bring The Noise regular panellist Katherine Ryan talks about some of her favourite music in this interview. Read

Play To The Whistle again

Play To The Whistle again

ITV has ordered a second series of Play To The Whistle, the sports-focused panel show hosted by Holly Willoughby. Read

Dapper Laughs interview

Dapper Laughs interview

We talk to Daniel O'Reilly, best known for his controversial comedy persona Dapper Laughs. It's an interesting chat. Read

BBC Audio Awards nominees

BBC Audio Awards nominees

The nominations for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2016 have been announced. John Finnemore has three nods. Read

BBC to revive sitcoms

BBC to revive sitcoms

BBC One is to revive The Good Life, Are You Being Served?, Up Pompeii!, Keeping Up Appearances and Porridge. Read

A new Porridge spin-off

A new Porridge spin-off

The BBC is to revive classic sitcom Porridge. A new pilot episode will focus on Fletcher's rogue grandson. Read

Warren Mitchell - RIP

Warren Mitchell - RIP

Warren Mitchell, the comedy actor best known for playing Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part, has died aged 89. Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

In this video interview, Noel Fielding talks about his live show, whether The Mighty Boosh will reunite, and more. Watch

Hal Cruttenden interview

Hal Cruttenden interview

How stressed was Hal Cruttenden about his latest Live At The Apollo appearance? Pretty stressed. He explains: Read

Comedy judge wanted

Comedy judge wanted

Fancy being a judge at the 2016 Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival in February? Here's details on how to apply: Read

@TechnicallyRon interview

@TechnicallyRon interview

An interview with comedy writer Aaron Gillies, better known as popular Twitter user @TechnicallyRon. Read

Drunk History returns

Drunk History returns

Comedy Central has ordered a second series of Drunk History, the show involving inebriated stories. Read

Fast Show At 21 special

Fast Show At 21 special

The Fast Show At 21: An Evening With Paul Whitehouse And Charlie Higson will be available through BBC Store. Read

Hugh Dennis pilot

Hugh Dennis pilot

Hugh Dennis will host The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread, a run-through for a new panel show pilot. Read

The Luke Kempner Show

The Luke Kempner Show

ITV2 is to air The Luke Kempner Show, an end-of-year review programme hosted by impressionist Luke Kempner. Read

Michael McIntyre at Xmas

Michael McIntyre at Xmas

Michael McIntyre is to present another festive comedy and music special for the BBC on Christmas Day. Read

Rose d'Or 2015 nominations

Rose d'Or 2015 nominations

Nominees for the 2015 Rose d'Or Awards have been revealed, with British comedies leading in multiple categories. Read

Jimmy Carr on Netflix

Jimmy Carr on Netflix

Jimmy Carr has announced he is recording a Netflix stand-up special, proclaiming "DVD is dead". Read

Josh Widdicombe interview

Josh Widdicombe interview

Josh Widdicombe talks about his new BBC Three sitcom. How close is he to his character in the show? Read

Peep Show interviews

Peep Show interviews

David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong talk about the final series. Read

Sarah Franken interview

Sarah Franken interview

Sarah Franken talks about her stand-up show, the UK versus USA, and discusses being transgender too. Read

James Acaster's new show

James Acaster's new show

James Acaster has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to fund an online comedy documentary series. Read

Our BBC Store wish list

Our BBC Store wish list

As BBC Store launches, we highlight some archive goodies we'd like to see added to its comedy catalogue. Read

Universal Genius TV trial

Universal Genius TV trial

The Humble Quest For Universal Genius is to be trialled for television, with hosts Matthew Crosby & Sara Pascoe. Read

BBC Store launches

BBC Store launches

The BBC has launched BBC Store, offering downloads of BBC shows to own and keep forever. Read

Comedy Central pilot

Comedy Central pilot

Comedy Central is developing Wasteman, a pilot about a man who becomes a viral hit after being dumped. Read

Scheiffer Bates gets pilot

Scheiffer Bates gets pilot

Scheiffer Bates, an impressionist who has built up a following on YouTube, has been given a pilot by E4. Read

The Last Leg Down Under

The Last Leg Down Under

Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker have filmed The Last Leg Goes Down Under, a road trip in Oz. Read

Britain Today, Tonight

Britain Today, Tonight

Channel 4 has ordered 'Britain Today, Tonight', a spoof news bulletin show which will star Kayvan Novak. Read

Marti Caine tribute

Marti Caine tribute

Georgy Jamieson pays tribute to female comic Marti Caine, who died 20 years ago, aged just 50. Read

Men About The House to TV

Men About The House to TV

Channel 4 has commissioned Arthur Mathews to adapt his Radio 4 pilot Men About The House into a TV show. Read

BBC3 stand-up specials

BBC3 stand-up specials

BBC Three is to film a series of stand-up specials under the title Live From The BBC. More details here: Read

Forgotten Hancock script

Forgotten Hancock script

A long-forgotten script that would have starred Tony Hancock has been found. We have the full details here: Read

Dick Sharples dies aged 88

Dick Sharples dies aged 88

Writer Dick Sharples, best known for shows such as ITV funeral business sitcom In Loving Memory, has died. Read

The Cloud gets full series

The Cloud gets full series

Channel 4 has ordered a full series of new sitcom The Cloud, by Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan. Read

Carry Ons to be revived

Carry Ons to be revived

Carry On Again is in pre-production. It will be the 32nd film in the long-running Carry On film franchise. Read

Alan Davies interview

Alan Davies interview

Alan Davies talks about the return of his comedy chat show As Yet Untitled, and various other topics too. Read

Extract from Del Boy's book

Extract from Del Boy's book

Read an extract from the autobiography by Only Fools And Horses character Del Boy. He talks about deals. Read

Ed Byrne interview

Ed Byrne interview

Why was Dara O Briain kidnapped by a SWAT team? What annoys Ed Byrne about panel shows? All that and more: Read

Frank Skinner iPlayer show

Frank Skinner iPlayer show

Frank Skinner will present a new weekly talk show about television programmes, broadcast via BBC iPlayer. Read

Gemma Whelan interview

Gemma Whelan interview

A chat about Game Of Thrones, smutty characters and other filth with the down-to-earth Gemma Whelan. Read

Notts Comedy Festival 2015

Notts Comedy Festival 2015

A look ahead to the Nottingham Comedy Festival, including a chat with Patrick Monahan about his Disco Years. Read

Boomers - Series 2

Boomers - Series 2

Boomers, the sitcom about retired couples, is to return to BBC One for a Xmas special and another series. Read

Bull interviews

Bull interviews

Robert Lindsay, Maureen Lipman and Matt Lucas discuss their roles in Bull, the new sitcom on TV channel Gold. Read

Russell Howard interview

Russell Howard interview

We spoke to Russell Howard ahead of Good News Series 10. Where does he get his t-shirts from, and more here: Read

Live At The Apollo on BBC2

Live At The Apollo on BBC2

The BBC is moving its flagship stand-up show Live At The Apollo from BBC One to BBC Two so it can be 'edgier'. Read

Lenny Henry Q&A event

Lenny Henry Q&A event

Lenny Henry is due to take part in a special question and answers session in London. Get a ticket discount: Details

Comedy Awards delayed

Comedy Awards delayed

The British Comedy Awards 2015 are to be delayed until next year due to slow negotiations over rights. Read

Andy Parsons quits MTW

Andy Parsons quits MTW

Andy Parsons has quit Mock The Week after 10 years as a regular on the topical panel show. Here's why: Read

Scream Street interviews

Scream Street interviews

John Thomson, Debra Stephenson, Claire Skinner and Tyger Drew-Honey CBBC comedy series Scream Street. Read

Keith Lemon interview

Keith Lemon interview

Keith Lemon has made a Back To The Future tribute show for ITV2. He explains more in this interview here: Read

US service adds Brit comedy

US service adds Brit comedy

A new US on-demand platform is to launch with its own series from this year's Fringe and many British classics. Read

Catherine Tate to tour live

Catherine Tate to tour live

Catherine Tate has revealed she is considering her first live tour, which will feature various of her characters. Read

Radio 2 Comedy Showcase

Radio 2 Comedy Showcase

Radio 2 is to broadcast five comedy pilots across a week in November. Stars include Tim Vine and Robert Webb. Read

Outnumbered to return

Outnumbered to return

Hit BBC sitcom Outnumbered looks set to return to screens in 2016 for a brand new special episode. Read

Andy Hamilton interview

Andy Hamilton interview

An interview with top writer Andy Hamilton. He's about to set off on a tour of the country with a live show. Read

New Mitchell & Webb sitcom

New Mitchell & Webb sitcom

Peep Show stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb are working on a new sitcom with Channel 4. It's called 'Back'. Read

How we made SuperBob

How we made SuperBob

SuperBob director Jon Drever explains how his movie was made. It had a long development, but a short shoot. Read

Stephen Fry quits QI

Stephen Fry quits QI

Stephen Fry is quitting QI, with Sandi Toksvig set to replace him as host from Series 14 (N). Read

Murder In Successville 2

Murder In Successville 2

BBC Three has ordered a second series of hit investigative comedy hybrid show Murder In Successville. Read

Brett Goldstein interview

Brett Goldstein interview

We spoke to actor and stand-up comic Brett Goldstein about his new superhero based feature film, SuperBob. Read

Cradle To Grave Series 2

Cradle To Grave Series 2

Danny Baker's Cradle To Grave - which stars Peter Kay - looks set to return to BBC Two for a second series. Read

BBC planning more W1A

BBC planning more W1A

The BBC is set to commission a third series of Twenty Twelve spin-off and satire on itself, W1A. Read

Chastity Butterworth on TV

Chastity Butterworth on TV

Actor and comedian Gemma Whelan is developing a TV chat show format for her character Chastity Butterworth. Read

McIntyre gets O2 keys

McIntyre gets O2 keys

Michael McIntyre has been presented with ceremonial keys to London's O2 Arena for a milestone of 21 performances. Read

Barbara Nice Radio 2 pilot

Barbara Nice Radio 2 pilot

Janice Connolly's Barbara Nice character is to star in her own Radio 2 Comedy Showcase sitcom pilot. Read

New Richard Osman show

New Richard Osman show

Richard Osman is to host the pilot episode Time Machine, a new quiz and panel show format for Channel 4. Read

New People Just Do Nothing

New People Just Do Nothing

BBC Three has ordered two new series of mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing. See a video here: Read

More Boy Meets Girl?

More Boy Meets Girl?

New sitcom Boy Meets Girl looks set to return for a second series on BBC Two, according to media reports. Read

Let's Play Darts to return

Let's Play Darts to return

Comedians will line up again for a new series of Let's Play Darts, this time in aid of Sport Relief 2016. Read

Joel Dommett on Sky 1

Joel Dommett on Sky 1

Joel Dommett has been announced as the final regular team member for Sky1's panel show, Bring The Noise. Read

Danger Mouse film

Danger Mouse film

Danger Mouse is set to hit the big screen, following the classic ITV cartoon series' high-profile relaunch for CBBC. Read

Inside No. 9 - Series 3

Inside No. 9 - Series 3

Inside No. 9, the comedy show starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, is to return to BBC Two. Read

Bernard Righton interview

Bernard Righton interview

The politically correct stand-up Bernard Righton talks to BCG about his new highlights show for channel Gold. Read

Matt Forde interview

Matt Forde interview

An interview with political comedian Matt Forde. He has the weirdest career in comedy. Time for Forde to focus? Read

Professor Branestawm 2

Professor Branestawm 2

Filming is underway on The Further Adventures Of Professor Branestawm. Harry Hill plays the inventor. Read

Jocelyn Jee Esien show

Jocelyn Jee Esien show

Jocelyn Jee Esien is working on a new sketch show project for BBC Radio 4 called It's Jocelyn. Read

Radio 2 sitcom Ankle Tag

Radio 2 sitcom Ankle Tag

Elis James and Katy Wix are to star in Ankle Tag, a new sitcom pilot for BBC Radio 2 about a fraudster. Read

Dawn French artwork comp

Dawn French artwork comp

Artists are being invited to produce a piece of art inspired by the new novel by Dawn French. The prize includes £1500. Read

Xmas cracker competition

Xmas cracker competition

TV channel Gold is once again running its competition to find the best modern Christmas cracker jokes. Read

Jonny Sweet interview

Jonny Sweet interview

Jonny Sweet talks about his BBC Three sitcom, Together. Is any of the story based on real life experiences? Read

Michaela Coel interview

Michaela Coel interview

Michaela Coel is the writer and star of E4's Chewing Gum. In this interview she introduces her new show. Read

The King's Men

The King's Men

Robert Webb and Terry Mynott will star in The King's Men, a new Radio 2 sitcom pilot set before World War I. Read

Simon Farnaby golf sitcom

Simon Farnaby golf sitcom

Radio 2 is making The Peterford Golf Club, a new sitcom which has been written by and stars Simon Farnaby. Read

My Dad Wrote A Porno

My Dad Wrote A Porno

A podcast series in which Jamie Morton reads out chapters from an erotic book his 60 year-old dad has written. Listen

Danny Wallace talks writing

Danny Wallace talks writing

Read about how Danny Wallace got started in the world of writing, and what he'd do if he was starting now. Read

New Some Mothers

New Some Mothers

Classic BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em could return to screens for new episodes in 2016. Read

Remembering Ronnie Barker

Remembering Ronnie Barker

10 years since his death, we remember Ronnie Barker and his route to comedy stardom. Read

Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones's Baby

Filming has begun on the third, highly-anticipated Bridget Jones film: Bridget Jones's Baby. Read

Walliams's Billionaire Boy

Walliams's Billionaire Boy

David Walliams's Billionaire Boy adaptation is to star John Thomson and Rebecca Front. Read

Billy Connolly tickets

Billy Connolly tickets

Billy Connolly is to perform a series of gigs at London's Eventim Apollo in January 2016. Tickets are now on sale. Read

Sarah Hadland interview

Sarah Hadland interview

We spoke to The Job Lot star Sarah Hadland - who plays Trish in the job centre sitcom - about Series 3: Read

David Schwimmer on C4

David Schwimmer on C4

Friends's David Schwimmer will co-star with Julia Davis and Nick Mohammed in their new Channel 4 sitcom. Read

Man Down gets a Series 3

Man Down gets a Series 3

Greg Davies has confirmed that his sitcom Man Down will return to Channel 4 for a third series next year. Read

E4 to get Wasted

E4 to get Wasted

E4 has ordered Wasted, a new six-part sitcom series about four friends living in a West Country village. Read

GameFace comes to E4

GameFace comes to E4

GameFace, a sitcom in which Roisin Conaty plays a hapless woman muddling through life, to get a full series. Read

Birmingham finalists

Birmingham finalists

Details on the finalists for Birmingham Comedy Festival's 2015 Breaking Talent Award competition. Read