Coverage of the Live Comedy Circuit

Coverage related to live stand-up shows, sketch comedy nights, comic stage shows, festivals etc...

Progress report: an article about 'WIP' gigs

Progress report: an article about 'WIP' gigs

Si Hawkins explains why he often enjoys work-in-progress stand-up gigs more than the resultant polished tour show.

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The similarities between mind reading and comedy

The similarities between mind reading and comedy

Published 12th June

Forensic mind reading performer Colin Cloud explains how the worlds of 'people reading' and comedy are quite similar. Read

10 things to check on a first date (and how to do it)

10 things to check on a first date (and how to do it)

Published 12th June

Maddy Anholt provides a checklist of the top ten things you need to know about your possible future spouse. Read

Interview with Latitude Festival booker Tania Harrison

Interview with Latitude Festival booker Tania Harrison

Published 30th May

As Suffolk's Latitude Festival prepares to celebrate its 10th birthday, we talk to comedy booker Tania Harrison about her plans, what she looks for in an act, and the growth of the annual event. Read

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili interview

Published 25th May

Almost certainly the first Circuit Training interview that mainly concerns an anti-war demonstration. Here we discuss Omid Djalili's acclaimed documentary, We Are Many, plus Oliver Reed, tricky Joe Orton plays, bad TV recordings, Iranian horror films... Read

Comedians to gig along Hadrian's Wall for charity

Comedians to gig along Hadrian's Wall for charity

Published 20th May

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle an 84-mile trek along Hadrian's Wall this week for Alzheimer's Research UK. Read

Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight interview

Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight interview

Published 16th May

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Frog and Bucket unveils plaque for those who 'died' on stage

Frog and Bucket unveils plaque for those who 'died' on stage

Published 12th May

Manchester's Frog and Bucket comedy club has celebrated its 21st birthday by unveiling a blue plaque to commemorate all those that have 'died' on its stage. Read

John Moloney interview

John Moloney interview

Published 12th May

John Moloney introduces his new Radio 4 series and talks about how the comedy circuit has changed since he started out. Read

The Kenneth Williams and Tony Hancock theatre show

The Kenneth Williams and Tony Hancock theatre show

Published 12th May

A preview of Seriously Funny, a comedy play at The Museum Of Comedy which stars Iain Barton and Wink Taylor as Tony Hancock and Kenneth Williams. Read


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Hypnotic prank show pilot

Hypnotic prank show pilot

Channel 4 has ordered Look Into My Eyes, a comedic prank show starring 21 year-old hypnotist Archie Manners. Read

Shirley Ghostman is back

Shirley Ghostman is back

Marc Wootton is bringing back his psychic character Shirley Ghostman for two live shows this October. Read

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible creates 5 sitcoms

Audible, the company that sells audio downloads, has produced five British sitcom pilots for free. Read

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern, the comedy series starring Simon Day as an art rocker, has been given a third series by BBC Four. Read

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore's new show

John Finnemore, the creator of Cabin Pressure, is working on a series called The John Finnemore Project. Read

The John Dredge Show

The John Dredge Show

Series 4 of the insanely silly podcast series has now launched. Check out this funny and surreal sketch show. Listen

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp hosts News Quiz

Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz when it returns. Read

Not Safe For Work interviews

Not Safe For Work interviews

The cast of Channel 4's new office-based comedy drama Not Safe For Work talk about making the show. Read

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley sitcom

Joanna Lumley is working on a new show for Sky Television. Thought to be a sitcom, the title is Harmony. Read