Coverage of the Live Comedy Circuit

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Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight interview

Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight interview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter interview

Reginald D Hunter is off on a tour of the UK. In this interview he talks about contrived outrage and why he likes British audiences better than American ones. Read

Maddy Anholt: Want to date a comedian?

Maddy Anholt: Want to date a comedian?

Comedian Maddy Anholt has teamed up with dating website MySingleFriend.com and crowd-funding platform IndieGoGo to pay for her 2015 Fringe show. Here she explains all about it, and how you could take her out on a date in Scotland's capital. Read

Top comedians announced for Hyde Park gigs in June

Top comedians announced for Hyde Park gigs in June

Rich Hall, Jim Jefferies, Ed Byrne and Ardal O'Hanlon are amongst the comedians who will be appearing at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park gigs in London on the 18th - 28th June 2015. Read

Zoe Lyons: The tours that never were

Zoe Lyons: The tours that never were

Zoe Lyons reveals to us the tours that never were... five show names that didn't make the grade. Read

Foil, Arms and Hog: Britain from an Irish Perspective

Foil, Arms and Hog: Britain from an Irish Perspective

Published 29th April

Irish comedy trio Foil, Arms and Hog are about to tour Britain. They list out five cultural differences they've noticed between the two countries. Read

Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

Published 27th April

His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip - welcome to the unlikely career path of Alex Horne. And look out for a tremendous Tim Key revelation. Read


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Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, Tim Key and Sharon Rooney are amongst the cast for BBC2 comic thriller Stag. Read

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Historian Graham McCann has revealed an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot. Read

Flat TV gets full series

Flat TV gets full series

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

Cuckoo returns for Series 3

BBC Three's Cuckoo is to return for a third series. Greg Davies & Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles. Read

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

BBC Comedy Feeds 2015

The BBC has announced six new pilots - SunnyD, Radges, People Time, Fishbowl, Dead Air and Funz And Gamez. Read

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

Why We Need Ethnic Comedy

In this article, comedy performer Inder Manocha discusses how ethnic comedy relates to the mainstream. Read