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Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Lucy Beaumont talks about how she got started in comedy, and what she misses about Hull now she lives in London.

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Aidan Strangeman wins So You Think You're Funny? 2014

Aidan Strangeman wins So You Think You're Funny? 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Musical comedian Aidan Strangeman has won the 2014 final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny? new act stand-up competition. Read

Pre-Gig Notes: A Photo Gallery

Pre-Gig Notes: A Photo Gallery

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A photo gallery providing an intimate insight into the show preparations of comedians performing at this year's festival. They reveal their pre-gig routines, and we take a look at their set lists and notes. Read

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees 2014

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The shortlists for the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 Best Show and Best Newcomer categories. Read

Romesh Ranganathan interview

Romesh Ranganathan interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Angry and candid onstage, affable and candid off it, ex-teacher Romesh Ranganathan really lets rip in his new Edinburgh show. Here we talk curriculums, closing schools and some handy comedy-writing advice. Read

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2014, Part 2: Movers, Shakers, Gamble-Takers

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2014, Part 2: Movers, Shakers, Gamble-Takers

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Si Hawkins discusses the Edinburgh Fringe shows from acts including Tony Law, Alex Horne, Dane Baptiste, Richard Herring, Alexis Dubus and Clever Peter. Read

Stuart Goldsmith interview

Stuart Goldsmith interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

He's probably better known for his hugely popular podcast than his performing (for the moment) - so what's Stuart Goldsmith's own masterplan? Why does he turn down 'shiny floor' roles? And which TV job was 'stressful, unpleasant and phenomenally frustrating?' Read

So You Think You're Funny?: Profiles of the 2014 finalists

So You Think You're Funny?: Profiles of the 2014 finalists

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Profiles of the nine new stand-up comedians taking part in the 2014 final of the Foster's So You Think You're Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read

What's it like to get a one star review?

What's it like to get a one star review?

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

How does it feel to read a one star review of your show? We ask Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, an act who has been on the end of a bad review this month. Read

A blog from a flyerer

A blog from a flyerer

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The flyerers in Edinburgh have had a wet month, so we thought we'd let one of them do a bit of extra marketing on the warm and dry internet. Read


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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

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