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Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore

Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore

A preview of Goodbye - The (After) Life of Cook & Moore, the comic play about the partnership between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Creators Jonathan Hansler and Clive Greenwood explain more here.

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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 preview

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 preview

Over 50 venues will take part in Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 (4th and 22nd February), with 100s of comedians are set to perform across the 19 days. Here's a preview... Read

Josie Long interview

Josie Long interview

2014 saw the usually politics-fuelled Josie Long take a more personal fork of the comedy freeway, with the show Cara Josephine. But into 2015 she's still ranting about rabid right-wingers - during interviews, at least. Read

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival organises day trip from London

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival organises day trip from London

Published December 2014

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is organising a packed day of comedy on the 7th February 2015. They'll transport Londoners to and from the festival, with comedy on route too. Read

New Acts Of The Year 2015 finalists announced

New Acts Of The Year 2015 finalists announced

Published December 2014

The finalists for the New Acts Of The Year 2015 (NATYS) comedy contest have been announced, but the organisers warn that problems with the circuit has resulted in most entrants not being up-to-scratch this year. Read

UK Pun Championships 2015 finalists

UK Pun Championships 2015 finalists

Published December 2014

Darren Walsh, Rob Thomas, Tony Cowards, Richard Woolford, Martin Croser, Leo Kearse, Richard Pulsford and Rob Coleman will take part in the pun battle. Read

Joke Thieves - Interview with creator Will Mars

Joke Thieves - Interview with creator Will Mars

Published December 2014

Will Mars explains how his 'bulletproof' live comedy format Joke Thieves was created, and the exciting adventures ahead for the show. Read

Simon Evans interview

Simon Evans interview

Published December 2014

A long-serving sage of artisanal gagsmithery, Simon Evans has just made his first stand-up DVD - not that he's a fan of the genre. Nor is he fond of one particular newspaper, which he's boycotting. And don't get him started on cars. Read

Richard Gadd interview

Richard Gadd interview

Published November 2014

A discussion with 'troubled comedian' Richard Gadd about topics such as mining one's life for material, and what the label 'anti-comedian' does or does not mean. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Published November 2014

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and talks about his growing chain of comedy clubs is not about making money, just giving people great live comedy. Read


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Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry & Paul - 25 years

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are reportedly making a special to celebrate 25 years of their sketches. Read

8m see Still Open All Hours

8m see Still Open All Hours

The first series of Still Open All Hours came to a close last night with a peak of over 8m viewers. Read

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2014

The results of the 9th Comedy.co.uk Awards. Cabin Pressure writer John Finnemore is the biggest winner. Read

Arthur Strong interview

Arthur Strong interview

BCG chats to Count Arthur Strong. Somehow he gets the impression we've booked him for Just A Minute. Read

New reality TV panel show

New reality TV panel show

ITV2 has ordered a brand new panel show focussed on the world of reality television. Read

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

iPlayer: Funny Valentines

The BBC has announced a set of 9 new iPlayer comedy programmes to mark Valentine's Day 2015. Read

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Moone Boy Series 3 stars

Sky has announced a raft of guest stars for Moone Boy Series 3, which returns to screens in March. Read

The Walshes axed

The Walshes axed

The BBC has axed new sitcom The Walshes, prompting writer Graham Linehan to complain. Read

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Rich Fulcher's new TV pilot

Mighty Boosh actor Rich Fulcher is to star in a Channel 4 sitcom pilot set around a struggling adult store. Read

Mr Bean is to return

Mr Bean is to return

Rowan Atkinson is to return as the hapless character Mr Bean for a new sketch for Comic Relief 2015. Read