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UK Pun Championships 2015 finalists

UK Pun Championships 2015 finalists

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

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Joke Thieves - Interview with creator Will Mars

Joke Thieves - Interview with creator Will Mars

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

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 27th November

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 20th November

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

Flip and Maggie: Where are the older comedians?

Flip and Maggie: Where are the older comedians?

Published 18th November

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people of our age in comedy?' Read

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 finalists

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 finalists

Published 16th November

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition have been announced. Read

Joseph Morpurgo interview

Joseph Morpurgo interview

Published 10th November

Co-founder of the wildly successful improv troupe Austentatious, Joseph Morpurgo's solo work is more audacious, and his new show shares an ethos with some notable musical mavericks. Read

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Good Cop Bad Cop interview

Published 7th November

Adam Jarrell and Andrew Fettes from the comic play Good Cop Bad Cop talk about how there's more to making people laugh than just being funny. Read

Ivo Graham interview

Ivo Graham interview

Published 7th November

Up-and-coming stand-up comedian Ivo Graham answers our combative questions with patience and wit. Read


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2015 British comedy survey

2015 British comedy survey

A comedy survey has been launched, aiming to collect the thoughts of comedy fans across the UK. Details

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

The internet has been busy creating lots of funny festive video sketches. Here's 20 of the best from 2014. Watch

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh has written us some festive jokes. There's a couple of drawings too. Read

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Read

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

Pointless star Richard Osman joins Richard Herring for an entertaining chat. Watch or listen here: Listen

New Christmas Cracker jokes

New Christmas Cracker jokes

The winners of UKTV Gold's Christmas Cracker joke competition have been announced. Read the top 10: Read

No Pressure To Be Festive

No Pressure To Be Festive

Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell host a festive edition of the No Pressure To Be Funny political podcast. Listen

Pun Championships 2015

Pun Championships 2015

Check out some of the puns from the comedians who will take part in the UK Pun Championships 2015. Read

Christmas TV Guide 2014

Christmas TV Guide 2014

A list of 25 festive comedy specials to look out for between now and 2015. There's lots of treats ahead: Read

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Shopping for gifts? We've plenty to choose from in our Christmas selection, from books to DVDs. Browse