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Fancy Meeting You Here - Comedy's Culture Club

Fancy Meeting You Here - Comedy's Culture Club

A look at Fancy Meeting You Here, the roving comedy show in which Carl Arnheiter, Dave Hill and guest comedians provide free tours around cultural institutions.

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Marcus Brigstocke interview

Marcus Brigstocke interview

A snapped heel, torn cruciate and broken relationship - the last year has been memorable for Marcus Brigstocke, to say the least. He talks about crowd-pleasing injuries, tabloid infamy, meeting Amy Childs, not meeting Maria Miller, his forthcoming political campaign and ongoing Daily Show dream. Read

Al Murray celebrates 20 years as The Pub Landlord with new tour

Al Murray celebrates 20 years as The Pub Landlord with new tour

Al Murray is still going strong as The Pub Landlord. He's announced a new UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor - 20 years at the lager top. Tickets are on sale now. Read

The Purple Cow returns to London

The Purple Cow returns to London

The Udderbelly Festival is back on London's Southbank until the 13th July. The upside-down purple cow venue is hosting a multitude of comedy shows. Read

Not Giving Up The Ghost: Why I'm Holding A Seance For Thatcher

Not Giving Up The Ghost: Why I'm Holding A Seance For Thatcher

'Bile merchant' Nathaniel Tapley explains why he's going to spend the anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death trying to raise her from the grave... Read

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill win Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014

Archie Maddocks and Paul Revill have been named as joint winners of Bath Comedy Festival's 2014 New Act of the Year competition. Read

Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill quits 2014 Edinburgh festival

Free Fringe founder Peter Buckley Hill quits 2014 Edinburgh festival

Published 20th March

Peter Buckley Hill, the founder of the PBH Free Fringe operation at the Edinburgh Festival, has said he will not be in Scotland this August as the dispute over free venue spaces continues. Read

Mark Thomas interview

Mark Thomas interview

Published 17th March

Activist, campaigner and comedian Mark Thomas enlightens us with his views on contemporary politics, and explains his plan to commit 100 acts of 'minor dissent' before the 13th of May... Read

Lewis Schaffer - Still Free Until Famous

Lewis Schaffer - Still Free Until Famous

Published 16th March

An interview with London-based American comic Lewis Schaffer. He talks about his array of stand-up shows, fame and controversy. Read

UKIP campaign against comedy duo backfires

UKIP campaign against comedy duo backfires

Published 14th March

A campaign to try to hinder a comedy tour by anti-UKIP comedians Jonny & The Baptists has backfired, as the publicity generated has resulted in the duo announcing more dates. Read


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Trying Again interviews

Trying Again interviews

Chris Addison, Jo Joyner, Charles Edwards, Alex Macqueen and more talk about Sky's Trying Again. Read

David Mitchell's new book

David Mitchell's new book

David Mitchell is currently compiling a new humorous book titled Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse. Read

A League Of Their Own x 3

A League Of Their Own x 3

Sky has struck a long-term deal with the producers of sports-based panel show A League Of Their Own. Read

Holli Dempsey interview

Holli Dempsey interview

Holli Dempsey, who plays Vicky in Derek, talks about her role. Is she like her character in real life? Read

The John Dredge Show

The John Dredge Show

Series 3 of John Dredge's critically acclaimed surreal sketch show podcast is now here. Check it out. Listen

Roisin Conaty interview

Roisin Conaty interview

Roisin Conaty introduces GameFace, her Channel 4 sitcom pilot about a woman muddling through life. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

New TV shows to look out for this week include Warren United, Derek, Trying Again and GameFace. Read

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda's Generation Game

Miranda Hart is reportedly being lined-up to host a new version of classic BBC show The Generation Game. Read

New sitcom The Delivery Man

New sitcom The Delivery Man

Spy and Green Wing star Darren Boyd will play a midwife in The Delivery Man, a new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read