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Michael Downey: Blue Sometimes

Michael Downey: Blue Sometimes

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Michael Downey talks about the waiting period before the Edinburgh Festival starts.

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Sammy J is flying 10,502 miles to perform for 1 hour

Sammy J is flying 10,502 miles to perform for 1 hour

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

An interview with musical comedian Sammy J, who is flying to the Edinburgh Fringe from Australia... to perform for just one hour. Read

It Might Get Ugly preview

It Might Get Ugly preview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A preview of It Might Get Ugly, a stand-up comedy format in which acts must ditch their usual material and be honest 'to the point of regret'. Read

Rhys James films sitcom to promote his Fringe show

Rhys James films sitcom to promote his Fringe show

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Stand-up comedian Rhys James has published a five-part sitcom online to help promote his Edinburgh Fringe show. You can watch it here. Watch

Radio 1 to live stream stand-up from the Edinburgh Fringe

Radio 1 to live stream stand-up from the Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Radio 1 is hosting a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The gig will be live streamed on the radio and be available as a video feed online and via the Red Button. Read

Austentatious - Our 5 Favourite Shows

Austentatious - Our 5 Favourite Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

BCG asks Austentatious, the hit comic group who improvise a brand new Jane Austen work each time, to name their five favourite performances. Read

Madame Magenta's Psychic Readings, 2: Jimmy Carr

Madame Magenta's Psychic Readings, 2: Jimmy Carr

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Madame Magenta is using a variety of divination methods to figure out how comedians would most benefit from their time on the Fringe. This week she turns her attention to Jimmy Carr. Read

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most roof-raising, impossible-to-follow stand-up act you've ever seen. But are they caught between stools? Or other, more sinister furniture? Read

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most roof-raising, impossible-to-follow stand-up act you've ever seen. But are they caught between stools? Or other, more sinister furniture? (Warning, may contain geeky music references) Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards judges announced

Edinburgh Comedy Awards judges announced

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The judging line-up for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 has been announced. Read


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Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Internet star Dapper Laughs is to front an ITV2 comedy/reality show called Dapper Laughs On The Pull. Read

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read

Laughing Horse competition

Laughing Horse competition

Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. Read

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 orders Bad Robots

E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show involving electronic machines pranking the public. Read

Dora Bryan - RIP

Dora Bryan - RIP

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies like Last Of The Summer Wine, has died. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch