Coverage of the Live Comedy Circuit

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Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

The hugely popular Irishman Jason Byrne endured a rare career catastrophe last year when his high-profile TV vehicle flopped - here he talks turkey, his TV comeback, the 'dangerous' new tour, and a tremendous Ross Noble anecdote.

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Behold, the mighty mirth monsters meet

Behold, the mighty mirth monsters meet

Si Hawkins gets childishly over-excited as two comedy heavyweights collide, and comes up with a new money-spinning idea for benefit gigs. Read

Andrew McBurney wins Birmingham Breaking Talent Award

Andrew McBurney wins Birmingham Breaking Talent Award

Stand-up Andrew McBurney has won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2014. Read

Guilt & Shame: Shameless Comedy

Guilt & Shame: Shameless Comedy

Double act Guilt & Shame explain the importance of having a comedy show that is about something... even if the result of that involves Jeremy Clarkson. Read

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey interview

Chris Ramsey talks about tackling Katie Hopkins on Celebrity Juice, using his wife as joke fodder, and his thoughts on the American version of Hebburn. Read

Angela Barnes interview

Angela Barnes interview

Stand-up comic Angela Barnes talks about rising quickly up the comedy career ladder, what it was like to appear on Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read

Survey of comedy fans lists Britain's best known stand-ups

Survey of comedy fans lists Britain's best known stand-ups

A wide-ranging survey of live comedy fans, conducted by Ticketmaster, has revealed a list of the UK's best known stand-ups. Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay are top. Read

How well do EastEnd Cabaret know each other?

How well do EastEnd Cabaret know each other?

Published 30th September

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria - aka EastEnd Cabaret - in the style of the classic Mr and Mrs quiz game, answer questions about each other. Read

Women in Comedy Festival 2014 - Preview

Women in Comedy Festival 2014 - Preview

Published 30th September

The Women in Comedy Festival - featuring more than 80 shows across 16 venues in Manchester - takes place from the 11th until 26th October 2014. Read

Modern Toss celebrates 10 years with an exhibition

Modern Toss celebrates 10 years with an exhibition

Published 23rd September

Modern Toss are presenting an exhibition celebrating 10 years of their 'unique brand of stylishly cack-handed drawing' in an exhibition in London this October. They've got a new book out too. Read


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Brotherhood now filming

Brotherhood now filming

Production has now commenced on Brotherhood, Comedy Central UK's first studio audience sitcom. Read

Boy In The Dress cast

Boy In The Dress cast

Jennifer Saunders, Tim McInnerny and Meera Syal are amongst the cast for The Boy In The Dress. Read

How Do I Get Up There?

How Do I Get Up There?

The up-and-coming sketch group 'How Do I Get Up There?' talk about their new BBC Scotland pilot. Read

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede talks to BCG about filming her music-based BBC Three impressions show pilot AAA. Read

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format. Read

Cofilmic Festival workshops

Cofilmic Festival workshops

The Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2014 -has announced various cheap panels and workshops for creators. Read

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

British writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC. Read

The IT Crowd USA 2

The IT Crowd USA 2

A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Read

Teckle Books interview

Teckle Books interview

An interview with the authors behind the comedic novels from new publishing outfit Teckle Books. Read

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy USA

Moone Boy, the Sky sitcom created by Chris O'Dowd, is to be re-made by the US television network ABC. Read