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The Barry Awards (UK) - Why set up a new award

The Barry Awards (UK) - Why set up a new award

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Gareth Morinan explains here why he and Barry Ferns have set up some new awards to recognise those performing and working at the Fringe.

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Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

Published 29th August

A mysteriously-curtailed chat with Thom Tuck, about Munnery, Bambi, expensive dross at the Fringe, piles of rubbish on BBC3, and the much-anticipated new Penny Dreadfuls material. Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 results

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 results

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 23rd August

Alex Edelman, Phil Ellis and John Kearns were the winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014. Read

Malcolm Hardee Award Winners 2014

Malcolm Hardee Award Winners 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 23rd August

Candy Gigi, Christian Talbot and Luisa Omielan were named the winners at the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2014. Read

Lucy Beaumont interview

Lucy Beaumont interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 22nd August

Lucy Beaumont talks about how she got started in comedy, and what she misses about Hull now she lives in London. Read

Aidan Strangeman wins So You Think You're Funny? 2014

Aidan Strangeman wins So You Think You're Funny? 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 22nd August

Musical comedian Aidan Strangeman has won the 2014 final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny? new act stand-up competition. Read

Pre-Gig Notes: A Photo Gallery

Pre-Gig Notes: A Photo Gallery

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 20th August

A photo gallery providing an intimate insight into the show preparations of comedians performing at this year's festival. They reveal their pre-gig routines, and we take a look at their set lists and notes. Read

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees 2014

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees 2014

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 20th August

The shortlists for the prestigious Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 Best Show and Best Newcomer categories. Read

Romesh Ranganathan interview

Romesh Ranganathan interview

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 20th August

Angry and candid onstage, affable and candid off it, ex-teacher Romesh Ranganathan really lets rip in his new Edinburgh show. Here we talk curriculums, closing schools and some handy comedy-writing advice. Read

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2014, Part 2: Movers, Shakers, Gamble-Takers

Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2014, Part 2: Movers, Shakers, Gamble-Takers

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
Published 20th August

Si Hawkins discusses the Edinburgh Fringe shows from acts including Tony Law, Alex Horne, Dane Baptiste, Richard Herring, Alexis Dubus and Clever Peter. Read


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Win Cuckoo Series 1

Win Cuckoo Series 1

Win a copy of Series 1 of Cuckoo on DVD, the sitcom starring Greg Davies and Andy Samberg. Enter

Phoenix Nights to return?

Phoenix Nights to return?

Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing Phoenix Nights back for live shows. Read

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick, has died at the age of 92. Read

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio Comedy will be running comedy writing information sessions in London and Manchester. Read

Big School interviews

Big School interviews

David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister and Frances de la Tour talk about Big School Series 2. Read

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Obituary: Lord Alan B'Stard

Lord Alan B'Stard, First Marquess of Haltemprice, has died at the age of 58, it has been confirmed. Read

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle's big speech

Frankie Boyle has blasted TV commissioning, Mock The Week, panel show booking, & other topics. Read

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Edinburgh Comedy Awards

John Kearns, Alex Edelman and Phil Ellis are winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014. Read

The Wrong Mans 2

The Wrong Mans 2

Plot details have been released about the 2nd series of James Corden and Mathew Baynton's comedy. Read

Emma Kennedy's comedy

Emma Kennedy's comedy

BBC One has ordered a comedy drama series based on the best-selling book, The Tent, The Bucket and Me. Read