Coverage of the Live Comedy Circuit

Coverage related to live stand-up shows, sketch comedy nights, comic stage shows, festivals etc...

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

Now embarking on a lengthy, nationwide live tour, we talked to Lee Nelson about his plans for the future, politics, and his smart new look.

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Terry Jones receives Bath Plug Award

Terry Jones receives Bath Plug Award

Monty Python star Terry Jones has received Bath Comedy Festival's first ever 'Bath Plug Award', for his services to comedy. Read

Bethan Roberts wins Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2015

Bethan Roberts wins Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2015

Bethan Roberts has been named the winner of Bath Comedy Festival's 2015 New Act Of The Year competition. Jay Cowle, Aideen McQueen and Phil Cooper were runners up. Read

The 39 Steps - 4 actors, 139 roles!

The 39 Steps - 4 actors, 139 roles!

The 39 Steps is one of the West End's longest-running and funniest plays. We take a look at the show here, and there's a chance to win free tickets. Read

Seann Walsh interview

Seann Walsh interview

A quick chat with Seann Walsh about his 2015 stand-up tour, and his role as a team captain on the E4 panel show Virtually Famous. Read

Preview: Musical Comedy Awards 2015 final

Preview: Musical Comedy Awards 2015 final

Published 31st March

Luke Courtier, Peter Bazely, Baron Fingolfin, Rebecca Humphries, DW and Gatis Kandis will take part in the Musical Comedy Awards 2015 final. Read

Comedians select films for Barbican's 'This Made Me Laugh' season

Comedians select films for Barbican's 'This Made Me Laugh' season

Published 27th March

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select and introduce their favourite classic comedy films. The 'This Made Me Laugh' season will run in April. Read

Ray Peacock tackles the taboo

Ray Peacock tackles the taboo

Published 26th March

Ray Peacock explains why he has decided to open up about his suicide attempt in his latest stand-up show. Read

Graham Fellows interview

Graham Fellows interview

Published 24th March

Graham Fellows celebrates his 30th year as John Shuttleworth with a big benefit gig at the Palladium in June - but could it be John's last hurrah? Read

Nathan Caton interview

Nathan Caton interview

Published 19th March

Stand-up comedian Nathan Caton talks about featuring his family in his show, the boost Radio 4 can provide, TV nerves, and his ideal football squad. Read


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Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read

Jan Etherington interview

Jan Etherington interview

We talk to one of the writers of Lynda Bellingham sitcoms Second Thoughts & Faith In The Future, now on DVD. Read

Friday Night Dinner 4

Friday Night Dinner 4

Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Robert Popper's award-winning sitcom Friday Night Dinner. Read

Have you made a short film?

Have you made a short film?

Short Com is open for comedy film submissions for its 2015/2016 touring schedule of screenings. Read

Win a comedy writing book

Win a comedy writing book

We have three copies of Masterclass: Writing Comedy, the new tutorial book by Lesley Bown, to hand out. Enter

Get Started In Stand-Up

Get Started In Stand-Up

We've got some copies of Logan Murray's great tutorial book Get Started In Stand-Up to hand out to comedians. Enter

Dave's Election Night

Dave's Election Night

Channel Dave is to broadcast a one-off documentary focusing on Al Murray as he lobbies in the General Election. Read

Alan Partridge book sequel

Alan Partridge book sequel

A sequel to Alan Partridge's smash hit autobiography, I, Partridge, will be published in 2016. Read

Zig and Zag are back!

Zig and Zag are back!

CBBC has ordered a 26-part animated sitcom series focused around former Big Breakfast characters Zig & Zag. Read

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale interview

Kevin McHale talks about how he nearly said no to hosting Virtually Famous, and panel shows in the USA. Read