On this page we link to the latest external interviews and reviews related to stand-up and sketch acts performing on the UK live comedy circuit...
Analog.Ue at the National Theatre is the latest in a line of one-man shows with an added gizmo - a tradition that takes in Samuel Beckett and Ken Campbell.
Written by Lindesay Irvine. The Guardian, 10th March 2014
Seasoned Kitson aficionados will know that he can be better than this.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 10th March 2014
Even if you don't like the Beatles, Mitch Benn's jaunty lecture on the Fab Four makes for an engaging evening.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 10th March 2014
Single White Slut is generally very spontaneous, in fact. It's far more fluid than Key's previous shows: there's a finely tuned structure behind all the tomfoolery, but it's a loose framework, giving the stand-up ample freedom to play with the crowd and show off his masterful ad-libbing skills.
Written by Ben Williams. Time Out London, 10th March 2014
Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, The Duck House, The Full Monty, The Same Deep Water As Me have been nominated in the 2014 Olivier Awards.
Olivier Awards, 10th March 2014
Comedian, sports pundit and novelist on his TV highs and lows. Includes Sherlock, Friends and Made in Chelsea.
Written by Gwilym Mumford. The Guardian, 10th March 2014
Jason Manford will open Jesterval Comedy Festival when it returns to Gateshead this summer.
Written by Andrew Dipper. Giggle Beats, 10th March 2014
Overall it feels like Jack Whitehall should take one of the aspects to his stage persona and invest in it further to provide his performance with an edge, but as he kept thousands of people entertained for two hours that may be unlikely to happen - simply because doesn't need to.
Written by Marissa Burgess. Chortle, 10th March 2014
There are perhaps one too many anecdotes about his sex life, but there's plenty of fun to be had in his engaging tales of social embarrassment, delivered with trademark squeaky indignation, and an impressively-constructed gag involving a cheese strudel.
Written by Catherine Jones. Liverpool Echo, 10th March 2014
Near the climax of this comedy gala celebrating the Usher Hall's centenary, compère Arthur Smith mused on its future. Would people be back in another hundred years to mark that event with more laughter?
Written by Brian Donaldson. The Scotsman, 10th March 2014
Jenny Collier took to Twitter after she was dropped because the 'venue did not want too many women on the bill'.
Written by Jonathan Brown. The Independent on Sunday, 9th March 2014
The windmills and intelligent hedge gaps in comic Simon Munnery's mind.
Written by John Fleming. 9th March 2014
Tim Key at the Soho theatre is somewhere between standup and experimental theatre - and he's painfully funny.
Written by Stephanie Merritt. The Observer, 9th March 2014
The comedian and actor on Breaking Bad, Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem and the magic of Cape Town.
Written by Ben Marshall. The Guardian, 9th March 2014
I have just performed a gig to some of the largest amount of silence for some time, I would not be surprised if the estate of John Cage sue me for plagiarism.
Written by Robin Ince. 8th March 2014
A venue in Haslemere, Surrey cancelled a performance from Jenny Collier as too many women were already on the bill.
Written by Sarah O'Meara. The Huffington Post, 8th March 2014
Apart from 'are you funny when you are not in stage?', 'do you ever switch off?' and 'do you get lots of groupies?', the question stand-ups often get asked is 'what makes you laugh?'. Simon Evans, Kerry Godliman and Jim Smallman respond.
Written by Julian Hall. The Stage, 7th March 2014
His current act, I Can Make You A Mentalist, sees him teach a random member of the audience telepathic skills.
Written by Joe McGuire. The Daily Record, 7th March 2014
Previews of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Paul Chowdhry and Angela Barnes.
Written by James Kettle. The Guardian, 7th March 2014
Female comics 'at the top of their game' form a third of the comedy lineup at this year's festival, whose arts programme reads like a who's who of performance.
Written by Nancy Groves. The Guardian, 7th March 2014
Comedian, husband and Arsenal fan Dara speaks to Mirror Online about zombie attacks and not needing permission from the wife to play games.
Written by Danny Walker. The Daily Mirror, 7th March 2014
The comedian revealed that mother Barbara has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time.
Written by Tom Eames. Digital Spy, 7th March 2014
The producers of Harry Hill's X Factor spoof musical I Can't Sing! have admitted there is "still work to do" after an audience was left waiting almost 50 minutes between acts during its first show.
BBC News, 7th March 2014
Over the course of the hour, he tried to raffle off his bookmark, sang a tuneless song about Doncaster and read badly from his masterwork.
Written by Alice Jones. The Independent, 7th March 2014
Raleigh native Kaytlin Bailey formed an all-female comedy troupe. On Wednesday, Bailey's Pink Collar Comedy Tour will make its third appearance in Raleigh at Deep South the Bar. Bailey, Erin Judge, Abbi Crutchfield and Carrie Gravenson star in a show built around funny, honest stories from their own varied life experiences.
Written by Katie Jansen. News Observer, 6th March 2014
The festival runs from April 1-13, and delivers a mix of comedy and musical theatre with the likes of Omid Djalili, Fred MacAulay and Jerry Sadowitz.
Written by Dawn Renton. Fife Today, 6th March 2014
The Last Leg star has a gimlet eye for the absurd minutiae of his slacker life and maximises the comedy he finds there.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 6th March 2014
UKIP is trying to stop musical comedy duo Jonny And The Baptists from touring.
Written by Jay Richardson. Chortle, 6th March 2014
Daniel Kitson's latest National Theatre show is a technical feat-cum-therapy session, with little in it for the audience.
Written by Paul Fleckney. London Is Funny, 6th March 2014
If you had to name a comic less likely to star in an imaginary remake of Men Behaving Badly, then Miles Jupp would possibly come to mind.
Written by Rob Smyth. Burton Mail, 6th March 2014
This week on TV you can be terrified by some evil mischief in Inside No. 9; plus much more. Summary: Read
Jenny Eclair doesn't hold back. She's frank and funny in this podcast interview with Richard Herring. Listen
Sky Living has ordered a fourth series of Mount Pleasant, the comedy drama starring Sally Lindsay. Read
Dawn French is to perform a special Thought For The Day on Radio 4 in character as Geraldine Granger. Read
The original cast of sci-fi radio show The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy are to reunite for a new episode. Read
The hit BBC sketch show Goodness Gracious Me is to be resurrected for a special one off edition. Read
BBC Three is to stop broadcasting on television, becoming an online-only channel, according to new plans. Read
Tim Vine is to a new comedy quiz show called You Can't Say That!. Contestants must spot the trick questions. Read
An introduction to the characters who will appear in W1A, the spin-off from hit sitcom Twenty Twelve. Read
Richard Wilson, Jo Brand, Kevin Eldon and Tim Key are amongst the stars for Sky Arts' 2014 drama series. Read
BBC Scotland has launched a new comedy writing scheme to sign up between 10-20 comedy writers. Read
Football fan and stand-up comic Marlon Davis lists a fantasy team comprising of comedians. Read
Channel Dave has ordered a second series of Crackanory, the storytelling programme for adults. Read
It's the new chart topping podcast series from Richard Herring, based around life's big questions. Listen
Steve Pemberton is to adapt the Mapp And Lucia series of novels for a new BBC One comedy drama. Read
A fictionalised account of Lenny Henry's rise to stardom is to become a BBC One comedy drama. Read
Brainbox Candy is running a caption competition to design a new birthday card. Find out how to enter: Read
Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is back. In this new episode he chats to Adam Buxton. Listen
Stella, the Wales-based comedy drama by Ruth Jones, has been given a fourth series by Sky1. Read
The BBC is to trial three comedy pilots - The Neighbourhood, Welcome Home and Tools - at an event this March. Read
Richard Ayoade has signed a three-book deal with Faber & Faber. The first will be released this November. Read
Here's a funny picture extract from David Bussell's pranks and anecdotes book 'But... You're A Horse'. Read
Frank Skinner is to host The Rest Is History, a new comedy discussion show on the topic of history. Read
Jack Whitehall says he plans to end his hit school-based sitcom Bad Education after the third series. Read
Romesh Ranganathan is to take over as the host of R4 Extra's Newsjack, with a refreshed format. Read
BCG chats to 'Scott Johnson', the man at the centre of a web series set in a celebrity lookalike company. Read
Dawn French has announced she is to tour the UK with her first ever solo show, 30 Million Minutes. Read
Michael McIntyre and Lee Evans will be amongst the stars of the Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2014 in May. Read
BBC Radio 4 Extra is to launch a new online Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy game in March. Don't Panic! Read
ITV4 is launching Warren United, an animated sitcom about a father who is a devoted football fan. Read
With Series 2 of the strikingly unique This Is Jinsy out on DVD, we discuss the show with the creators. Read
Rhod Gilbert will host I Know Best, a pilot in which the audience must try and guess if guests are lying. Read
FUBAR Radio, a digital station which is broadcasting uncensored comedy content, has launched. Read
It's been confirmed that a cartoon version of Mrs Brown's Boys is set to go into production this summer. Read
BBC Scotland has announced six new radio comedy pilots, plus a writing project for 15-24 year-olds. Read
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Series 3 starts next week, with Chris Morris interviewing the star. Read
Interviews with the nine main cast members who star in ITV's Margate based comedy Edge Of Heaven. Read