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...
Mock The Week star Ed Byrne is an established touring favourite, and despite his youthful looks the Irishman recently marked up 20 years as a comic.
Written by Veronica Lee. Giggle Beats, 30th August 2015
The rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter on Slow West, Ray Celestin's The Axeman's Jazz, The Waters by Mick Jenkins and the magic of Kermode and Mayo.
Written by Jessica Murray. The Observer, 30th August 2015
You've got to admire the master of the pithy putdown, someone who can take complete control of an audience of 500 plus without a crack in his persona.
Written by Graham James. Bournemouth Echo, 28th August 2015
"With arena shows, the material doesn't evolve. You don't want to take the gamble of trying out new stuff in front of 12,000 people."
Written by Roz Laws. Belfast Live, 19th August 2015
Scottish comedian Alex 'Happy' Howden has died, close to his 76th birthday.
Chortle, 17th August 2015
The man behind telly comedy Limmy's Show opened his book reading with a brief megamix of characters from his TV series, addressing audience expectation.
Written by Paul English. Daily Record, 14th August 2015
The gala night in October will raise funds for The Royal Variety Charity.
What's On Stage, 12th August 2015
The stars will join Richard O'Brien for a one-off special gala performance on 17 September.
Written by Emily Cole. What's On Stage, 12th August 2015
Simon Evans is one of the country's most stylish stand-up comedians. And I'm not just talking about his bespoke suits.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 10th August 2015
Julian Clary, the star of a new ITV show, is less camp in real life than his screen persona but has no intention of toning down his double entendres, he tells Matthew Stadlen.
Written by Julian Clary. The Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2015
If any of you are lucky enough to have experienced Colin Hoult live, you'll know why we're getting a bit over-excited that he has a new show starting next week at Soho Theatre. Messing about with Ouija Boards is described by the theatre as "the terrifying true tale of what happened when Colin Hoult's mum made contact with the spirit world."
Written by Mog. The Velvet Onion, 8th August 2015
When it comes to the haters, there seems to be little reasoning with them.
Written by Dominic Cavendish. The Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2015
Richard Herring doesn't know the meaning of slowing down. The stand-up comic will stage his 12th new show in 15 years later this month, but that's not all.
Written by Tom Eames. Digital Spy, 7th August 2015
Comedy fans can now vote to choose three more finalists for the Magners New Comedy Act 2015.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 6th August 2015
Roy Chubby Brown is set to speak in south Leeds about his rise to prominence.
Yorkshire Evening Post, 4th August 2015
The Telegraph invites proud pet owners to take our version of the famous Proust personality questionnaire on behalf of their animals. This week, Dom Joly and his pig, Wilbur.
Written by Olivia Parker. The Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2015
What your younger self would make of you today: comedian, actress and writer Jenny Eclair looks back...
Written by Anna Tyzack. The Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2015
Bill Bailey is a comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter, author and documentary maker, as well as a supporter of many charities and a committed feminist. He lives in west London with his wife, Kristin, and their son, Dax.
Written by Emily Hourican. Independent Ireland, 3rd August 2015
What's it like when both you and your partner are stand-ups?
Written by Alice Jones. The Independent, 1st August 2015
At an hour long this show is a perfect treat for just about any child or anyone who enjoys a few poo jokes.
Written by Tom Finch. The Public Reviews, 31st July 2015
It's Izzard's work in both politics and charity that sets him apart from his peers: In 2009 he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief and earlier this year, Eddie revealed plans to run for Mayor of London in 2020.
Written by Jon Hornbuckle. Attitude Magazine, 31st July 2015
Edinburgh Festivals, 30th July 2015
Modern India collides with the UK's hidden trade in overseas surrogacy in Meera Syal's new novel about motherhood.
Edinburgh Festivals, 30th July 2015
Performances from Des Clarke, Robert Florence, Iain Connell, Greg McHugh, Sanjeev Kohli, Michael Redmond, Jane Godley and Tom Stade.
Written by Robert Mitchell. The Daily Record, 30th July 2015
Newcastle sketch group Hot Gulp are to make their live debut in the city tomorrow night.
Written by Andrew Dipper. Beyond the Joke, 30th July 2015
Our Kid Critic Edward Macneill, aged 10, gives the lowdown on the third instalment of Barmy Britain.
Written by Edward Macneill. What's On Stage, 30th July 2015
Students' union Safe Space policies, which limit potentially offensive speech, make this kind of experimentation impossible.
Written by Luke Terry. Spiked, 29th July 2015
As some of Britain's best comedians prepare for a benefit in aid of free speech, William Cook asks them about their own experiences of standing up to censorship.
Written by William Cook. The Independent, 28th July 2015
West End play The Mentalists, starring comedian and The Office writer Stephen Merchant, is to close one month earlier than planned on 29 August.
BBC News, 28th July 2015
MUJU's new show, Come In! Sit Down!, is not afraid to tackle pretty gritty issues, discovers Bruce Dessau.
Written by Bruce Dessau. The Evening Standard, 28th July 2015
Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Read
The world famous Royal Albert Hall is launching a series of late night gigs in its Elgar Room. Full details: Read
Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read
Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read
A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read
Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read
Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read
The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read
Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in new Radio 4 show Bun Club. Read
Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein will present Thank You For Being A Lovely Audience, a new BBC Four documentary. Read
ITV2 has ordered four shows: Sniggaz, All About The Bants, Comedy Basement and The Ty And Ky Show. Read
Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Flowers, a new sitcom starring Olivia Colman & Julian Barratt. Read
ITV is reportedly in talks to bring back Cold Feet, its popular comedy drama about three Manchester couples. Read
House Of Fools, the sitcom written by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, has finished after two series. Read
Ben Spiteri, the writer-producer of Bad Robots, talks about creating Series 2. Read
Sir Tony Robinson has given one of the strongest hints yet about a possible Blackadder revival. Read
Andrew Lawrence is to star in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom, There Is No Escape, alongside Diane Morgan. Read
TV channel Gold has commissioned a one-off hour long comedy drama starring Catherine Tate and Miles Jupp. Read
Stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey is taking part in C4 series Time Crashers. He admits he found it hard to film: Read
Steen Raskopoulos talks to BCG about playing John Mahogany in BBC Three's spoof police drama Top Coppers. Read
Comedy actor Stephen Lewis, best known for playing Inspector Blake in On The Buses, has died. Read
Reginald Perrin creator David Nobbs has died at the age of 80. Many comedy stars have paid tribute to his talents. Read
Dave has commissioned a fourth and fifth series of Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish, ahead of Series 3. Read
Monty Python And The Holy Grail is to be re-released in October for its 40th anniversary. Read
Phillip Schofield's former sidekick Gordon the Gopher is the star of a new online comedy pilot. Read
Actor George Cole, best known as Minder's Arthur Daley and St. Trinian's Flash Harry, has died aged 90. Read
Rob Brydon is set to host a BBC Children in Need concert featuring comedy about Sir Tom Jones. Read
The comedians involved in new channel Dave show Taskmaster talk about taking part in the bizarre challenges. Read
Dave has confirmed the commissioning of Crackanory Series 3, with star readers set to include Christopher Lloyd. Read
Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop. Read
Happy Days star Henry Winkler is to return to CBBC for a third series of Hank Zipzer. Read
Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room. Read
Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, maybe as an online show. Read
The writers of the army-based BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42 have confirmed that the sitcom has ended. Read
Absolutely, the comedy sketch group who starred in their own Channel 4 show, are making a series for Radio 4. Read
Big School, the sitcom created by David Walliams, has ended. The star is now working on a sketch show. Read
The hit comedy panel show podcast is back for a fifth series, with guests including Katherine Ryan. Listen