Podcasts

Here are the podcast series The British Comedy Guide is involved with...

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast

RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy. Guests over the 50+ episodes include Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan, Russell Brand, Sarah Millican, David Mitchell and many, many more comedy stars!

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

Stuart Goldsmith talks to fellow stand-up comedians about how they create funny stuff and manage their career. These very in-depth interviews are interesting and revealing. There's over 100 episodes here:

Richard Herring: Lord of the Dance Settee

Richard Herring: Lord of the Dance Settee

A podcast series to accompany Richard Herring's 2015 stand-up tour. It features stories of life on the road as he travels round 70+ UK towns.

No Pressure To Be Funny

No Pressure To Be Funny

A topical, political panel show podcast recorded in front of a live audience once a month. NP2BF is presented by LBC radio host James O'Brien and created by comedians Nick Revell and Alistair Barrie.

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown

An innovative audio comedy panel game podcast from sketch team Pappy's, recorded in front of a live audience. The episodes are not topical so it's fun to listen to Flatslam anytime. There's 5 series for you here:

Carl Donnelly & Chris Martin

Carl Donnelly & Chris Martin

A podcast series that has been running for over 100 episodes. Stand-up comedians Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin are joined by a different guest each week to discuss whatever is in the news.

Brendon Burns

The Brendon Burns Show

A regular comedy podcast cobbled together by UK-based Australian stand-up Brendon Burns. The episodes mostly consist of Brendon arguing with himself, or audio from his shows on the road.

The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show

The John Dredge Show

An insanely silly, yet utterly peculiar multiple award-winning sketch show. The episodes - created by and starring John Dredge - feature sketches, surreal spoofs and sublime sound effects. There's been 3 series so far, with Series 4 now in the works.

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

An award-winning panel show podcast where the teams must work out the right thing to do in any given situation. With Danielle Ward, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Michael Legge and special guests.

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Podcasts

Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Podcasts

A topical comedy podcast from the creators behind the hit live show, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho. Join the former Prime Minister for satirical jokes and sketches.

Richard Herring Snooker

Richard Herring: Me1 vs Me2 Snooker

A surreal podcast series from Richard Herring. It's a series of exhibition snooker matches in which Herring recreates his lonely childhood by playing himself at snooker and commentating as he plays. Madness.

What Are You Laughing At? - British Comedy Podcast

What Are You Laughing At?

The British Comedy Guide's own podcast all about comedy, published at irregular times (we're on a bit of a break at the moment). Presenter Dave Cohen chats to those who create comedy about their careers and current projects.

Older Series

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Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life

Richard Herring's Meaning Of Life

Highlights from an experimental six-part series by Richard Herring. In this series Herring looks at life's big topics. This is the free audio version of the show - you can get more from a paid version.

We're All Going To Die

Richard Herring: We're All Going To Die

A one-off podcast linked to Richard Herring's 2013 stand-up tour. He looks at the funny and philosophical side of death.

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring presented a daily podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The hour-long shows featured big name special guests, gossip, swearing, lies, prizes and surprises!

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Juggler and comedian Mat Ricardo hosted a variety show where the best from the worlds of cabaret, variety, comedy and circus do their thing. Eddie Izzard and Dave Gorman were amongst the guests.

Talking Cock

Talking Cock with Richard Herring

Richard Herring presented this podcast series linked to his 2013 stand-up tour. It contains everything you ever wanted to know about the penis but were afraid to ask.

As It Occurs To Me

As It Occurs To Me

As It Occurs To Me (AIOTM) was a smash-hit sketch show written by Richard Herring and performed in front of a live audience. It ran for three series and was nominated for a Sony Award.

The Collings and Herrin Podcast

Collings & Herrin

Each week, for 68 minutes, Andrew Collins and Richard Herring delivered their own sideways look at the news. It ran for 167 episodes and a number of specials, but this iTunes chart-topping podcast has now sadly finished.

Alex Horne interview

Alex Horne interview

His latest Edinburgh show involved ladders from Wickes, his first one was supposed to feature a bloke from Hot Chip. Read

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

Missing TV sketch shows?

Missing TV sketch shows?

The organisers of London Sketchfest ponder why there's hardly any sketch shows on TV nowadays. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read

Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4 is bringing back its Alternative Election Night format on 7th May, with Jeremy Paxman & David Mitchell. Read

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

Lee Nelson interview

Lee Nelson interview

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

BAFTA nominations

BAFTA nominations

The shortlists for the 2015 BAFTA Television Awards have been announced. Here's the comedy nominees: Read

Terry Jones - Bath Plug

Terry Jones - Bath Plug

Monty Python star Terry Jones has received Bath Comedy Festival's first ever 'Bath Plug Award'. Pictures

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

Blake Harrison gets Tripped

The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will take the lead role in Tripped, a comedy drama series for E4. Read

E4 orders Aliens comedy

E4 orders Aliens comedy

E4 has ordered Aliens, a show about a group of extra-terrestrials forced to live in a segregated community. Read

Max & Ivan on their R4 show

Max & Ivan on their R4 show

Comedy double-act Max & Ivan attempt to introduce their Radio 4 series to us in this funny article written by them. Read

Bethan Roberts wins in Bath

Bethan Roberts wins in Bath

Bethan Roberts has been named the winner of Bath Comedy Festival's 2015 New Act Of The Year contest. Read

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins panel show

Sue Perkins will host the pilot episode of Insert Name Here, a new comedy panel show format for BBC Two. Read

As Yet Untitled - Series 3

As Yet Untitled - Series 3

Unscripted chat format Alan Davies As Yet Untitled is to return to Dave for a third series. There'll be 10 episodes. Read

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell's new sitcom

David Mitchell has signed up to play William Shakespeare in Upstart Crow, a sitcom pilot for BBC Two. Read

You, Me & Them interviews

You, Me & Them interviews

Seven members of the cast of UKTV Gold sitcom You, Me & Them talk about the second series of their show. Read

39 Steps - 4 play 139 roles

39 Steps - 4 play 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. Read

Seann Walsh interview

Seann Walsh interview

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

The Interviews - new series

The Interviews - new series

Kenneth Williams and The Two Ronnies are amongst the comedians profiled in new Gold series The Interviews. Read

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

Radio 4's Cardboard Heart

The cast has been announced for Richard Marsh: Cardboard Heart, a Radio 4 sitcom about a man who writes poetry. Read

No more Up The Women

No more Up The Women

Jessica Hynes's suffragette sitcom Up The Women will not return for a third series. BBC2 has given it the axe. Read

'This Made Me Laugh' films

'This Made Me Laugh' films

The Barbican has invited eight stars from the world of comedy to select their favourite classic comedy films. Read

ITV's Play To The Whistle

ITV's Play To The Whistle

Holly Willoughby has signed up to present Play To The Whistle, a sports-based comedy panel show for ITV. Read

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

Ray Peacock: taboo comedy

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